So, this probably isn’t like anything you’ve ever participated in before and is more of a treat than a challenge, but anything that promises better skin, is totally worth trying. The concept is simple: use a different sheet mask every day for the duration of the challenge to combat skin concerns and achieve healthier skin overall. The original sheet mask challenge is for 7 days, however I am a sheet mask addict and decided I was going to amp up my experience by adding a few additional days. The hardest part of this challenge for me was forcing myself to take 15-20 minutes each night to just relax, do absolutely nothing but let the sheet mask work its magic. Which was actually pretty amazing!
I found that to ensure all-encompassing beauty, it helps to specifically target whatever skin concerns you have – hydrating, exfoliating, brightening, de-toxifying.. etc. It’s also important to stay on top of your daily skincare routine and not use this as an excuse to slack off. Sheet masks are really awesome at sealing in all of their powerful ingredients, and are one of best ways to give yourself a next-to professional type of facial right at home.
.:. Day 1 » Spa Life Anti-Aging Gold Facial Mask .:. I started to notice something while researching masks – apparently, a common trend in anti-aging involves gold. I don’t really know how that works, but this one is infused with vitamins + minerals to support collagen, enhance elasticity, and even out skin tone. This one was was the hardest to keep adhered to my skin and didn’t feel like it penetrated my skin as much as all of the others.
.:. Day 2 » Skinfood Everyday Yogurt Facial Mask .:. A soft cotton mask infused with pure yogurt extract that feels both calming and soothing on your skin. I was really surprised at how much I loved this mask. The scent was pleasing and it adhered well to my skin. My skin was left so soft and smooth, it’s definitely gentle enough to use on a daily basis.
.:. Day 3 » SpaLife Beauty Trip Mask .:. It’s like a beauty trip to Italy minus the expensive plane ticket! This contains Resveratrol, an anti aging and anti oxidant found in red wine that will leave your skin looking youthful & glowing. I kept mine in the fridge and applied it cool. Andddd, you guessed it, the Merlot scent is intoxicating!
.:. Day 4 » Skinfood Everyday Green Tea Facial Mask .:. Green tea is super nourishing for your skin and the powerful combination of hydration, minerals, and antioxidants leave your skin feeling so refreshed and healthy. I tried the entire Skinfood sheet mask collection and this was my absolute favorite. Their masks are so affordable (ie: $1-$2) and are SO gentle and suitable for even the most sensitive of skin types.
.:. Day 5 » Bel Mondo Beauty Anti-Aging Mask .:. This is made of biocellulose and adheres to your skin exactly as it should. It contains Syn-Tacks, a potent peptide combination known for boosting cellular communication and fighting wrinkles. I used this while taking a hot bubble bath with essential oils and truly felt like I was at an upscale spa. I stored it in the fridge for a few hours before I applied it for a cooling more refreshing feeling and my skin was left incredibly smooth & firm. I massaged the extra serum over my neck and chest to get the make the most of it.
.:. Day 6 » Patchology SmartMud Mud Masque .:. A luxurious, unique blend of kaolin clay, activated charcoal, glycerin, hydrolyzed collagen and volcanic ash. It’s a 2-piece mask that applies smoothly and fit my face perfectly. A pore clearing mud formula + sheet mask = the best of both worlds, without all the mess. One 30 minute application left my skin insanely clean, detoxified and oil-free. I LOVE the entire sheet mask collection from Patchology (more details to follow in a future post) and this is definitely one of the best masks I’ve tried and offers the fastest, most noticeable results.
.:. Day 7 » Skin Laundry Hydrating Radiance Facial Treatment Mask .:. With ingredients like meadowfoam seed oil, niacinamide, acquacell and sodium hyaluronate, this is designed to brighten, relax, moisturize and replenish skin. The ingredients are really concentrated and this mask was kind of harsh on my skin and left it a little red after my first application. It contains plenty of serum, so much so that I had to wipe off some after removing this mask even after massaging much of it into my skin. It is definitely one that I couldn’t use more than once a week, but did leave my skin very soft.
.:. Day 8 » Karuna Exfoliating Face Mask .:. Exfoliating your skin without having to do any work other than apply a sheet mask? Yes please! I was so excited for this one. The ingredients: lemon citric acid, pineapple extract enzyme, salicylic acid and peptides. Having combination to oily skin, exfoliating daily is a must for me. In addition to my usual routine, I really felt like this helped clean out my pores and just benefitted my skin overall. It came packed with a lot of serum, enough to fully massage into skin afterwards, and it just left a really clean, radiant finish. Yay for glowing skin!
.:. Day 9 » RevelationsRX Deep Hydrating & Brightening Face Mask .:. This mask is also made of a material called biocellulose, which is naturally derived from coconuts. It’s almost a gel like texture that feels very soft and absorbent. A combination of hyaluronic acid + vitamin C restores moisture and improves skin’s tone. The mask applies 35mL of serum that absorbs quickly and leaves behind very soft, deeply moisturized skin that feels smooth to the touch for hours.
.:. Day 10 » Karuna Anti-Oxidant+ Face Mask .:. Made of a 100% natural wood-pulp fiber, this allows pores to completely absorb all of its nourishing ingredients for total hydration. It’s an oil-free formula that contains a blend of peptides & hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, chamomile and Chinese licorice to completely restore, detoxify, hydrate and protect skin. Using this gave my skin the affect it has after drinking 8+ glasses of water a day. It gave my skin a slight tingly sensation but wasn’t uncomfortable, it is a really soothing formula. I noticed a difference right away, my skin looked brighter and the dark circles under my eyes were significantly faded.
My post sheet mask challenge thoughts: I LOVED everything about this. My skin was definitely super smooth, hydrated and glowing the entire time. And I now totally understand why makeup artists swear by using sheet-masks before applying makeup. Soft, supple skin makes for an amazing canvas to apply makeup to.. everything goes on so smooth and effortlessly and just looks more even overall. If you have sensitive skin or are worried this may be too much for your skin, opt for using the masks every other night, or a few times a week! If you decide to participate in this fun, skin-loving challenge, let me know in the comments below! 🙂
Disclaimer: This is a personal blog and I do not receive monetary compensation for any of my product reviews. All reviews are based on my own opinion, personal use and results.