You see all the videos of people putting on these incredibly hydrating, anti-ageing sheet masks which pack a powerful punch of all the ingredients your skin needs, and you feel motivated. You want to try it yourself. You unwrap the pack and then it suddenly dawns on you, how the hell do I wear this? It’s setup to go perfectly on the face, but my face has facial hair.
Well trust us when we say you’re not the only one that has faced this conundrum and felt a little lost at sea. Fortunately, we’re here to offer some guidance, as a bearded bloke myself (currently a bit shorter than normal, as can be seen from the pictures).
You can wear the sheet mask even with a beard, but you will have to be a little creative and get the scissors into action. As you can see from the image below, the sheet mask covers the whole face, but you have indentations in several spots. Depending on where your facial hair is, you can utilise these slits to further cut them in order to have the area free.
With scissors in hand (remember to be careful and no running in the hallway with scissors) you will want to cut along the marks. I found the best results with my beard by cutting from the side cut (to the left and right of the nose) down to the mouth, which removed the entire bottom section.
These are very easy to cut, considering how wet they are, so even the most blunt scissors should blast through. Providing you have magical cutting skills such as myself, you should end up with something looking like the image below. If not, oh dear.
If you have a moustache, you may want to make a further cut from the nose section downwards. I decided not to do this as mine wasn't long enough, however in retrospect it might actually have been useful to have done so.
The end result should look something like the below, minus the cheesy grin.
Of course, if you have short stubble, you can wear the sheet mask over the entire face, however this is based on personal experience and in general we have to state that it won't stick as well to the face over facial hair.
With the excess parts you cut off, you can use it elsewhere on your skin, such as on your neck (obviously the part that doesn't have hair). I personally left it on my hands, so they can have a nice hydrating session.
Of course, as always, if you have any questions about how to get the best results, don't hesitate to ask us. We have also written a complete FAQ on sheet masks which I strongly recommend reading through.