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. In a recent conversation with Andy Millward, aesthetician, facialists, and member of the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology to discover whether these masks are worth the agony of ripping off all the small hairs on your face, and he informed us of just how much destruction they could be doing. In a quote from Andy; ‘They effectively act like glue binding to the cells on the skin’s exterior as well as any vellus hair,’ ‘Today, 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, go mbainfidh tú suas go deireadh stialladh an crann ar ais ar beag breise ná mar atá beartaithe. 'Is fiú a thabhairt faoi deara go bhfuil a lán de na' nach bhfuil blackheads 'Féadfaidh tú faoi deara a bhaint go sona sásta ag an masc blackheads. Tá go leor filiméid sebaceous, a chosaint ar an craiceann ó baictéir damáiste.
Tá dea-scéal! Tá sé tábhachtach a dhéanamh do chuid taighde nuair a fhéachann tú ar an masc. Níl gach clúdach olc. Tá roinnt roghanna baictéir airíonna go glan agus stiallacha, but don’t take all of the essential and protective oils and qualities out of your skin.
Post Charcoal Mask Care – If you just have used one of the masks and you are concerned. What do you do now? The good news is that you haven’t destroyed your skin always. Within 30 days, 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. ‘If you’ve used the masks once you’re unlikely to cause any long-term damage so don’t panic,’ says Andy. ‘The skin is a very sophisticated and resilient organ. It is more than competent of replacing the sebaceous filaments that have been eliminated. ‘However, this replacement process can take up to 30 days, le linn an ama go bhfuil an craiceann ag dul cinnte a bheith beagán níos leochailí. 'Mar sin, más rud é go dul ar aghaidh leat chun táirgí a stiall an craiceann a olaí nádúrtha a úsáid (lena n-áirítear cleansers harsh agus exfoliants) ansin tá tú dócha a chur faoi deara le saincheisteanna tánaisteacha. "Molann sé ag baint úsáide as cleanser milis agus tú ag fanacht ar an craiceann a ghnóthú agus a chur i bhfeidhm ar hydrating, antioxidant-saibhir serum chun cuidiú leis an bpróiseas a dheisiú chomh maith. Arís bí cinnte a úsáid grianscéithe, freisin, de réir mar a damáiste a dhéanamh do craiceann níos íogaire agus leochaileacha le damáiste. Má tá tú ag dul a bhaint as an gualaigh dubh masc craiceann a dhéanamh cinnte go n-úsáideann tú sábháilte, táirgí agus ní nádúrtha cinn a bhfuil breiseáin harsh agus díobhálach mar gliú!