Peel Off Masks vs Sheet Masks

Face masks come in different forms but the two most popular forms of facial masking right now are sheet masks and peel off masks. But these two forms both have their own unique functions that depend on how they are made, how they are used on your face, and the ingredients in them. Here are the similarities and differences between peel off masks and sheet masks.

They are physically different

One difference between these two masks are physically different. This makes them different from one another in how they look, how they feel, and how you apply it. Peel off masks come in a wet paste form, requiring you apply it by spreading the product on your face. As the mask dries, it stiffens and gives a tightening effect on the skin. Sheets masks are essentially face shaped sheet fabric that is soaked in essence. When the mask is pulled from the package, it is sticky and wet with serum and is then simply applied to the face like a mask. The face masks may feel hydrating while giving you a warm or cooling sensation as the serum penetrates your skin.

 

Different purposes

Another difference between these two masks is their purpose. Both peel off masks and sheet mask can leave you skin hydrated. But sheet masks are geared towards this purpose; sheet mask are mainly used to remoisturize your skin with the serum it has on them. There are different sheet masks with different functions (Ex: a primer sheet mask is used to prime skin for makeup). Peel off masks are more for exfoliating the skin. As you peel the mask away from your face, it pulls off the dead skin along with it, leaving the surface smooth and softer. Unfortunately, some peel off masks on the market may leave your skin feeling drying after this process. But Pure Aura peel off masks leave your skin hydrated because we include botanicals our masks so it moisturizes your skin after exfoliation, preventing it from being left dry and dull.

Different sequences in your skin care routine

The functions of the masks also means they should be used in different sequences of your skin care routine. Exfoliation is to be done after you wash your face. This is where the peel off mask would be in the sequence. A sheet mask would be better used after facial cleaning and exfoliating as a method of remoisturizing your skin.


The functions, properties, and ingredients in your facial products are important to know because they determine the purpose it has in your skin care routine. Be sure to know when to use what product and why to yield the best results for your skin!