Between Lisa Eldridge’s sparking a storm with her Korean haul and Pat McGrath mentioning her staple mask selection for surviving fashion week it isn’t a wonder that sheet treatment masks are having quite a moment globally and they are more commonly an Asian find. If you don’t know what a sheet mask is they’re packeted treatments for the face and are essentially what appears to be a wipe but are pre-cut to fit the face and juiced up with either a hydrating, rejuvenating, or serum treatment. One of my first few features on this blog were Korean sheet masks which I tried with Mom. The only thing that turns me off about sheet masks is I’m very particular about what goes on my face and sometimes even with the convenience of hundreds of variants sealed in large sachets to choose from…I’d like to know what’s on mine exactly since I break out easily with certain chemical combinations. So I thought why not DIY my own using my NIVEA Gentle Facial Cleansing Wipes?
NIVEA Gentle Cleansing Wipes are great for creating sheet masks for me because they’re alcohol-free, and contain almond oil, and Hydra IQ for added hydration, but you can jazz them up with your own toner/spray treatment.
(25 pcs. Alcohol-Free) w/ Natural Almond Oil & Hydra IQ Php140 “removes makeup and waterproof mascara”
I didn’t research on DIY sheet masks…the concept came suddenly (I’m sure not very originally, it’s a natural possibility that comes to mind looking at a face wipe), and eventually presented itself as something very obvious given the material of wipes. My favorite wipes of the moment are the NIVEA Gentle Cleansing Wipes which I think, given that they’re alcohol-free and made for sensitive skin, would make very good summer sheet masks.
These would be good when juiced up with either an After Sun spray or your favorite toner because truthfully no wipe is wet enough to be a sheet mask, they all need help to be something more. This takes a bit of time and like me you might end up with a couple of wrong ones but trying to get it right for me became therapeutic, and unfolding them to see how off I was at first made me laugh. It’s a laught trip thing to do with friends at the beach for example. Click through to the full post to see how I did my DIY sheet mask.