If you’ve seen the viral video online of the poor girl screeching in agony as she tries to peel a facial mask formula off her face (and who hasn’t?), then chances are you’ve decided to opt for one of the popular sheet masks instead. (We’re not saying that all traditional peel-off face masks cause pain, of course, just that that particular one did for some reason.)
Since we specially selected a sheet mask for the fall Yuzen box—the Shray Skincare Go-Getter Goddess Rose-Infused, Anti-Aging, and Skin-Regenerating Mask—we thought we’d do a little research for you on why sheet masks are all the rage lately and share a few of the pros (there are many) and cons (just a few tiny ones) we discovered.
PRO: Sheet masks are less messy. Mud won’t get stuck under your fingernails when you’re applying one, and you don’t have to have a washcloth and warm water nearby to thoroughly rinse off when you’re done.
CON: Sheet masks are one-size-fits-all but our faces definitely aren’t, so it might take just a little maneuvering with the sheet to get it to fit your particular facial curves. When applying a sheet mask, concentrate first on the eye area, making sure the holes in the mask line up with your eyes, then move downward, patting the mask around your nose and cheeks and then finally your chin.
PRO: Sheet masks can go just about anywhere you go; just open the packet, apply the sheet to your face, and relax. Try a sheet mask for a refreshing boost on your lunch break during a particularly trying day at work. Or take one along on your next long airplane flight—just don’t scare any fellow passengers who may gasp (or worse) at your “murderer-from-those-frightening-Halloween-movies” look!
PRO: Sheet masks don’t hurt! Again, we’re not saying that all peel-off face masks will make you scream; we just know that sheet masks most definitely will not.
PRO: Sheet masks are hydrating. Some traditional face masks dry out the skin, and that’s perfectly fine if that’s their intended purpose, like for deep-treating acne or redness. But sheet masks always add moisture, and when you remove them, you can evenleave on any excess formula as you would a serum.
CON: The PRO above brings up one of the few cons of sheet masks: since they lay on top of the skin, their targeted formulas don’t penetrate quite as deeply as clay- or mud-based types. It’s not really a con, though, since sheet masks are perfect if your goal is increased hydration.
PRO: Sheet masks are relaxing. Since the sheet can be pretty slippery, it’s best to lie back so it won’t slide off. Lying back will cause you to naturally relax and take a much-needed rest while the mask works its magic. Enjoy!
Visit www.shrayskincare.com to discover all the sheet masks in the line, including Ms. Amazing, which boosts hydration and tightens pores, and Aurora, which also brightens as it hydrates. Don’t forget to use the promo code that came in your box to score a discount off online orders.