Everyone loves a face mask but did you know you could be doing it wrong? When you apply face masks wrong you can actually do more harm than good. Trust me I learnt the hard way.
My beauty therapist said something to me the other day that really stuck with me. What you do at home is the most important when it comes to taking care of your skin. This is especially important when applying face masks. It’s okay girl, I got your back. I’ll be letting you in on the do’s and don’ts of face masks.
DO CLEANSE, TONE AND EXFOLIATE PRIOR TO MASKING
This is probably one of the most common mistakes that people make. Why would you apply a face mask to a dirty face? The goal of a face mask is too deep clean your skin. Why would you let all that makeup and dry skin stand in your way! Toning BEFORE is especially important since it restores ph to your skin, opens the pores and helps with better absorption of the product. There is no point applying toner after a face mask since you’ll miss out on all the benefits of the mask.
DO NOT WEAR THE FACE MASK LONGER THEN INTENDED
They have times on the packet for a reason. Longer does not mean better. If anything it can make your skin worse. With clay masks especially, people find it very tempting to leave them on until they crack so they feel as if they have done something. THIS IS THE WORST THING YOU CAN DO. This ultimately drys your skin since it pulls all your natural oils, good and bad out of your skin. I’ve done this before and it’s left my skin red, itchy and flaky. It is not a good look.
DO USE THE RIGHT FACE MASK FOR YOUR SKIN
Peel face masks are pretty cool but there is no point using it if you have oily skin. Make sure that the face mask you are using is designed for your skin. Using the wrong face mask can do more harm than good!
DO NOT PUT THE FACE MASK ON BEFORE A PATCH TEST
This is probably the biggest mistake that I have made. If you have sensitive skin like I do, then the last thing you want to do is burn the hell out of it. Some ingredients may not react well with your skin so it is important to do a test on the back of your hand prior to trying a new face mask. Trust me it can take weeks even months to recover and leave you with scars if you are severely allergic to an ingredient.
The last post in this series will be about DIY face masks. Stay Tune.
That’s all from me.
Until next time my lovely xxx
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