Sheet Masks 101: How To Choose The Right One For Your Skin


You’ve got your basic skincare routine down pat—cleanse, tone, and moisturize. Repeat during morning and night. It’s become almost instinct to perform these key steps, especially for those who swear by a religious skincare regimen. God forbid you forget one crucial step! Let’s be real here, though—sometimes it gets a bit boring (just like anything else we do daily). 

While we’re all aware of the importance of regularly slathering your skin with moisturizer and SPF, it’s only natural to look for something that can potentially spice up your tried-and-tested regimens. Something to shake things up, albeit even for a moment. Cue face sheet masks, a foolproof way to experience promising skincare results instantly and feel pampered, too. 

What are sheet masks?

Sheet masks are a single-type use of face mask that are infused and loaded with several beauty benefits. They can potentially clear, moisturize, brighten, or refresh skin after every use. They also provide some extra TLC to skin that’s in need of more than what you can get from your standard skincare routine.

This trend came all the way from South Korea where elaborate skincare regimens are ubiquitous. Serum-soaked, emulsified with ingredients, or made primarily of water essence, sheet masks have feel-good and glow-inducing effects, so it’s easy to see why these “beauty cloths” are becoming staples in vanities the world over. Plus, there’s one for quite literally every skin type or concern. 

For skincare buffs, you can easily head on over to The Face Shop for your sheet mask stash. Whether you’re looking to brighten dull skin, keep your skin supple, hydrate your face, or smoothen your skin texture, The Face Shop has a line of “Real Nature” masks that’ll suit your fancy. 

Our picks

For oily skin. We recommend mung bean for purifying pores and smoothening skin texture. Tea tree is also a contender, as it’s known to reduce sebum production.

For dry skin. Our hero picks are cucumber and shea butter—both hydrating and a potential game-changer to those with parched skin (lacking moisture and elasticity) and dry skin (lacking oil).