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HOW TO MAKE A SHEET MASK AT HOME


WHAT IS SHEET MASK?


Sheet masks are typically made from thin, cotton or other fiber-based materials soaked with a liquid-based formula that have a variety of healthy skin benefits. It's a quick, easy way to get glowing skin without too much effort, and they're a great pick-me-up for when you don't have time to commit to a traditional face mask. The cotton sheet allows the products to soak more easily into the skin. Just pat the mask into place and relax. No fuss needed.


Benefits Of Using DIY Sheet Masks


1. They Are Hydrating

Sheet masks are made of soft cellulose fabric soaked in a DIY solution. The fabric prevents water evaporation, allowing better absorption of the solution and maintaining adequate skin hydration (1). This helps prevent dryness and keeps your skin soft and plump.

2. May Have Antioxidant Properties

Some DIY sheet mask solutions also contain essential oils. These are pure plant oils and have antioxidant properties because of flavonoids and phenolic acids (2). These antioxidants can prevent free radical damage to keep the skin healthy and may also have anti-aging effects.


3. They Are Budget-Friendly

Buying commercial sheet masks every month may cost you a bomb, depending on the serum formula they use. However, you can save a ton of money by using DIY sheet masks. You can buy the sheets masks in bulk and prepare the DIY solution at home. This is also environment-friendly as it reduces plastic waste.

4. They Are Customizable

Although the commercial sheet masks come with targeted benefits and formulas, you can still be allergic to some of the ingredients (like fragrances) used in them. On the other hand, DIY sheet masks are natural, and you can customize the solutions depending on your skin type and needs.



HOW TO GET SHEET MATERIAL


You can use either of following options:


  • Simply use the wet wipes tissue ,

  • You can even opt for a cotton cloth piece,

  • A flat sheet of cotton roll will also do


The main purpose is a soft material that will hold liquid.



DIY Sheet Mask Recipes To Try At Home


Cucumber Sheet Mask (For Calming Your Skin)

You Will Need

  • Juice of 1 cucumber

  • A cotton facial mask sheet

Method

  1. Grate the cucumber and strain its juice.

  2. Soak the cotton facial mask sheet in the cucumber juice.

  3. Refrigerate the sheet mask for 20-30 minutes.

  4. Place the sheet mask on your face.

  5. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes.

  6. Remove it and wash your face.

  7. Follow up with a serum or moisturizer.

Why It Works

Cucumber feels extremely soothing on your skin. It hydrates your skin and calms irritation, inflammation, and has moisturizing benefits. It reduces trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL) and may also regulate excess sebum secretion


Rice Water Sheet Mask (For Brightening Your Skin)

You Will Need


  • A handful of rice (white or brown)

  • Water (twice as much as the rice)

  • A cotton facial mask sheet

Method

  1. Wash the rice and strain the water.

  2. Soak the clean rice in water overnight.

  3. Soak the cotton sheet mask in the rice water and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  4. Put the mask on your face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes.

  5. Take it off and wash your face with cold water.

  6. Follow up with a serum or moisturizer.

Why It Works

Korean women swear by rice water for their glowing complexion. It is a popular ingredient in skin care products as it has antioxidant benefits has anti-aging properties. It inhibits elastase production to tighten the skin


Green Tea Sheet Mask (For Detoxifying Your Skin)


You Will Need

  • 5 green tea bags

  • Water (as required)

  • 2-3 drops of lemon juice

  • A cotton facial mask sheet

Method

  1. Steep the green tea bags in hot water for 15-20 minutes.

  2. Let the concoction cool down before adding the lemon juice.

  3. Soak the cotton facial mask in the tea and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.

  4. Put the mask on your face and leave it on for 20 minutes.

  5. Remove the mask and wash your face.

  6. Follow up with serum or moisturizer.

Why It Works

Green tea is rich in polyphenols and antioxidants. It reduces irritation and acne and helps detoxify the skin


Rose Water And Glycerin Sheet Mask (To Tighten Your Skin)



You Will Need

  • 1 tablespoon of rose water

  • 1 tablespoon of glycerin

  • 1 cotton facial mask sheet

Method

  1. Mix the rose water and glycerin and soak the cotton sheet in it.

  2. Place the mask on your face.

  3. Leave it on for 20 minutes

  4. Take it off and wash your face after 15-20 minutes.

Why It Works

Glycerin has a hydrating effect on your skin, and rosewater exhibits anti-inflammatory effects and can reduce UV-induced inflammation and free radical damage to keep your skin healthy





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