Eco Sheet Face Masks – good for skin and the planet

Eco Sheet Face Masks – good for skin and the planet

Have you used a sheet face mask before? Or may be you stopped using them for health or environmental reasons? This post delves in to all of the reasons to switch to eco-friendly sheet face masks which are free from chemicals and plastic.

Let’s start with a very simple price comparison of eco-friendly sheet face masks vs non-eco alternatives:

How Many in a PackPrice Price per Mask
Eco-Masks Sheet Mask10£3.99£0.39
Garnier Sheet Masks5£10£2

Face masks work by driving ingredients closer and deeper into the skin, infusing your pores and allowing the skin to soak up more of the product. Below are some of the impacts of sheet face masks and why choosing an eco alternative is so important.

Eco Sheet Face Masks
  • Using an eco-mask sheet mask which is 100% cotton, unwrapped and where you use your own ingredients is the simplest way to have the littlest impact but still have soft, clear skin.
  • Many sheet facemasks contain plastics which, not only make them unkind to skin, it also means that they never decompose and they actually turn to micro plastics.
  • Most commercial, ‘off the shelf’ face masks come in mixed plastic wrapping, more waste heading to landfill as it cannot be recycled.
  • Some sheet masks are marketed as 100% cotton, which may be the case, but, the ingredients used can still make them non-biodegradable as they may contain plastics.
  • If someone is prone to breakouts, they may experience an increase in breakouts, while wearing face sheet masks. That’s because they can trap acne-causing bacteria and sebum on the skin, leading to whiteheads, blackheads and inflammatory acne.
  • Many commercial face masks have a lot of fragrance, dyes and parabens – all of which can wreak havoc on your skin (especially sensitive skin).

If you’re ready to make the switch to eco-friendly face masks, take a look at here to find out more info on how to use them.

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