How To Apply A Korean Face Mask Like A Pro

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Korean face masks are the best! (“The best, Jerry, the best!”) My female heart just can’t pass up the beautifully packaged beauty products whenever I enter a Korean beauty store. I always end up with a few goodies in cute paper packages by the time I exit the shop.

Korean face mask haul

This week’s face mask haul. Sorry about the quality of the picture!

The problem is… the instructions are sometimes all in a different language. Don’t worry, chingu! Today, I’ll be teaching you how to apply Korean face mask sheets.

But first… a little background. Let’s talk briefly about WHY Korean face masks are so popular nowadays.

The Korean face mask craze

So I talked about how pretty these packages are. Just take a look!

korean face masks innisfree

Putting them on is another matter though. I admit, I give unsuspecting folks the occasional accidental scare whenever they turn around and see me with a face mask on. Maybe they’re reminded of Jason from Friday the 13th?

Still, the horror movie villain look is not scaring me away from my face mask friends. Their popularity can be explained easily:

How to put on a Korean face mask

Just to show you how easy it is to apply a Korean face mask, take a look at these simple steps:

  1. Cleanse your face and apply your toner.
  2. Open the package and unfold the sheet mask. Be careful not to spill the excess liquid. (We’ll use that later.)
  3. Put the mask on your face. Make sure it sticks to your whole face so that it is getting all this nutritious skin food.
  4. Set a timer for 15 to 20 minutes. And NO LONGER than that!
  5. While you wait, squeeze out the remaining liquid essence from the package. Massage it in to your neck, chest, or elbows.
  6. Relax. Remove the sheet mask on time.
  7. Massage the remaining essence onto your face in upward sweeps until it is absorbed into your skin.

It looks like a long list but really, it’s just clean face, apply face mask, massage leftover essence onto your face, and take off.

Video Tutorial

How to Properly Use Sheet Masks | Mask Sheet 101

See Also: Best Korean Face Masks For Acne

Tips on how to get the best results from your Korean face mask

My step-by-step was pretty detailed but here are a couple more tips that I want to elaborate on. I love applying face masks and I want you to have the best experience too!

Lastly, I want to share how I create a delightful relaxing spa feeling when I do my brief face mask session. I put on my favorite music and fire up my aromatherapy diffuser. I turn off the fluorescent lights and make sure my salt lamp is on. I light a few candles and relax in my favorite recliner. There’s nothing like a home spa experience for relaxation.

What next? My 10 step Korean face care system

I finally wrote it up, people! Hop on over to HERE.

Written and updated by Mary Lou

Author: Mary Lou
In the Before Times, Maru spent vacations traveling and making stops at showrooms to test the latest massage chair models. Nowadays, she’s hunkered down in her small sunlit home dotted with her ever-growing collection of fiddle fig trees, indoor plants, and Himalayan salt lamps. Find her at LinkedIn.