Sheet face masks are a great way to practice self-care and give your skin a boost, but in fact sheet masks can do more harm than good, especially for oily skin.
There are some noticeable signs you should look out for when using a sheet mask. And if you experience any of these side effects, it probably means your face mask isn't helping your skin.
Here are the reasons to avoid sheet masks
1. Break outs
Sheet masks are usually drenched in essence and serums that are meant for hydration, this can clog pores and cause whiteheads or pimples. If your skin is oily and acne-prone but you still want to use a face mask, we suggest looking for wash-off masks. They won't clog your pores and aren't too heavy for oily and acne-prone skin.
The main material of sheet masks are made using synthetic fibres, which isn't biodegradable. This creates a lot of waste, given that sheet masks are one-time-use products like makeup wipes.
3. It's not doing anything special
Sheet masks are not as effective for exfoliating or cleaning the skin compared to the paste-type masks. In addition, serums from low-quality sheet masks evaporates quickly before it even gets absorbed into the deeper layer of your skin.
4. Irritation and allergies
These sheet masks have high concentrations of ingredients and are usually designed for short contact, only between 5 – 20 minutes. The high concentrations of ingredients like alpha hydroxy acid, retinoid, alcohol or fragrances, can irritate and dehydrate your skin, if left overnight.