We tend to think that sheet masks are reserved for our nighttime routines only. I’m certainly guilty of this. But hey, I can admit when I’m wrong! Sheet masks are for anytime, anywhere. Planes? Check. At the gym? SURE! Steaming in the jjimjilbang? Obviously.
Let’s discuss all the different ways you can use sheet masks for every occasion!
I know you’re like, “Girl, I press snooze five times before I rush out of bed with 30 minutes to get ready for work. I don’t have time to mask in the morning before I do my makeup!” But listen, you do! Using a mask before you do your makeup ensures that your skin is nice and hydrated, which means your makeup will go on more smoothly (and quickly!) — no cake face or flakes over here! If I do wear a mask during my morning routine, I wear it while I’m doing my other morning stuff like making coffee, looking at emails, or throwing something together for breakfast. It’s like a 2-for-1 deal, with a bonus of your skin looking hella bomb afterwards.
Pro tip: Reward yourself after you’ve kicked ass in the gym by using a nice, cool sheet mask after you finish washing your face. I like to keep a few of my favorite sheet masks in the fridge for this occasion. Nothing feels better on super flushed skin than a chilled sheet mask! A chilled sheet mask is also perfect for after a long day at the beach/lake/river/summer in general. Look for masks with cooling properties to calm redness and inflammation.
I love love LOVE to use a super hydrating cream sheet mask after I do a chemical peel or any type of high percentage chemical exfoliant. Your skin can feel a bit tight and dry after using a peel, so I look to infuse my skin with a lot of moisture right after I finish. For maximum results, mist your face first with the A’Pieu Mask Booster Gel Mist, gently tap it in, and then apply the sheet mask of your choice. My all-time favorites are the Leaders Nourishing Vaseline masks, a perfect gel-cream sheet mask that really packs a hydrating punch.
Yes. I am that hella extra person who uses sheet masks during long haul (or even short) flights. And sure, you might get some crazy looks, but when everyone else gets off the plane looking extra shriveled up and dehydrated and you look like you’ve been drinking 80 gallons of water — refreshed and plump, honey — you won’t think twice.
For flights, I like to use sheet masks that are full of hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, snail mucin, and glacial water.
If there is any place that a sheet mask is completely, 100,000% appropriate, it’s the Korean spa (aka jjimjilbang aka my favorite place on earth). Listen, whenever I go to the jjimjilbang, I take FULL advantage of the fact I can sheet mask the entire time I’m there. I like to use one while I’m soaking in the hot tub, while I’m in the steam room, while I’m sitting in the salt heat rooms … everywhere, really. It’s the one time you be completely ridiculous and use like four to six sheet masks in a day. Is there such a thing as too many sheet masks? I don’t think so.
To really seal the deal, use a mask with traditional hanbang ingredients like ginseng.
Where’s the craziest place you’ve gotten #sheetfaced? How do you sheet mask for every occasion? Let us know in the comments!