You’ve just finished a sheet mask, skin is looking glowing and full of health… But what do you do with all that leftover product in the bottom of the packet? You are right in thinking it is a huge waste to chuck that beautifully enriched serum, so here are 5 ideas on what to do with the excess serum from your sheet masks.
1. Neck and décolletage
Whilst you are wearing your sheet mask take the excess at the bottom of the packet and apply it all over your neck and décolletage. The ingredients will work wonders for these areas as they are forgotten about a lot of the time. Once the mask is removed, don’t wash your face instead pat the left-over serum into your face. This will give your skin a lovely dose of hydration and you will really see the difference from popping it onto your neck and décolletage.
2. Dry skin areas
The excess serum will work fantastically for dry areas such as your knees, elbows and ankles. These areas experience a lot of neglect and are usually very dry with a ‘dusty’ appearance at times. Allowing them to soak in the serum will not only add moisture but brighten the skin. It’s a good idea to apply the serum in the evening followed by body moisturiser and long sleeved and bottomed pjs. This lock in the moisture and stop the product rubbing off whilst you sleep.
3. Hands and cuticles
Your cuticles will feel as though it’s Christmas come early if you pop the serum from your sheet mask onto them and your hands. You can even use the sheet mask after you have finished with it. Cut strips of the mask big enough to cover the nail and cuticle, dab the serum on to your nails then wrap the sheet strip around to lock in the product and hydrate the nails making your cuticles soft and moisturised. Hang nails and split cuticles will be a thing of the past come the morning.
4. Homemade mask
You can make your own homemade sheet mask from the remaining serum! Find some cotton pads and pop them into the packet with the remaining serum in. Next up seal up the packet and pop it into the fridge to keep it fresh, it’ll last roughly two days so use it as soon as you can. When you go to the fridge to take your DIY mask out you will find the cotton pads are now soaked in the product and you can now layer it all onto your face, try peeling apart the cotton pads to make them thinner and able to cover the entire face. Avoid the eye are, nose and mouth.
5. Save it
If after all this you still don’t want to the use the excess then you can seal the used packet, pop it into the fridge and you will be able to go back to it in a couple of days. You don’t necessarily need to use a sheet mask, after your usual skincare routine, pat the serum onto the skin until absorbed and you are good to go. This is great to do before applying foundation.
There you have 5 ideas of what to do with all that excess serum from your sheet masks! These are a great way of getting your money’s worth from the mask and won’t result in any waste, after all, the excess serum is powerful stuff and would be criminal to throw away!