Skincare Masks: Common Mistakes
We all know the importance of skincare masks in self-care routines, relying on them as vital tools to elevate our beauty and skin health. However, amid our dedication to these treatments, are we truly maximizing their potential by using them correctly?
Overextending Mask Duration
Always tempting to leave the mask on for longer? That might not be the right approach after all. Leaving a hydrating sheet mask on for too long can have adverse effects where the mask will reabsorb the moisture from the skin, leading to dehydration instead of moisturizing.
On the other hand, a cleansing mask is even worse. They are equipped with surfactants that may lead to irritant dermatitis, causing your skin red and burning. An exfoliating mask will usually contain glycolic acid, and it will penetrate our skin deeper as it sits longer on the skin, resulting in a peeling response.
To avoid these issues, carefully follow the instructions on the packaging, typically suggesting a mask application duration of 10 to 30 minutes.
Cleanse Before Masking
Make sure you clean your face before applying the face mask. If your face is covered with impurities such as oil, makeup, or debris, they create a barrier that significantly reduces the effectiveness of the applied face mask.
While face masks provide hydration via water and humectants, they aren’t sufficient to seal in moisture. An essential post-mask step involves applying moisturizer to create a protective barrier, preventing moisture evaporation and maintaining prolonged skin hydration.
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