What are Hydrogel Face Masks and Why are they better than Sheet Masks?

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What are Hydrogel Face Masks and Why are they better than Sheet Masks?

Making a buzz in the skincare industry for quite some time now are hydrogel face masks. Hydrogel masks are undoubtedly one of the most potent face masks known to repair dull and lifeless skin with its hydrating and nourishing properties. Trusted and used by celebrities and people alike, hydrogel masks should make an important part of your skincare routine too. People often use them to plump the skin and de-puff the under-eyes before using creams, moisturizers, or make-up.

What is Hydrogel?

Hydrogel consists of polymers that have the unusual property of absorbing huge quantities of water. These are crystal gel-like substances, also called bio-cellulose. 90% of hydrogel is water which is why it is highly absorbent. Face masks or under-eye masks made with hydrogel are called hydrogel masks. These masks are made up of gel, or plant cellulose, that soothes, cools, and hydrates the skin by trapping moisture beneath deep skin layers. Hydrogel masks come soaked in hydrating serum on the application side that gets absorbed by the skin to make it look plump and fuller.

Are Hydrogel Face Masks better than sheet masks?

Undoubtedly, hydrogel masks are many times better than sheet masks. Let us see why you should go for a hydrogel mask instead of a sheet mask and why it should be a definite inclusion in your skincare routine.

  • Hydrogel face masks are highly hydrating. Hydrogel masks are water-based and hold up to 500 times its weight in water, making these masks highly hydrating for the skin. These masks usually come with hyaluronic acid in serum which is an ‘icing on the cake.’ The hydration that the skin receives from hydrogel masks is unmatched with the likes of a sheet mask.
  • Hydrogel masks are occlusive. It means hydrogel has the property to create a moisture barrier for the skin. It traps and locks the moisture within deep skin layers and creates a barrier that does not let the moisture penetrate or evaporate.
  • Hydrogel masks leave a cooling effect. With a high water content, hydrogel masks leave a long-lasting cooling and soothing effect on the skin. For an added boost of a cooling effect, keep them in the refrigerator before application.
  • Hydrogel masks make the skin plump and fuller. Hydrogel helps to retain and lock moisture in the skin. Refreshing and relaxing hydration makes the skin calm and smooth. When the skin is nourished with a refreshing burst of hydration, it becomes plump and fuller. Plumped skin looks radiant and glowy.
  • Hydrogel masks are bio-degradable. Hydrogel masks are made up of gel-like substance, made from plant cellulose, which is bio-degradable. Bio-cellulose is eco-friendly, unlike sheet masks that use paper and cotton.
  • Hydrogel masks are for everyone. Every skin type needs to stay hydrated and moisturized to be healthy, young, and beautiful. Quenched skin has the ability to keep early signs of aging away. It helps to fight wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles, blemishes, pigmentation, and much more. On top of that, these masks come packed with hyaluronic acid in serum that works as an added hydrating ingredient to plump and moisturize the skin. To achieve healthy skin goals, it is advised to keep yourself hydrated from inside and use hydrogel masks to hydrate the skin from outside.
  • Hydrogel masks fit better and do not slip. Hydrogel mask sticks to every part of your face perfectly, right from the sides of the nose to the corner of the cheeks. If placed, they do not slip off until you pull them yourself after application.

Are Hydrogel Face Masks good for the skin?

Hydrogel masks are good for every skin type. Effects of pollution and UV rays leave the skin damaged, dry, rough, and dehydrated. The major cause of pre-mature aging is dehydrated skin. Hydrogel masks have bio-cellulose, which is a water-binding agent and holds large quantities of water. These masks also come with hyaluronic acid in serum that helps retain and lock moisture into the skin. Hydrogel masks make the skin plump, fuller, and radiant right from the first use. Regular usage of hydrogel masks brings visible results in preventing pre-mature aging, fighting wrinkles, fine lines, eye bags, dark circles, puffy eyes, and improving skin texture and glow. 

Apart from hydrogel, these masks have other moisturizing ingredients and detoxifying agents that work on skin problems like detoxification of skin and deep cleaning of pores to give you clean, nourished, and hydrated skin. 

How often should you use a hydrogel mask?

Face masks and eye masks should be a part of your weekly skincare routine; using them 2-3 times a week would suffice. However, it depends on your skin type and issues. If your skin is too dehydrated and needs to repair and replenish more than the others, you can use them 3-4 times a week. If you have sensitive skin, you should be careful before using them. Make sure to use them only for the time mentioned on the package. Also, do not forget to select a face mask as per your specific skin issues.

Some of the Best Hydrogel Face Masks you can use.

  • Hydrogel Face Mask with Amber Powder and Serum. Hydrogel face mask by Ansaligy hydrates and moisturizes along with the benefits of Hyaluronic acid in serum. Amber powder works as an exfoliator and evens the uneven skin tone. It rejuvenates and reinvigorates the dead skin and restores youthfulness. Other ingredients like niacinamide help in the regeneration of new skin cells, and carrageenan, as a water-binding agent, helps restore hydration, plumpness, and youthfulness.

  • Bamboo Charcoal Hydrogel Face Mask with Red Algae Extract. Bamboo charcoal works by adsorbing impurities, oil, dirt, and grime from deep pores. It detoxifies and refreshes the skin. Hydrogel, along with hyaluronic acid in serum, balances the hydration and moisturization of the skin. Red algae extract helps neutralize free radicals that break skin collagen and lead to wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots, and blemishes. This is an all-in-one package that detoxifies, cleans, nourishes, hydrates, and moisturizes.
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