Sheet mask benefits and our favourite onesby Dr Ros Debenham
Taking a moment to pause, relax and pamper yourself is so important and for years, applying a face mask to your skin and closing your eyes for a moment or two has been a popular way to do so. As much as we love a traditional clay or pore-cleansing mask, we can’t get enough of a different type - sheet masks. They’re quick and convenient to use and have some incredible skin care benefits which is why they’ve become so popular.
Once applied to the skin, it is recommended that you leave a sheet mask on to work its magic for 15-20 minutes. A great option if you’re looking to give your skin a boost in a hurry! Don’t be tempted to leave it on any longer as it’ll actually have the opposite effect. It’s better to use them regularly (as often as you want really) and in short bursts for super hydrated, glowing skin. Some people even believe that using a sheet mask every single day is the secret to clear, bright skin.
Skin brightening active ingredients
The right mask shouldn't just be an indulgent treat but should tackle skin care concerns and deliver a high number of benefits too. Sheet masks are made from a special type of paper that seals to your skin and stops any vitamins from escaping. The fabric is drenched with a liquid cocktail of hydrating ingredients and this serum instantly delivers vitamins and plenty of other goodness directly to your skin. You’ll commonly find active ingredients in sheet masks including hyaluronic acid, collagen, and amino acids which can help with dry skin, fine lines and even have anti-aging properties.
Sheet masks for different skin types
Unlike traditional masks that cleanse and detox the skin, sheet masks are great at offering long-lasting hydrating effects. Most sheet masks are suitable for sensitive skin and provide an instant soothing and cooling effect. We love using the Clinicare masks because they have been specially designed for different skin types, so there is something for everyone.
The Clinicare EGF Pure Mask is formulated to provide relief for troubled skin and acne-like conditions as well as intensely hydrating. It contains active ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and niacinamide for a long-lasting soothing effect. If you’re looking for a rejuvenating sheet mask that can help with anti-pigmentation, tightening, and lifting of the skin then the Glow mask could be the perfect fit for you. Our mature clients love the Tighten/refresh mask as it offers instant plumping and tightening and long-lasting anti-wrinkle effects.
The Clincare masks are suitable for all skin types and are even suitable for use after invasive treatments such as chemical peels, microneedling, and mesotherapy. A great product to keep in your skin care cabinet ready for a dehydration emergency!