Face masks are one of the most popular beauty products for self-care, anti-aging, and relaxation. Sheet masks are especially effective for hydrating, smoothing, and toning the skin. Whether you’re new to masks or love them, you might wonder how often to use a face sheet mask for the best results.
Let’s get into the details! We’ll cover what sheet masks are, how often you should use them (and why), and other common questions.
What is a sheet mask?
A sheet mask, also known as a Korean face mask, is what it sounds like: a mask in sheet form! The sheet fits on top of your face and has holes for your eyes, nose, and mouth.
The sheet contains hydrating ingredients that release onto your skin as you wear the mask. Sheet masks often distribute hydrating more evenly than other products, as the ingredients connect directly with your skin from the mask.
How often should you use a face mask?
Is it okay to use one every day?
We generally recommend using a microcurrent mask twice a week for two weeks, then once a week for maintenance. Think about the first two weeks as a jumpstart for your skin. After that, it’s all about maintaining the anti-aging benefits. You can also use a sheet mask any time before special occasions, season changes that affect your skin, or if you notice your skin needs a boost.
In most cases, you can use a face sheet mask every day. Minnie from the K-pop group (G)I-DLE told Allure that she uses a sheet mask every day for a month before a performance. Sheet masking was her secret to “get her skin glowing.”
The most important word for face masks is routine. Skincare is about prevention more than anything. The right products and ingredients will prevent and reverse the signs of aging that we all experience over time.
Having a regular skincare routine that includes a quality mask is the best option. How often to use a face sheet mask will depend on your skin’s needs and what works for your lifestyle.
How effective are sheet masks, and how do they work?
The effectiveness of a sheet mask is all about two things:
- The quality of the ingredients
- How well the mask penetrates your skin’s layers
Any skincare product can claim to reverse aging signs or hydrate your skin. Some will even feel great on your face and convince you they’re working. But high-quality ingredients are only effective if they get into your skin layers.
First, let’s talk about the ingredients.
Best face sheet mask ingredients
An essential ingredient in a sheet mask is hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural sugar in your skin that keeps things plump and hydrated. As we age, the hyaluronic acid levels in our skin decrease — and this can start in our 20s.
Peptides and ceramides are also beneficial ingredients. Peptides help stimulate collagen production and strengthen your skin’s barrier. Ceramides lock in moisture and hydration that your skin receives from the sheet mask.
But ingredients are only effective if they can get into your skin.
Getting hydrating ingredients deep into the skin
At FRANZ Skincare, we know that a product only works when it actually penetrates the skin. That’s why our sheet masks use microcurrent technology, which mimics the power of the ocean.
Our Tissue X® technology creates tiny, rejuvenating waves across your face, opening up your pores to allow larger hyaluronic acid molecules to get deep into your skin. That means you benefit from more anti-aging ingredients at once — and they reach the deepest layers of your skin possible. This is the cornerstone technology of our microcurrent anti-aging face masks.
An “exercise” for your skin to tighten and tone
The waves from Tissue X® also helps tone and tighten your skin, increasing firmness along with plumpness. It’s like a gentle exercise for your skin that pays off enormously over time! It’s like a non-surgical, non-invasive facelift at home.
But just like going to the gym, routine is key. How often you use a face sheet mask is about doing it regularly for long-term results and maintenance.
When should a sheet face mask be used in your skincare routine?
When using a sheet mask, always think of layering it into your skincare routine. We recommend first using a face serum (ampoule) to stimulate your skin’s natural repair process. Then layer on a Premium Microcurrent Dual Mask for six times deeper ingredient delivery into your skin.
The Premium mask is our bestseller that works for all skin types. If you’re more focused on preventative aging, try out the Jet mask. For reversing advanced signs of aging, the Saint 21 Gold mask is ideal.
Do you wash your face after using a sheet mask?
Nope! You want to keep the benefits of the mask ingredients on your skin. After using the mask, gently pat any remaining serum on your skin. It’s best to let things absorb and hydrate, especially around your eyes.
What are the best face sheet masks?
The best sheet masks contain technology that actually works. At FRANZ, we combine science with nature for research-backed skincare. You get the equivalent of an at-home facelift without stepping foot into a dermatologist’s office or recovering from procedures. Shop with us today to try it out for yourself!
So, how often you use a face sheet mask can vary. When in doubt, stick with once a week. However, twice a week is best at the beginning.