How to Apply & Use a Face Mask

Face masks are one of the hottest ‘au courant’ beauty trends right now. They’re everywhere – a result of the Korean beauty phenomenon that’s sweeping the internet this summer. A popular question is how often should you use a face mask? In fact, Korean women talk about using face masks several times a week because of the way these masks leave their skin glowing, fresh, and radiant.

Facial masks are a beauty staple across all of Asia – but it’s not just about frequency of use. It’s true, using a face mask weekly will leave your skin radiant, hydrated and glowing. However, to truly get the greatest benefit from your SK-II facial mask, you have to know how to use a face mask. Follow these four simple steps for ideal application and post-mask skin care.

Step 1: Cleanse Your Face

The first step in using a face mask is by beginning your facial treatment with SK-II’s Facial Treatment Cleanser to effectively remove impurities and excess oil, leaving skin deeply cleansed and refreshed. Work up a good lather and gently cleanse by massaging the lather into your skin from the bottom of your face to the top, and from the center outwards. Don’t forget to spend a little extra time around your T-zone. Rinse with lukewarm water (not hot!) to keep the pores open.

Step 2: Apply Toner With Cotton Pad

Follow up your cleanser with our second step for using a face mask which features SK-II’s Facial Treatment Clear Lotion to exfoliate dead skin cells and impurities. Our favorite method is to apply using a cotton pad, and sweep this toner from the center of your face outward. Don’t forget your jaw-line! This effectively prepares your face to receive the full benefits of your face mask.


Step 3: How to Apply a Face Mask

Apply the SK-II facial mask of your choice, following instructions for the mask you’re using. For a luxurious experience, consider SK-II’s Brightening Derm Revival Mask. This stretchable, moisturizing face mask is soaked in brightening ingredients that instantly sink into your skin. Or try SK-II’s most award-winning face mask, the Facial Treatment Mask, a fan favorite among celebrities and beauty editors alike. It’s a soft cotton facial mask that’s generously soaked with Pitera™ and hydrating ingredients, to leave skin luminous. For all SK-II face masks, once you’ve removed the sheet mask from your face, we recommend massaging the excess liquid into your skin to get the full benefit of the mask.


Step 4: Moisturize After Face Mask

Don’t skip our important last step in using your face mask! Even though your skin feels deeply moisturized after your hydrating face mask, you can help the benefits last even longer by locking in the hydration with a rich face cream, especially right before bed. Follow your mask treatment with the SK-II Moisturizer of your choice, such as R.N.A. Power Cream, for next level firmness. Take a pearl-sized amount and dot it evenly on your face. Starting from the center outward, spread the cream gently on your entire face.