Korean Sheet masks
I have heard about sheet masks but never really got to try one until I got a couple as gifts. The sheets masks are from a company called Nature Republic and one was the green tea mask and the other was Lavender mask.The packaging is very cute.
The other side of the mask has a lot of writings in Korean :) but the instructions on how to use the mask is given in English too.
'1. After washing the face, apply toner to clear up the skin.
2. Open the pouch, pull out the mask and place it on the face using the eye area to align correctly.
3. Remove after 20 minutes and gently pat for better absorption.'
There is a cut given and one has to tear it through to open the pouch. That is how the sheet mask looks like once removed from the pouch. The sheet masks is in two pieces - one piece covers the forehead till the nose and upper part of the cheeks; the second piece to cover the lower part of the cheeks and chin. And of course the eye area and mouth area is open.The sheets are actually placed in between two plastic sheets. So a bit of peeling and viola you have the soggy masks out.
The sheets are soaked in the serum. Aligning the mask correctly on the face can be quite tricky for a first timer. Ah that cooling sensation - it is so relaxing. I have read that some people leave the masks on overnight and I am perplexed as to how. The mask can easily fall off when you toss and turn na. 20 minutes is more than enough for the goodness of the serum in the mask to penetrate the skin. Do not wash it off then. Leave it overnight and wash it off the next day. My skin was definitely hydrated and plumper the next day. There will be a bit more of the serum left in the pouch and you can use it the next night too. :)
Love the whole idea of sheet masks.