The ongoing sheet mask craze is definitely one of the most popular trends in the beauty world at the moment, but there's one demographic that tends to find these treatments more freaky than fabulous: little kids. As moms everywhere are discovering, babies and toddlers don't necessarily react all that well to the sight of their mommy in a mask that makes her look like some sort of horror movie monster — which is awful, but also sort of hilarious. So what are some crazy sheet masks sure to freak out your kids?
In truth, just about any old sheet mask will probably give your kid the creeps. I found this out the hard way when my 16-year-old daughter came out of her room wearing a standard sheet mask and my 3-year-old son broke down sobbing hysterically. Turned out he thought her face was going to look that way forever, poor guy! Now we wait until after he's asleep to try any beauty treatments that make us look like victims of some freak glue factory accident. Maybe when he's a little older he'll get over his phobia, or maybe he's scarred for life? If the latter is true, surely there'll be plenty of other people his age who'll be able to relate. ("And then one day I saw my mom come out of the bathroom looking like her face melted off!")
Of course, some sheet masks are even weirder looking than others. So if your mission in life is to inspire a lifetime of beauty product-related nightmares, then these masks will definitely do the trick.
1Mummy Bubble Mask
Any mask with the word "mummy" in the title promises to be terrifying, and this one gets even scarier when it bubbles up on your face (thanks to "oxygenated cleansing bubbles imbued within a unique mold-inducing microfiber," according to the manufacturer).
2Gold Therapy Mask
4Anti-Wrinkle Pug Face Mask
5Emoji Sheet Mask
If you're thinking that an emoji mask couldn't possibly be scary, well, just watch this video. (Spoiler alert: An emoji mask can be scary! Like, so much scarier than you would expect.)
See? You'll never look at an emoji the same way again (nor will your kid!).
6Panda Sheet Mask
7Strawberry Girl Mask
8Gold Collagen Anti-Aging Mask
9Lace Sheet Mask
10Character Mask Set
Um, where to even begin with these masks? I'm not entirely sure who these cartoon characters are meant to be, though the Amazon description promises each mask is "safe to your skin as it used natural derived pulp of which material is the same as the fabric of diaper for sensitive baby skin and its double sheet structure helps essence stayed in your skin for a long time." (In other words, buy these immediately.) Just look at them out of the package!
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