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I’ve never been a face mask kind of girl.
I’ve never liked using clay or mud face masks at home. I find the whole process to be messy, yucky and labourious. I hate the feeling of my face tightening under the mud, the way the clay gets hard and crusty, then having to wash up the semi-dried up gunk off my face! Ugh!
However over the last few years, I’ve discovered facial sheet masks and I realised how easy, refreshing, soothing, and hydrating they are. So I now LOVE giving myself a weekly face mask.
Sheet masks are great because they deliver essence and concentrated active ingredients straight to your face, and the sheet stops the essence from evaporating, which allows your skin to get the maximum hydration and absorption.
I find sheet masks to be such a quick, easy and affordable way to give my skin a boost. They are an excellent alternative to going to a spa or beauty salon.
And at $4 a pop, there’s no contest really!
They gave me a stack to try out and I thought I’d share how I use my favourite mask, the Mizon Firming Mask.
Now I can’t give you a precise scientific assessment on the results, but I can tell you that my skin feels super hydrated, soft, smooth, and looks lovely for the next two days!
Ok this whole step by step thing is probably unnecessary and pretty self explanatory, but I do have a few tips!
Plus these photos were fun to take, so bear with me :)
Take the face sheet mask out of the packet, but don’t toss the packet yet!
Keep it upright, lean it up against your toothbrush holder and save it for later.
Unfold and open up the face mask completely, until it looks like a creepy dude.
Make sure you have the two eye-holes on top!
Thwack it onto your face!
Stretch it around to position it correctly on your face. Smooth it all out and press it all down to get rid of air bubbles.
Keep your mouth closed, try not to smile.
Oh and make sure the nose flap thing is not covering your nostrils. Make sure you can breathe!
See? I told you my tips are gold.
Once it’s on your face, pick up the mask packet, tip the remaining contents onto your hands and smooth the essence all over your neck, upper chest, and hands.
Heck use it on your feet and legs too, just don’t let it go to waste!
Leave the mask on for the recommended time, usually it’s about 10 – 20 minutes.
When the time is up, take off the mask; you’ll find that it’s still drenched with essence, so I like to rub it on my arms and legs. Leave the residue on your face. Don’t wash it off.
As for when to use a face sheet mask in your beauty regime: Remove makeup, cleanse, tone, use essence, then use sheet mask. You don’t have to use serum, eye cream or moisturiser after that. You can just head to bed!
Do take a peek at all the available face masks from Aniqa :)
Enjoy the pampering!