How To Reuse Your Face Sheet Masks + Giveaway Winners

Who doesn't love cloth/sheet masks?  They're especially refreshing in the summer heat.  What I don't love are the prices and the pain of having to order them from Asia.  So I've figured out a way to really stretch your mask and your buck!

Call me cheap -- I know many masks are only a buck or two a piece, but you have to admit most companies over do it on the essence.  There's usually enough for at least 2-3 applications -- I always rub the excess on my neck or hands but there's STILL so much thrown away -- a dollar or not, it's still a waste!  And there are plenty of masks that still go for $5-20 a piece -- believe me for those I plan on using EVERY last drop of essence!

Here's how to get 2-3 uses out of each mask:

1) Open your mask, remove the backing, and gently squeeze the excess serum into a zip lock bag.  Make sure to leave enough on your mask for your first application!  Some of the essence will run down your hands so pat your face with it before applying the mask.

2) Don't forget to pour in the excess from the package.

If there's a lot, you can divide this into two zip lock bags.

3) Apply the mask as usual.  You'll notice that there's still plenty of essence to soak into your skin!

4) Once done, boil 1-2 cups of water.

5) Place the mask in pot and boil for one minute to sanitize.

6) Remove the mask with tongs or chopsticks.

7) Hold the mask under cold running water or place in a bowl of cold water to cool it off.

8) Gently squeeze all the water out of the mask.

9)  Fold up the mask and place inside the zip lock bag filled with essence.  Shake the bag around or squeeze the essence into the mask to let it absorb.

10)  Store the baggie in a safe place or chill it in the refrigerator.  When you're ready to use it, remove from, bag, unfold, and apply like usual.  As good as new!

12) Repeat the boiling process for the mask if you made up a second baggie of essence.

Also, if you don't want to go through the boiling/sanitizing method for the mask, your can buy just the sheet masks in bulk for really cheap!
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And finally the winners for my Cellnique Skincare Set and Artie Style Gift Card giveaways:
The Cellnique Giveaway winner is #232: Lucy Stanton.

The two Artie Gift Card Giveaway winners are:
#56: Tofan Anamaria
#180: Suki Kim

I've sent e-mails to all of you so please respond with the required information.  Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who entered!  Please check out my current giveaways for more chances at great prizes!


MeiBelle said...

that's brilliant!! I never thought of reusing my masks. I have to agree that there is a ton of product for one use.

Jen said...

That's actually a really smart idea. I totally know how it feels when youu throw away the mask & packaging when there is SO MUCH essense left over!! however, i probably would buy those sheet masks (in bulk) rather than reuse an old mask.. just in case ;) Great idea ^_^

rock-or-not said...

And thank you for organizing this!
Great idea, even if I don't use these masks ^^"

Anamaria said...

Happy m!! :D
thank you for the chance :*

Sweets said...

I don't use Face Sheet Masks but i have to give you kudos for getting the most out of your purchase :)

Sherlyj said...

Wow, that's a really good idea. Now you wanna work on how to make those face masks fit a person with a small face? I always look stupid with the eye holes at my temples and the mouth part on my chin.

Riya~ said...

That's a great idea for the reuse mask! Thanks for sharing!

Joey said...

Wow, that's such a clever idea. I always notice there's plenty of essence left even after I've applied it and removed it from my face. This is seriously a good way to use the excess. Thanks for sharing!

Elisa ♥ said...

great tip about the mask !! never thought about that.. i always thought it was a pity to throw it away while there is plenty of serum left on the mask (after 20 minutes)..

JaeRi said...

How long can you keep it in the fridge? :o