I Hello everybody!
Today, we’re starting this month off with a review!
I’ve been wanting to try this sheet mask for a little while, but only recently got round to purchasing it.
Sheet masks are something I’ve been wanting to incorporate into my skincare routine for a while now, they’re less hassle than masks you apply and wash off – especially considering I make mine from scratch! – and overall, just seem like an easy addition.
My skin isn’t great right now – and you’ll see some of that later – it’s definitely combination skin. Oily, but still dry in some parts. It’s also acne prone and I’m still dealing with that 9 years later (help) So it only makes sense I’ve grown a need to try out skincare more than makeup.
Which brings us to trying out the mask!
The instructions were simple, apply the mask to the face, peel off the blue layer, adjust if necessary and leave it for 15 minutes.
This brings us to the start of my issues.
The mask is incredibly slimy feeling. It was a struggle trying to open up the mask just to get it on my face.
Once that was out the way, I realised the blue layer wasn’t that obvious, I really had to look and make sure I was putting the right side onto my face.
Now, remember how I said it was slimy? Yeah, that made removing the blue layer a pain. I tried to peel it from top to bottom, but slightly diagonal from the bottom was the easiest way I could peel it off, without pulling the entire thing off of my face.
And that’s when things went downhill.
Now, before applying this mask, I exfoliated and toned first. Sheet masks can be used within a routine (just look at Korean 10-step routines!) so I saw no issue with doing this. This could’ve been a factor in what happened, but even if it was, a sheet mask (to me) is supposed to work after so many skin care steps – especially one which is suitable for sensitive skin.
Not even two minutes into wearing this mask, my cheeks and the sides of my nose started to sting. I tried putting it down to a tingly sensation from the mask, but the stinging quickly turned painful.
Another minute passed (I knew I wanted to review this, so I tried keeping it on) and the stinging was so painful. It felt like my cheeks were almost burning.
I went straight to the bathroom and took it off, and this is how my face looked:
Excuse the acne covered skin, but the redness on and around my nose is the important part here. Even after taking the mask off it continued to sting, I had to thoroughly wash the product off.
I had the mask on no longer than 4 minutes, and it was the worst 4 minutes I’ve experienced.
Now, the strange thing is, it was just my nose and cheeks. The rest of my face was perfectly fine with the mask.
Despite my excitement for trying out the mask, this experience has definitely put me off trying Garnier sheet masks in the future. It isn’t worth experiencing that again!
Have you had any similar experiences with sheet masks? Or do you prefer masks you apply and wash off? I’d love to know!
Until next time,
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