Author/Source : SkynSin
If you knew there was a way to get better skin in 10 days, would you do it? Whether you experience breakouts, acne or dryness, your skin needs to be properly maintained and hydrated before it starts to go through recovery.
Why sheet masks?
Most people use sheet masks occasionally, weekly, or once every 2 weeks for hydration. But sheet masks can range from hydrating to functional masks and each with its own unique purpose. The reality is that when used individually, the masks may not have much of an effect on your skin. The trick is to use it daily and in the right order to produce long-lasting results.
What do you mean by “the right order”?
For example, it’s best not to use any intensely hydrating masks or brightening masks 3 days in a row as this can result in over-moisturising which causes the skin barrier function to weaken. This results in immediate signs like clogged pores, blackheads, whiteheads and excess sebum production.
Why 10 days?
Applying sheet masks for 10 days straight provides your skin with the perfect conditions to stay hydrated and start the recovery process. Did you know that most Korean celebrities use sheet masks daily? Now you can do the same! Try this for 10 days straight whilst enjoying some quality time at home during lockdown.
Here’s what’ll happen during those 10 days:
1) Day 1 - Moisturising
Think of this mask as the appetiser, it’s what hooks you! The first sheet mask you use needs to be one that eases your skin into this exciting new power-packed skincare routine.
2) Day 2 - Hydrating
Sheet masks give your skin that instant boost that lasts 24 hours, so you should have woken up the next day, looked in the mirror and seen a noticeably GLOW about your skin. Keep it up! This second mask is to balance your sebum production and simultaneously hydrate your skin.
3) Day 3 - Nourishing / Nutrition
There is a noticeable glow on your cheeks. Now that your skin is slowly adapting to the serum from sheet masks, pump the appropriate nutrients into your skin according to your skin type.
4) Day 4 - Skin plumping / elasticity
It’s time to repair your skin with antioxidants and restore damaged skin barriers. Weak skin barrier allows irritants, dust and/or sun exposure to irritate your skin. By increasing the collagen production, you'll speed up the restoration process.
5) Day 5 - Clearing / Exfoliating
Your skincare products can work only if your pores are not blocked. Sheet masks are a much less abrasive alternative to clear pores, it contains pore-clearing exfoliating ingredients such as salicylic acid or glycolic acid which dissolve the build up dirt and oil. It's also packed with anti-bacterial agents that combat acne-causing bacteria and prevents future breakouts or bumps.
6) Day 6 - Brightening
You just passed the halfway mark! Brightening sheet masks helps reduce acne scars, sun spots, discoloration from dullness & fine lines. Vitamin C aside, there are many other ingredients that actually help reduce the visibility of scars & dark spots like Niacinamide & Azelaic Acid.
7) Day 7 - Soothing
Rest & Relax. Stress produces sebum that ultimately clogs your pores. Stress can also make your skin worse, such as cause hives, and rashes that lead to whiteheads & pimples. So if you're stressed, it shows on your skin. Take today to step back from stronger serums and calm your skin. Sheet masking is essential to help prevent and heal your skin from any further skin problems.
8) Day 8 - Hydrating
Your skin is like a beautiful plant that should be watered everyday. Time to put on those hydrating masks that provide deeper moisture boost for your (now) well-balanced skin.
9) Day 9 - Firming
You’re almost there! Just like how you wouldn’t give up on a race, don’t stop now with just 2 more days to go! Since your skin is nicely moisturised and hydrated, let’s put on a firming sheet mask that will help lift your skin, even out fine lines and wrinkles, and give your complexion a healthy glow.
10) Day 10 - Hydrating OR functional
Congratulations for completing your 10-day challenge! The final mask sheet in our sets can vary from functional to hydrating depending on your skin type. But your blank canvas is set and ready to absorb any wonderful nutrients and serum that you put on!
We can’t stress enough that maintenance is key. Do this routine once a month to see truly well-balanced, radiant skin. Remember to continue to cleanse, sheet mask, exfoliate (occasionally) and moisturise. Enjoy your new GLOW!