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The Different Types Of Sheet Mask Fabrics

by Ko Skin Beauty |

What are the differences between microfiber sheet masks, hydrogel, bio-cellulose, foil, and clay masks?


Microfiber masks also known as cotton masks, are the most common and more affordable sheet masks out there. Due to their coarser texture, these tend to dry out quicker than other masks. Like most masks, these are infused in a highly concentrated essence to deliver a variety of beneficial ingredients to help with various skin conditions.


Hydrogel masks have a gel-type consistency and feel slick in texture and normally come in two separate parts (top and bottom) to apply on the face. They also tend to feel cooling on the skin. Unlike microfiber sheet masks, these are more transparent on the skin and offer a great absorption system which allows them to lock in moisture better.


Bio-cellulose masks are made out of all-natural fibers (from good bacteria), are super thin which makes it adhere well to the skin, has excellent absorption properties, are very durable-will not rip or tear, which makes these more expensive than other masks.


Most foil masks contain foil on the outside of the actual sheet mask. The inside part of the foil mask normally contains a soft cotton-like material which feels comfortable on the skin. Having the foil on the outside of the actual mask helps prevent all of the good for your skin ingredients from evaporating quickly. Foil masks are known for keeping your masks moist during the whole sheet mask session.


Clay and charcoal sheet masks can range in many colors such as black, white, pink, and so on. These masks are saturated in clay and/or charcoal that contains detoxifying ingredients for soft, smooth, and pore-less skin.


Bubble masks contains detoxifying ingredients with the addition of sparkling water for the bubbling effect. After placing the sheet mask on your skin, the foam or "bubbles" will start to form on top of the sheet mask. It's best to leave it on for no longer than 10 minutes. Carefully massage the foam all over your skin after removing the mask follow by rinsing your face with lukewarm water. Your skin should feel refreshed and squeaky clean afterwards!


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