Sheet Mask vs. Professional Mask
by Christina K.
Many clients have been asking what my thoughts are on sheet masks so I decided to share my opinion about them here. Korean sheet masks have been trending in the U.S. for a few years now. They’re inexpensive and convenient. Some sheet masks can give you instant results like pore-tightening and hydration. And some, well…they’re just fun, cute and perfect for selfies.
If you must continue your weekly or even daily at-home sheet mask ritual, I highly recommend the molding rubber masks or bio cellulose masks aka: second skin mask. These adhere closely to the skin and enhance absorption. It’s slightly more expensive than the ones made of fiber but it has higher absorbency so it’s not necessary to apply every day. However, even the bio cellulose & molding rubber masks can’t replace professional masks.
Professional masks come in different forms and can target more skin concerns. Unlike the sheet masks, your esthetician can customize your mask to target multiple concerns on different areas of the face with concentrated active ingredients. My favorite is the Molding Rubber Masks. (Don’t worry- it’s not real rubber) It’s available for at-home use but the professional ones have more active ingredients and longer lasting results.
It comes in a powder form.
- Mix with water and it turns into a thick goo.
- Apply all over your face
- Allow to dry.
- Peel off in one big rubbery piece.
I tried the Collagen mask. It’s infused with hydrolyzed collagen which is easily absorbed into the skin boosting elasticity and moisture retention. It feels cold when first applied but quickly adjusts to your body temperature. You’ll feel it slowly molding to your face and the blob of goo actually feels kind of good.
Once the mask was removed I noticed my skin was softer, hydrated, and plumped. Compared to the effects of at-home sheet masks, the result of this professional rubber mask treatment lasted 4-5 days longer.
Try it next time you get a facial! I’m pretty sure you’ll love it <3
*prior to my mask application I prepped my skin with glycolic acid which allowed for better absorption. I’ll talk about this in another post
Originally posted on Christina’s blog at Esthetiqa.com: http://www.esthetiqa.com/2017/01/15/sheet-mask-vs-professional-mask/