Unlock the Fountain of Youth With This Secret Skincare Ritual

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It’s a well-known fact that if you want your skincare routine to be as effective as possible, you need to apply your products in a certain order. This usually involves starting with the thinnest and lightest product and working your way up to the thickest.

When it comes to face masks, these are usually applied after cleansing and toning, but before serums and moisturizers. Take a look at the directions on any face masks that you happen to have lying around and it will most likely say exactly that. 

However, some rules are worth breaking, and this is one of them. More and more people are now experimenting with applying their sheet masks after their serums, and they’re seeing great results from this. 

Curious as to how this works and whether you should try it? Read on as Vine Vera sheds some light on this secret skincare ritual.

Why Use a Sheet Mask in the First Place?

Sheet masks are a great way to give your skin some extra TLC. These masks are made from various materials, such as fiber, cellulose, coconut pulp, and hydrogel. They’re then soaked in a highly concentrated serum before being packaged. When a sheet mask is applied to the skin, that serum transfers over from the mask onto the skin.

What sets sheet masks apart from other face masks is the barrier that they form over the skin’s surface. Not only does this push the ingredients from within the mask into the skin, but it also prevents any lightweight compounds from evaporating away. 

Using a Sheet Mask After Vs. Before a Serum

As mentioned earlier, a sheet mask is usually applied before a serum. The ingredients within a sheet mask tend to be lighter than serums, so this allows them to soak in without any interference. 

However, doing things the other way around can have its benefits too. The way in which sheet masks push ingredients into the skin while preventing evaporation not only applies to the ingredients in the mask itself, but also to any other products that you may have already applied. Sure, this means that you may not experience maximum benefits from the lighter sheet mask ingredients, but it means that the serums you use will be so much more effective.

Choose Your Serums Wisely

Since this skincare ritual is all about enhancing the effects of the serums that you apply, it only makes sense to use serums that are designed to really hone in on the visible skin concerns that you have. After all, your sheet mask will be pushing this serum into your skin in a way that wouldn’t have happened if you were to apply the serum on its own, so pick a formula that will benefit your complexion on a deeper level.

Here are a few Vine Vera serums that would work well with this masking technique:

The Resveratrol Vitamin C Serum


If you aren’t sure where to begin when it comes to choosing serums, a vitamin C serum is always a great place to start. 

Vitamin C is one of those rare ingredients that can help with just about every visible skin concern. It will brighten, tighten, smooth, firm, and hydrate your complexion, making it one that everyone would benefit from.

Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Vitamin C Serum is all about highlighting the power of vitamin C. It does this by blending two forms of the ingredient, doubling up on its content within the serum. It also combines vitamin C with other antioxidants, including vitamin A, vitamin E, and resveratrol. This only adds to the serum’s multi-tasking abilities!

The Resveratrol Chianti Revival Serum

Chianti serum and true balance

The Vine Vera Resveratrol Chianti Revival Serum is another incredible multi-tasker. It features a diverse ingredient list, enabling it to boost the complexion on multiple levels.

To start with, it’s deeply hydrating. It’s packed with humectants, from sodium hyaluronate to seaweed extract. Thanks to its antioxidant content, it’s also a superstar at reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Even better, this serum also boasts ingredients that can reduce the look of hyperpigmentation. Whether your dark marks are down to acne, sun damage, or anything else, the kojic acid, ascorbic acid, and peptides in this formula will leave your skin tone looking beautifully even.

The Resveratrol Pinot Noir Longevity Serum


If your skin has been looking dull and tired, then the Resveratrol Pinot Noir Longevity Serum would be a great choice for you.

This serum combines vitamins A and C, a fantastic duo that produces even better visible results when used in conjunction. It also contains DMAE, which will help to smooth away the look of wrinkles, while lactic acid provides some mild exfoliation to clear away dead skin cells and brighten the appearance. Lactic acid also happens to be a hydrating humectant, just like the sodium hyaluronate in this formula. Together, they’ll leave your skin looking plump and dewy, especially when used underneath a sheet mask.

