How Do Sheet Masks Work?

How Do Sheet Masks Work?

Masking is one of the newest, most fun trends in skin care. Sheet masks encourage you to take 15 minutes out of your busy day and relax while your face gets pampered. If you haven’t yet tried masking, it’s sure to be one of your new favorite skin care experiences. But what makes a sheet mask not only fun, but a highly effective skincare product? Let’s look at how sheet masks actually work.


Sheet masks are face-shaped fiber masks soaked in a moisturizing serum. “Sheet masks benefit by helping the skin get a higher concentration of ingredients,” says Diane Madfes, Garnier consulting dermatologist. Over the course of 15 minutes, the serum that’s infused in your mask’s formula works to deeply hydrate and nourish your skin.


First, cleanse your face to remove all excess dirt, oil, and impurities. (You don’t want your mask sitting on top of all that gunk!) Then open your mask and locate the eye and mask cut-outs for proper positioning. Fit the eye and mouth cut-outs to your face and smooth out the mask onto your skin. The solution keeps the mask in place while the serum goes to work on your skin. After about 15 minutes, remove your mask and throw it out, as masks are one-use only product. You may be left with some excess serum on skin’s surface. No need to rinse it off – just repurpose it onto your hands, neck, or anywhere that needs a little extra TLC.


Make sure to follow-up your mask with a moisturizer or night cream like Garnier SkinActive Miracle Anti-Fatigue Sleeping Cream. The moisturizer helps lock in and reinforce the benefits of the just-absorbed nutrients. With these simple steps, you’ll be reaping the benefits of one of the world’s most popular skincare trends in no time!