Putting on a face masks is your favorite treatment. You love them. They are easy to use and instantly deliver results. You do not need to be an expert in this procedure, but you need to know some rules. Defects can adversely affect the skin.
Change bad habits when you use face masks. We have highlighted some of the most common mistakes that occur when putting on a face mask.
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1: You do not consider the skin type when putting on the mask
Before you make a mask, you need to determine the needs of your skin. For example, a nourishing mask is contraindicated for a person with oily skin. Such a mask, however, is a salvation for dry skin.
2: Use face masks every day
What you should remember is this: exfoliation, cleansing, and lifting masks can be done 1-2 times a week. If you violate this rule, you can damage the hydrolipid layer of skin. As a result, it may occur irritation, flaking and in the worst case inflammation of the skin of the face.
However, you can use moisturizing masks without restrictions. If you apply a moisturizer to your face in a thin layer, it can stand from evening to morning.
3: Do not clean your face before putting on a mask
You make the mistake of not cleaning your face before putting on a mask. Any spa treatment should begin with a clean face. Only in this case, the active components of the mask can penetrate deep into the skin and work at full “power”.
4: Hold the mask on your face longer than the specified time
Always read the instructions for use before putting on your face mask. Based on the composition of the product, the manufacturer calculates the application time. If the mask is completely dry on the face, you will get the opposite effect. It will lead to dehydration of the skin.
5: Do not apply face masks to the skin around the eyes
This area of the skin around the eyes is very sensitive and requires special care. Face masks are too aggressive for that part of the face. If you need to moisturize the skin around your eyes, it is better to use special masks or patches.
Why face masks can be harmful
The main ingredient in face masks are acids, and they are time sensitive. Leaving them on for longer than indicated can irritate the skin. This applies to salicylic acid which is a common ingredient in masks and hyaluronic acid which can be found in moisturizing masks. Also, clay masks can dry out your skin if left to stand for too long. Acids may not disturb the skin if left on for a short time, but leaving them too long can cause redness and dryness. Always wear the mask for the recommended time and after applying the mask, apply a moisturizer. This will avoid irritation. So, unless the mask’s packaging says to leave it on overnight, take it off on time.
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