If you have been following me for a while, you will know that I absolutely love and adore sheet masks. From my #selfcaresunday to my #midweekmasking, I always end of my facials with a good sheet mask. I sometimes think I am a bit of a hoarder, especially with my sheet masks from Skin Republic. A cruelty free brand founded in South Korea on the belief that everyone has the right to beautiful looking skin. They are a well-known brand in South Africa that I am sure most of you have heard of or even tried before. With their prices ranging from R40.00 to R100.00, they are one of my favourite go to brands and gentle enough for all skin types.
I always look forward to reading their blog post, but their latest one was one a real beauty revelation. Recommending enhancing the function of retinol by pairing their Brightening Vitamin C Sheet Mask with their Retinol Hydrogel Sheet Mask, which in turn would give my skin that boost of radiance. This meant double sheet masking, a way of masking I have never thought of before and I just had to try out. I was so surprised and ecstatic, my skin looked like it was photo shopped; I was left with beautiful glowing skin.
After reading up a bit more about this “new to me” beauty trend, I discovered that using two sheet masks was not as uncommon as I thought and has been a Korean skincare favourite for many years.
So what is this double masking exactly?
This is when you apply two different masks in tandem, one after the other, letting each mask drench your skin with all their benefits in one facial. Often our skin needs more than one thing addressed, and double masking does not make you choose. There is no real wrong way to double masking so feel free to experiment.
The only real key factor to remember is to keep an eye on the ingredients, pairing masks that will address your different skin concerns and that will complement each other. This will in turn really enhance your sheet mask experience.
After experiencing the amazing skin boost from the Brightening Vitamin C and the Retinol Hydrogel sheet mask, I decided to play around and pair more sheet masks and here are a few of my favourites –
The Bubble Purifying + Charcoal Face Mask is such a fun mask to use. It starts to foam and bubble once exposed to air, eliminating impurities, cleaning and refining pores. I then follow with the CoQ10 + Caviar Face Mask. A sheet mask that assists with reducing redness and revitalise your skin. A perfect combo of hydration and nourishment…
The Spots + Blemish Face Mask is a big favourite of mine. With ingredients like Tea Tree and Salicylic Acid that cleanses the skin’s pores, clearing spots and helping with the appearance of blemishes. Pairing this with the Collagen Infusion Face Mask, a powerful antiaging serum, filled with Collagen, Elastin and Vitamin E to assist with the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles.
Have you tried the new Pink Clay Mud Sheet Mask? It is a mess free, fuss free sheet mask for unclogging and tightening pores. It is a necessity, especially when paired with the Gold Hydrogel Mask that gives you that instant hydration. A perfect duo for that youthful-looking skin and natural radiance.
Now before grabbing those sheet masks and posting those selfies, have a read through a few tips to get the most out of your sheet mask –
- Sheet masks are more effective when used as the last step in your routine. Only ever, use on a clean skin. After cleansing, prep with a toning lotion.
- There is no need to rinse your face after using your sheet mask, just finish off with your favourite moisturiser.
- Use a serum underneath a sheet mask to boost and maximize the benefits of a mask.
- There is always extra serum in your sheet mask. Use the excess to coat your neck, chest and arms afterwards; your skin will love you for this.
- A good time to use a hydrating sheet mask is before an event for a beautiful glowing and radiant look.
- After a long day in the sun or an intense treatment, cool you face down with a hydrating sheet mask that was stored in the fridge. Your skin will absolutely love you for this.
Do you have any sheet mask tips to share? If you do, let me know in the comments below…