According to Christine Chang of e-retailer K-beauty, some native Koreans use two sheet masks per day. While this may be a brow raiser for some, according to dermatologists, it’s perfectly safe to do one or two masks per day. What’s the catch? First, the mask should not contain glycolic-acid because it will likely cause irritation. Also, the acne prone should not use a sheet mask daily. Why? Because it can block pores exacerbating their acne problem. For those not acne prone, New York dermatologist Debra Jaliman recommends using a sheet mask daily to give your skin’s hydration a boost. Think of it as a super-powered daily moisturizing treatment.
- Using sheet masks labelled “anti-aging”, which are usually formulated with exfoliating glycolic acid are too strong for daily use and can cause irritation.
- Using a sheet mask every day can help boost your skin’s hydration levels, Jaliman says. “It helps push the ingredients into the skin
- if you have sensitive skin, sheet masks are a “good option because they have fewer preservative,” Tanzi adds. That means less chances of causing irritation.
“Time constraints aside, the beauty editor in me wondered what all that sheet masking really does for your skin.”