This At-Home Sheet Mask Hack Is Simple and Absolutely Genius

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 Amy Lawrenson

It's highly likely you are the proud owner of a jade roller and a variety of sheet masks. But, have you ever thought to use them both at the same time? I hadn't either. Lately, though, my late-night Insta-scrolling has uncovered that this hack has become a thing. You apply your sheet mask and then jade roll on top of it. 'Genius,' was my first thought. 'Gimmick,' was my second. But, after giving it a go, I can confirm it's absolutely effective.

Here's What You Need

  • A sheet mask of your choice
  • A jade roller (or another equally effective facial massaging tool)

What is a jade roller?

A jade roller is a facial massaging tool that incorporates crystal therapy, as jade is believed to be a healing and protective stone. Roll the stone across your face in upwards and outwards motions to increase circulation, de-puff, sculpt, and allow your products to better penetrate your skin.

How It Works

It's quite like a facial massage, except this tube of jade does all the work for you. For starters, jade has a naturally cool temperature, which means it works wonders on puffy eyes. I keep mine bedside and gently roll those bags under my eyes until they're in better shape. According to skincare guru Ling Chan, jade rollers increase blood circulation, assist lymphatic drainage and diminish the appearance of fine lines (our facial muscles store a lot of tension, which can cause wrinkles and fine lines, especially around the forehead and eyes). The rolling motion eliminates toxins building up in the skin, which makes it pretty good at leaving skin brighter too.

Meet the Expert

Ling Chan is a facialist with 40 years of hands-on experience and the founder of Ling Skincare in New York City. Her skincare treatments are developed with a holistic philosophy merging traditional Asian beauty principles with state-of-the-art technology.

Over a sheet mask, not only does the rolling action de-puff and boost circulation, but it helps to massage the sheet mask ingredients into the skin. The post-treatment glow is unrivaled. You're essentially supercharging and accelerating the effects of your sheet mask with the roller.

Want to ramp up the results even more? Exfoliate your skin first to clear away any excess sebum or dead skin so the mask ingredients can penetrate even more effectively. Sure, exfoliating and massaging is a little extra effort compared with slapping on a sheet mask and taking a nap, but the additional steps are well worth it for the glow-boosting benefits you'll reap. Below, find my favorite face rollers and sheet masks.

Products to Try

Skin Gym Double Duty Smooth & Textured Jade Face Roller $36

This dual-textured face roller has a smooth side for boosting circulation and a textured end to effectively massage away tension.

Nurse Jamie Uplift
Nurse Jamie Uplift Massage Beauty Roller $69

This hack doesn't just work with jade rollers, you can use the Nurse Jamie Uplift tool as well. It has nodules that massage and the head spins to really invigorate the complexion and help to drive those sheet mask ingredients into the skin.

Colbert MD Ilumino Anti-Aging Brightening Mask
Colbert MD Ilumino Anti-Aging Brightening Mask $110

A contour-hugging bio-cellulose mask, this does a seriously impressive job of brightening and hydrating the skin. Hyaluronic acid hydrates, lactic acid exfoliates and niacinamide tackles dark spots. You get five in a pack and, with or without the roller these are effective.

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask
Charlotte Tilbury Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask $22

If you find sheet masks a bit of a faff, this dry one from Charlotte Tilbury hooks over your ears so you can wear it whilst getting on with other things you need to do. With firming peptides and nourishing shea butter and oils, this mask leaves skin looking plump, lifted and glowing. It works in 15 minutes but, if you're in a rush, combine with a roller and you could get the same benefits in 10.

Starskin Anti-Aging Liftaway Mud Face Sheet Mask
Starskin Anti-Aging Liftaway Mud Face Sheet Mask $10

Dealing with lines, zits and enlarged pores? Then this non-drying mud mask should be your go-to. It contains silk cocoon extract and green tea to keep skin soft and supple but also leans on kaolin clay to draw out impurities and excess sebum that can lead to enlarged pores and blemishes. So, if you want to enhance and speed up the effects of your sheet mask give this massage trick a try.

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