Many women have likely heard about the 10-step beauty routine. One of its steps is the usage of sheet masks on a daily basis. This step alone has gained a lot of fans.

Hi, my name is Lena. Like many others, I thought that a sheet mask should be used no more than 1 to 2 times a week. Specifically for Enlighten, I decided to conduct an experiment and figure out what would happen if I used one every day. I’m not a dermatologist or a beautician, and my conclusions are based only on my personal experience, so you shouldn’t consider it as a call to action.

How a sheet mask works

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It’s commonly believed that sheet masks were invented by geishas. They dampened a piece of kimono silk with distilled flower water and placed it on the face. Modern sheet masks are just single-use masks that are typically made of microfiber or hydrogel packed with a variety of deeply concentrated essences and serums that work to brighten and deeply hydrate the skin. The material of the mask will lock in the moisture to allow it to penetrate the skin as effectively as possible. But be careful not to wear a mask for any longer than the time stated on the package (usually it’s about 15 to 20 minutes). Otherwise, the effect will be the opposite.