As we’ve gotten older, our interest in skincare has risen. We’re starting to see fine lines, so we’re doing everything in our power to keep them in check. Over the past year, we’ve been drawn to more natural skincare products. They’re gentler on the face and we feel better about putting them on our skin.
Sheet masks have to be the best thing to come out of the Korean beauty world. The sheet locks the serum into your skin so you see results faster and sometimes instantly. However—sheet masks can be pricey, sometimes costing upwards of $100! Yikes. We decided to try our hand at making our own masks at home. This way we can control what ingredients are in the mask and save some money!
-cotton sheet mask
Step One: First add ½ tbsp glycerin to a small mixing bowl.
Step Two: Next add ½ tbsp rosewater to your mixing bowl.
Step Three: Third add ¼ tbsp witch hazel to your bowl.
Step Four: Add three drops of rosehip seed oil to your mixing bowl.
Step Five: Add three drops of squalane to your bowl.
Step Six: Next, take your cotton sheet mask and drench it in the solution. Make sure it’s evenly soaked and let the excess drip off the mask.
Step Seven: Now place the sheet mask on your face and leave it on for at least 40 minutes. This ensures that you’re getting all the benefits from the skincare products.
These sheet masks are so hydrating, and you’ll feel instantly revived after one use! The rose smell is also very relaxing. So we recommend having a true spa night complete with candles and a good book. – Britta & Carli Garsow
Cool, I have to try that!
I wonder if you can wash the mask and reuse it again (with new products ofcourse)
this is a great idea!
This is so cool, i had no idea we can find sheet mask to “customize” like that, awesome discovery thanks girls! xo
What a great idea!!! I’ve been avoiding face masks since I bought one recently and the ingredients were super freaky and chemical laden. This looks super fab.
This is awesome! I can’t wait to have a beauty night!
That looks quite doable! I have to try it out sometime <3
My issue with sheet masks is that it’s hard to find cruelty-free versions, so this is a great alternative!
Cool ideas 🙂 I’m a big sheet mask/clay mask fan. Would love to see other mask recipes
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I have excellent experience with both paste and powder masks, but I’ve never used a sheet mask. I can’t wait to try it! 🙂
I love sheet masks but never got to try making one on my own! This is so interesting. Korean skincare products are really good but I agree some can be pricey. This is a great alternative. Great job girls! 🙂
This looks great! Very interested in trying this myself, a few questions:
What is the purpose of using Squalane? Can we use a substitute or not add it in at all?
Is it okay to use another oil besides rosehip oil, such as avocado oil?
Rosehip and avocado are both fairly dry oils and should be able to be substituted here, however this may not be true universally among carrier oils. Just my opinion but hope it helps! Planning on adapting this recipe as well to best fit my routine.
You certainly can add whatever oil you prefer! We like Squalane because it’s super hydrating.
Love sheet masks! Though they can be a bit pricey so excited to have an at-home version! Much easier clean up than clay masks.
I love using sheet masks! I didn’t know they came from the Korean beauty world – explains why they’re so popular here in Hong Kong. It sounds like an interesting project to make a DIY one.
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