The Resveratrol Pinot Noir Dissolving Pre Mask

Pinot Noir Pre Mask

Although Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Pinot Noir Dissolving Pre Mask isn’t technically a serum, it’s still a great product for layering underneath a sheet mask. 

The purpose of this product is to prep the skin for a mask while also providing its own array of nutrients. It gently exfoliates the skin, after which the numerous vitamins and antioxidants in this silky solution can soak right in. This also means that the ingredients in your mask will be so much more effective.

Find a Sheet Mask That Works With This Skincare Technique

Neck & Chest Mask

If you want to give this skincare ritual a try, choosing a good face mask is key. Sure, just about every sheet mask will work with this technique but, ideally, you want one that’s going to trap in and push in as much of your applied serum as possible.

This is where the Vine Vera Pinot Noir Anti-Aging Luminating Face & Eye Mask shines. This is a hydrogel mask, which immediately sets it a step above regular face masks. It’s much thicker and denser than a regular sheet mask, making it perfect for layering over a serum. 

Hydrogel masks are also extremely hydrating. Apply it without a serum underneath and you’ll see a big improvement in your complexion as soon as you remove it. With a serum underneath, those improvements are enhanced even further.

Of course, when it comes to your skin, you shouldn’t stop at your chin. With the skin on your neck and chest being just as thin and delicate as the skin on your face, this area would benefit from this skincare ritual too.

That’s why we would also recommend treating yourself to the Resveratrol Tightening Neck & Chest Mask. Again, it’s a hydrogel mask. However, this one has been designed to snugly fit the neck and chest area. It can be used at the same time as our face and eye masks, enabling you to pamper a much larger overall area of skin.

Don’t Forget to Start By Cleansing and Toning

Vitamin C Cleanser

Eager to give this skincare ritual a try?

Don’t go reaching for your nearest serum just yet. Before you allow any serums or masks to come near your face, you need to make sure that your skin has been cleansed. This will remove all of the impurities that are coating your skin’s surface. 

Even if your skin already looks clean, you can be sure that it’s sporting a layer of dirt, excess sebum, dead skin cells, and more. Not only will this block your serum and mask ingredients from penetrating your skin, but once you apply your sheet mask, all of that grime will only end up pushed deeper into your pores. Once there, they’ll wreak havoc in the form of inflammation and breakouts.

As always, make sure that you use a cleanser that’s suitable for your skin type. If your skin is dry or sensitive, the Resveratrol Cabernet Mousse Cleanser would be a great choice. It’s exceptionally moisturizing and is gentle while it cleanses. Meanwhile, if your skin is excessively oily, you may prefer the Vine Vera Resveratrol Vitamin C Cleanser. It’s a little more potent while also containing ingredients that will help to reduce how greasy your skin feels.

Once you’re done cleansing, follow up with a toner. This will help to prep your complexion for the rest of the products that you’re about to apply. We would recommend choosing a hydrating formula rather than an astringent blend, just like the Resveratrol Cabernet Toner. It will leave your skin feeling balanced, refreshed, and ready to take on the rest of your skincare routine.

Follow Up With a Moisturizer


We’ve covered what you need to do before applying your serum and your face mask, but what happens afterward? 

Well, once you’ve removed your sheet mask, your skin will be left with a light layer of serum from the mask itself. The actual serum that you previously applied will likely already have been absorbed into your skin. 

All you need to do is gently rub any remaining product into your skin before following up with a moisturizer. This will help to lock all of those ingredients in, preventing them from evaporating. In a way, it will act just like your sheet mask did, forming an additional barrier on the skin’s surface.

To really enhance the effects of your masking session, pick a moisturizer that complements the ingredients in the serum and face mask that you applied. The Resveratrol Vitamin C Moisturizer, for example, would be great for anyone trying to brighten or firm up the look of their skin. In addition to vitamin C itself, it also contains several botanicals that are natural sources of the antioxidant, making this formula even more powerful.


It’s always fun to try out new skincare rituals, and this is one that will undoubtedly impress you with its results. If you’re still on the fence about it, give it a go, keeping all of our above tips in mind when choosing which products to use. Use the same face mask with and without a serum underneath and you’ll be able to see just how beneficial this masking technique can be.

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