Ever been looking through your sheet masks and wished you could have half of one and half of the other to combat all your concerns? I have. Only yesterday, I was struggling because I wanted to target a pesky spot that’s been residing on my cheek for weeks, but also felt like my skin needed brightening up and could use a bit of moisture. Rifling through my extensive sheet mask collection, I couldn’t find a single one that would address all of these concerns – I could either get rid of spots and excess oil, or brighten up my skin. Moisture was a whole other mask again.
So what did I do? I used one of my D.I.Y mini sheet masks, of course!
Hold up, what’s a D.I.Y sheet mask and what are the benefits?
A valid question indeed. D.I.Y mini sheet masks are exactly that – miniature versions of your traditional full face sheet masks that allow you to personalise your skincare for different areas of your face. So you could, for example, target fine lines on the forehead with a collagen/hyaluronic acid blend mask, combat excess sebum and oils on the nose and cheeks with an AHA/BHA mask, and brighten up your chin area with a Vitamin C mask.
I started creating my own D.I.Y cocktail sheet masks for Jinmee’s Happy Skin, Happy Planet campaign, which aims to share the message of less waste, more product for your skin! Jinmee have an awesome little product called the Hydrapuff, which are super absorbent, ultra-thin sheets that deliver 50% more product than standard cotton wool or your hands. You can also split the sheet in half to make it go even further! And, as if that’s not awesome enough, they’re also eco-friendly, vegan, bio-degradable and come in (very pretty) recyclable packaging!
One box costs £6.50 for 60 sheets, which means each sheet is just 10p (or 5p if split in half). That’s 60 single-use, environmentally friendly, skin-loving mini sheet masks for the cost of around two normal sheet masks!
Jinmee, which means “best beauty” in Korean, are a K-Beauty skincare brand based in London. They follow the Korean “skin-first” philosophy, which aims to nourish and nurture the skin with skincare to make it look good, as opposed to masking it in make up in an attempt to do so. If you’re interested in K-Beauty, check out my Beginner’s Guide to the 10 Step Routine here!
Okay, so how do I make a D.I.Y sheet mask?
It couldn’t be easier! You will need:
- A Hydrapuff sheet
- A clean, air-tight container with a lid (I used cleaned out mini jam jars!)
- Your favourite skincare products (oils and serums are best for this)
How to create the mini sheet masks
Image credit to Jinmee
Here’s a couple of recipes I’ve created that you could try out to start you off!
- Quarter of a jar of Face Theory Cera C pore reducing toner, or whichever toner you prefer! I chose this one because I wanted to try and minimise the appearance of pores and oils on my skin
- That’s it! That’s all you need!
Moisturising and brightening mask
- Quarter of a jar of Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner
- A few drops of Face Theory Vitamin C serum with hyaluronic acid and niacinamide
- A glug (yep, that’s definitely a technical measure here) of Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence
Skin texture/pore refining mask
- Quarter of a jar of Dr Jart Ceramidin Liquid toner
- A few drops of The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% and Zinc 1%
- A few drops of Face Theory Vitamin C serum
- A squirt of The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%
- Quarter of a jar of Son and Park Beauty Water
- A few drops of Face Theory BHA Exfoliating Serum with Salicylic Acid and Green Tea
- A few drops of Botanical Lab Pumpkin and Papaya Enzyme Daily Exfoliator
Join the challenge!
Feeling inspired to give D.I.Y cocktail sheet masks a go? Try the 10 Day Hydrapuff Challenge! Set by the team over at Jinmee, the challenge aims to reduce the wastefulness of packaging on single-use sheet masks, combat the ineffectiveness of cotton wool, and give you beautiful, radiant skin through personalised, mini, easy sheet masks!
I took part in the challenge, and simply rotated through the recipes above. The ingredients in each jar were enough for multiple mini sheet masks, so I just added a few Hydrapuff sheets to all, then split the sheet in half when I took it out of the jar. I also found that the Hydrapuff sheets were SO drenched in product that I was able to have 10 minutes of masking on one area of the face, then flip the pads and put the clean sides on different areas of my face afterwards! So it’s very cost-effective and really does show how easy it can be to be a little less wasteful.
Fancy taking part? All you need to do is whip up a few mini sheet masks and apply them every day for 10 days. Use the hashtags #10DayHydrapuffChallenge and #ZeroWaste on any social media posts you do, and make sure you let me know your recipes and skin results!
Drop me a comment and let me know your answer to one of these questions:
- What’s your favourite sheet mask?
- What’s something you’re doing to be more environmentally friendly?
- Will you give D.I.Y sheet masking a go?
Looking forward to hearing from you!