If you don’t know what a sheet mask is, it is a paper like fabric in the shape of a face that you place over your skin. It has holes where they eyes, nose and mouth should be. The sheet is made paper, various fibres and gels. It is also soaked in nutritious concentrated solutions also known as serum. They are completely different from face masks in the form of a paste in the sense that after you have used a sheet mask, you do not have to wash it off.
Sheet masks are a very popular beauty trend that began in South Korea and eventually gained popularity in many other countries, especially Asian countries. There are many beauty enthusiasts that have incorporated sheet masks into their skin care routines and I intend to do so too. Although sheet masks are becoming more and more popular every day, they aren’t entirely easy to come by but are easily obtained through Amazon, Ebay and other trusted online stores. I usually receive mine from a friend in who often travels to Asia. The brand I trust to use is called 我的美麗日記 Their products are available through their website and Amazon. They have a range of different sheet masks depending on your skin type. Their masks usually come in a box of 10 with a starting price of around £15.
The main purposes of the Black Pearl sheet mask is to moisturise and brighten the skin. Their sheets are made from natural materials: Spun-lace and tencel. They’re woven together to make an extremely thin sheet that locks in the formula used in their sheet masks. This makes the sheet more hydrating and allows the face to absorb as much of the formula as possible. It encourages nourishment and promotes the reduction of skin imperfections. The Black Pearl sheet mask is biodegradable and free of harmful chemicals.
When using a sheet mask it is advised to exfoliate and cleanse before hand, similar to a normal face mask and is to be left on for 20-30 minutes. It is also encouraged to massage the sheet into the skin. It is popular to use these frequently throughout the week, daily and sometimes twice a day and I can see why. They are only to be used once.
I haven’t used a sheet mask in a few years and wanted to start again and was very happy with the results. My skin felt silk smooth after and looked so much brighter. This morning I even saw an improvement of skin blemishes from breakouts.
- Easy to use
- Environmentally friendly
- Free of harmful chemicals
- Not messy
- Smells lovely and natural
- Can be expensive depending on how often you want to use them.