Should You Be Heating Up Your Sheet Mask?

Jyotika Udeshi , 21 Jul 2017
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When it comes to sheet masks, we’ve often heard advice to store them in the refrigerator prior to using them. This makes sense as the cooling sensation depuffs and calms skin, whilst the ingredients work their magic. However, there’s been a buzz lately that calls for the exact opposite treatment i.e. heating up your sheet masks before putting them on!

As strange as this sounds, there’s a valid reason behind it. By warming up your mask, you allow the heat to open up your pores so that the product can penetrate your skin better. This increases the effectiveness of the mask and allows for better absorption.

If you are keen to try this trick out, here’s what you need to know. Rather than heating up the mask directly, it’s best to submerge the unopened packet in a bowl of warm water. Ensure that the temperature of the water isn’t too high, as too much heat could breakdown the ingredients and affect their potency.

To get you started, here are a few of our favourite sheet masks:

The Face Shop Real Nature Face Mask Acai Berry | Source: The Face Shop
TONYMOLY I'm Real Green Tea Sheet Mask | Source: TONYMOLY
Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Water-Full Hydrogel Mask | Source: Dr. Jart
Sephora Collection Face Mask - Rose | Source: Sephora

Are you going to try this trick? Let us know in the comments below.

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