Sheet masks or wash-off masks: which one is right for you?

Sheet masks or wash-off masks

By now you probably know the multitude benefits of face masks. From hydrating your skin to giving your skin a deep cleanse, you have every reason to use them especially now that you’re at home.

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But, before you do, we break down the pros and cons of sheet masks and wash-off masks. By Grace Mantjiu

Sheet masks or wash-off masks: which one is right for you?:

Sheet masks pros: 

  • Easy no mess.
  • They can be done regularly if you’re using the correct ones for your skin.
  • Ideal for most skin types.
  • Deeply hydrating.
  • Affordable.


Not ideal for deep cleansing.

May aggravate acne-prone skin.


Wash-off masks pros:

  • Ideal for acne-prone, oily and dull skin.
  • Thoroughly deep cleanses skin.
  • Removes dead skin cells and impurities.
  • Ensures optimal coverage.
  • Work on other areas of the body such as the neck and body.


They can be very drying to the skin if it’s a mud mask.

  • They can cause a mess when applying.
  • They cannot be used daily.
  • Requires post-application moisturiser.
  • Not suitable for all skin types