So you may ask “Why shouldn’t just use those black peel-off face masks?” that everyone’s fixated on with right now.
If you engaged with active skincare and you’ve perused the internet lately. You’ve probably come across these videos of people using “magical” peel-off face masks. In many cases, these masks come with all kinds of incredible promises.
They tend to fill with skin cleaning charcoal (this is primarily why all the masks are black since charcoal is black). Many say that the mask will suck out blackheads or blocked pores. As you strip them away from the skin, you’ll lift off any dirt or clogs too. It does not matter if it hurts. Most people think they are supposed to.
This in itself can be worrying enough (should we be using skin care products that hurt our faces?). Does pain indicate that these products are working? But what is most unfortunate about the popularity of these products is that it has propelled a trend for DIY peel-off masks, with beauty vloggers recommending recipes including glue, yes like Elmers Glue, to recreate that powerful, peel-off effect. We completely understand why it’s so attractive to drop a ton of money on these masks or to try creating your own. In the same style as pore strips, it’s incredibly gratifying to be able to peel something off your face and ‘see’ the dirt you’ve removed in the process. Plus the promise of smooth, clear skin sounds brilliant.
But here’s the thing. In many cases not only do these blackout peel-off masks not truly do what they say on the package, but they also have the potential to harm your skin. Yn in resinte petear mei Andy Millward, esthetician, facialists, en lid fan it Britske Feriening fan Beauty Therapy en Fashion te ûntdekken oft dy maskers wurdich binne de pine fan ripping út alle lytse hierren op dyn gesicht, en hy op 'e hichte ús fan krekt hoefolle ferneatiging sy koenen wurde dwaande. Yn in sitaat út Andy; 'Se effektyf hannelje as lym bining oan' e sellen op 'e hûd fan bûtenkant en op elts vellus hier,'' Hjoed, there are loads of DIY variants of the mask making the rounds on YouTube some are composed of charcoal powder and PVA Glue.
‘When removed from the face, the mask is separating cells from the outer layer of skin (the stratum corneum) and any hair simultaneously. You only need to observe some of the videos that have gone viral to see the unbearable pain the mask users are in.’ Andy explains that when you discern how soft and smooth your skin feels after using the masks, this is direct because you’ve effectively stripped off a surface layer of skin. It’s a form of extremely vigorous exfoliation that disturbs the skin in the process. Doesn’t sound right, does it? The other critical component that these masks are pulling off your face, other than your baby hairs? All the natural oils that remain on your skin to keep it healthy and well.
These oils, Andy explains, provide a chemical barrier that protects the skin from any harmful micro-organisms. So when you peel them away, you’re leaving your skin open to all kinds of bacteria dirt and grim stuff. It’s a little like using a blunt instrument such as a chainsaw to prune a tree when some fine tuning of hand-held garden shears would have performed the job. Although the chainsaw might get the job completed, you’ll end up shredding the tree back a little further than intended.’ It’s also worth noting that a lot of the ‘blackheads’ you may have happily noticed removed by the mask aren’t blackheads. Many are sebaceous filaments, dy't beskermje de hûd út skealik baktearjes.
Der is goed nijs! It is wichtich om te dwaan jo ûndersyk as jo sjogge nei it masker. Net alle omslach is ferkeard. Guon opsjes hawwe eigenskippen dy't skjin en strip baktearjes, mar net nimme allegear fan de wêzentlike en beskermjende oaljes en kwaliteiten út jo fel.
Post Charcoal Mask Soarch – As jo gewoan hawwe brûkt ien fan de maskers en do bist besoarge. Wat dochsto no? It goede nijs is dat jo hawwe net ferneatige dyn hûd altyd. Binnen 30 dagen, the skin will replace the oils and sebaceous filaments you’ve ripped out with your mask so that the damage will heal.
Make sure that your skin remains protected with sunscreen and, ensure that you keep your skin from drying out and moisture. Understanding that the mask was just to remove excess oils, it may sound counter
But that won’t happen if you keep using the mask on an endless cycle of wanting your skin to be perfectly smooth. 'As jo ha brûkt de maskers ien kear jimme binne ûnwierskynlik te feroarsaakje gjin lange-termyn skea dus net panyk,'Seit Andy. 'It fel is in tige ferfine en fearkrêftich oargel. It is mear as foechhawwend fan it plak foar it sebaceous filaments dy't binne eliminated. 'Lykwols, dit ferfangende proses kin it maksimaal 30 dagen, yn hokker tiid de hûd wurdt grif going to wêzen in bytsje mear kwetsber. 'Dus as jo trochgean te brûken produkten dy't plonderjen de hûd fan syn natuerlike oaljes (ynklusyf hurde Cleansers en exfoliants) dan binne wierskynlik er oaren fuortset saken. 'Hy advisearret mei help fan in sêfte cleanser wylst jimme wachtsje de hûd te herstellen en it oanbringen fan in Hydraterende, antioxidant-rike serum te helpen de reparaasje proses tegearre. Wer meitsje wis út in sunscreen, te, as de skea mooglik meitsje dyn fel mear gefoelige en kwetsber foar skea. As jo sille om de swarte houtskool peel masker meitsje wis dat jo brûke feilich, natuerlike produkten en gjin bern mei hurde en skealike toevoegingen lykas lijm!