What are the benefits of tissue and sheet masks?
Into skincare? Chances are you’ve seen your friends and family posting sheet mask selfies over the past couple of years. These Insta-friendly skincare products have a range of awesome benefits for your skin. Find out more with our simple guide to sheet and tissue masks.
What is a tissue/sheet mask?
Sheet masks are sheet fabrics, shaped like your face, that are soaked in a nutritionally charged solution called serum. The sheet is made from a range of different materials, including fibres and gel, and because they’re packed full of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, they can have a range of impressive benefits for your skin.
It’s also important to understand what sheet masks aren’t. They’re not traditional clay masks, in fact, they aren’t really masks at all! In fact, tissue face masks are called masks mainly due to their resemblance to the famous accessory sported by the Phantom of the Opera. In reality, they function in a very different way to traditional skincare masks.
Put simply, traditional masks are typically used for drawing out impurities, exfoliating, or deep cleaning. By contrast, tissue masks are best at hydrating and plumping your skin. They have different functions, so don’t let the use of the term “mask” mess up your skincare regimen. It’s best to use the two products in combination with one another to achieve the best results.
What are the benefits of tissue face masks?
As we mentioned in the previous section, tissue face masks should primarily be counted on for their hydrating properties. The three main ingredients of any sheet mask, including Garnier tissue masks, are hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, and ceramides. For those who don’t know, these ingredients are great for hydration. Bottom line: tissue masks help to increase water content, resulting in plumper, smoother, and more moisturised skin.
It may help to explain a little about how tissue face masks actually work to understand why they’re so helpful. The formula delivers active ingredients to the skin, moisture is absorbed, helping to restore hydration. In short, using sheet masks is a great way to brighten your skin, leaving it hydrated and glowing, even if you only apply it once.
How to incorporate a Garnier tissue mask into your skincare routine
It’s easy to add a Garnier tissue mask into your skincare routine. You can use them as often as you like, but for best results, try to apply them at least three times a week. First, you’ll need to choose a sheet mask that’s right for you. Here’s a quick rundown of the best Garnier tissue masks that you can include in your skincare regimen:
Best face masks for moisture
When it comes to moisture, the Moisture Bomb Pomegranate Hydrating Mask could be an ideal choice. It’s super hydrating and revitalising, which makes this Garnier tissue mask perfect for dehydrated skin. Enriched with pomegranate extract, it can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and quench your skin.
Best face masks for glowing skin
To energise and illuminate your skin, the Garnier Fresh-Mix Face Sheet Shot Mask With Vitamin C is a great option. This mask will leave your complexion looking more even and your skin brighter than ever. Plus, it’s enriched with Vitamin C!
Best face masks for night-time
If you’re looking for the best face mask to wear at night-time, you don’t have to look much further than the Moisture Bomb Night Time Face Sheet Mask. Apply your mask before bed and leave your skin feeling intensely hydrated after a long day.
How to apply a sheet mask
Once you’ve settled on the best face mask for your needs, it’s time to apply it. While different tissue masks are likely to have different instructions, typically they’ll all go something like this:
- Clean your skin thoroughly.
- Unfold the mask and apply it to your clean skin, ensuring that the protective film is facing outward.
- Remove the protective film from the mask.
- Smooth out the mask to make sure that it matches up with your facial features.
- Leave it on for around 15 minutes.
- Remove the mask slowly by peeling away the edges.
- Massage any remaining serum into the skin or wipe away with a cotton pad.
Want to take a look at Garnier’s face mask range? Explore our tissue mask products, right here.