Facial masks – How many is too many?
Applying masks (all types of facial masks in general) is necessary to provide nutrients and maintain a youthful complexion. However, if you use facial masks at the beginning of the week, in the middle of the week, on weekend or even every day, you are probably abusing these masks. Indeed, too many masks, in both quantity and type, can irritate your skin.
You abuse facial masks unconsciously
According to dermatologists, applying facial masks daily is the main cause of skin problems. Abusing facial masks means mixing all skin care ingredients, chemicals (sometimes they are even conflicted), which is very harmful to the skin. Numerous ingredients are mixed together, forming new active ingredients that do not suit the skin or cannot penetrate the skin, leading to clog pores, inflammation, eczema, acne...
Many types of masks with clay or activated charcoal as main ingredient will also gradually dry and irritate the skin.
Consequences of permanent mask abuse
"Overloading nutrients" from facial masks will increase the risk of allergies, acne, inflammation, eczema... which are very difficult to treat.
At the same time, your initial skin condition will gradually change in the negative direction, from normal skin to the ultra-sensitive skin. After this process, your skin will be susceptible to severe reactions (itching, redness, acne, eczema) with cosmetics, environment and weather.
How often should we use facial masks?
If you have a good skin care routine, including: cleansing, moisturizing, sunscreen in accordance with skin type and some major chemical components to help with special problems on your skin, then applying facial masks 1 - 2 times a week is absolutely enough.
Should we use several types of facial masks at the same time?
The skin condition on our face is inconsistent: blackheads on the nose, dark cycles under the eyes, larg pores on both cheeks... Therefore, multi-masking has been born and warmly welcomed. However, according to many dermatologists, it's a unnecessary complexity. In facts, simple and consistent is the golden key to maintain good skin in the long run.
Charcoal is always good for oily skin or acne-prone skin, because it can tighten pores and help reduce excess oil. For dry skin, look for a mask containing antioxidants and hyaluronic acid to moisturize. For sensitive skin, try soothing mask like aloe vera.
What to do if our facial masks do not work?
You already spent a lot of money with countless kinds of facial masks, but you still cannot see any good result? You can refer to some other methods of beauty such as biological skin replacement, acupuncture or needle roller... These methods, if used appropriately, are able to treat acne effectively and help your skin become even, youthful and smooth.
By: Olivia Mendoza