I absolutely love using face masks to rejuvenate my skin! There’s nothing like the feeling of kicking back for 20 minutes and watching TV while my face gets pampered. I’ve used a variety of cream and clay masks over the years, but I’ve recently gotten really into the sheet mask trend. Today I will be reviewing one of my new favorite sheet masks that I tried this weekend!
So what’s the difference between sheet masks and “traditional” masks?
- Sheet masks are best if you are looking for moisture and brightening– they’re like a “serum to go” and are packed with vitamins and other ingredients that infuse your skin with moisture!
- A clay mask is still better to use if you want to really exfoliate or deeply clean your skin.
- It’s a little easier to find a variety of traditional masks in drugstores, although sheet masks are becoming more popular.
- Sheet masks are more portable- I’ve heard of people using them on long flights, which seems like a great idea to keep your face moisturized in spite of that gross airplane air!
- Some people might find sheet masks easier to apply and take off.
- Traditional masks allow you to customize the amount of product you apply to certain areas of your face.
- Both will provide you with a relaxing experience and are really fun to use!
How I use masks for my skin:
I have combination skin that gets more oily in the summer and drier in the winter. My skin is very influenced by my diet and the amount of water I drink, so my skin needs fluctuate a lot. I think both traditional and sheet masks have a purposeful place in my medicine cabinet! I like to use a clay mask when I’m having breakouts, my skin feels oily, or I’m seeing blackheads. My favorite clay mask to use is Aztec Secret “Indian Healing Clay” ( I’ll be sure to write a review of this product later!). However, for a “pick-me-up” to get my skin glowing I prefer to use a sheet mask!
Miss Spa Oxygenating Bubble Mask
I picked up a few Miss Spa sheet masks at Target last week– they were mostly $3-$4 and looked like a fun thing to try. However, after I got home I kind of forgot about these guys! Then… on Friday night I stayed out much later than normal and had a few too many, um, “adult beverages”. I woke up Saturday morning with that gross hangover feeling! A few glasses of water and some Advil helped, but my skin still looked dry and dull.
The ingredient list is certainly not as “natural” as I would like, so I was a bit skeptical at first. I was intrigued, though, by the mask’s claim that “nourishing pineapple fruit extract helps replenish and refine skin tone”, and my skin felt so dry and gross that I needed to put something on it ASAP!
The package was easy to open, and unlike a lot of sheet masks I’ve tried, it was easy to apply the mask to my face without being afraid to tear it! Then, I set my phone timer for 20 minutes and hunkered down on the couch. As the mask sat on my face, it started to “fizz”– it felt like there were Pop Rocks on my face. I guess that is where the “oxygenating bubble” part of the mask’s name comes from! It wasn’t uncomfortable at all and actually felt really great– almost like a mini massage. The only problem was that this mask didn’t have the sticking power of a lot of other masks, so I was afraid to move around too much because it felt like it would slip off.
When I peeled the mask off after 20 minutes, there was a lot of foam left on my face. I took a few minutes to massage it in, then gently rinsed with warm water. Then I continued with my skincare routine as usual, applying LilyAna Vitamin C Serum and some Neutrogena sunscreen.
I was AMAZED at how soft and supple my skin felt after using this mask– it completely got rid of the “crusty” hangover skin I had before using the mask! It might just be me, but I feel like my complexion looked brighter as well. I’m writing this post 24 hours later and my face STILL feels soft and hydrated!! I am definitely planning to buy a few more of these masks next time I am at Target- I think they will be great to keep around for mornings when I’ve totally abused my skin the night before! I don’t think this would be a great mask for travel because it does leave behind a foam you need to rinse off, but it is great to use at home!
You can buy the Miss Spa Oxygenating Bubble Mask at Target stores or you can find it online here. By the way, I was not given this mask for free or paid for this review!
I’m excited to try more masks from this line– let me know if you have tried any others and have thoughts on which ones I should try next or should avoid! As much as I loved the results from this mask, I’m interested in finding sheet masks that have more natural ingredients– let me know if you have recommendations!