Skin care is an important part of your daily self care and beauty regiment. There are always new trendy ways to take care of your skin and the most cared for skin on your body is of course your face. Since we should always put our best face forward we should make sure we are doing what is best for our face. One of the best things you can do for your face is to use a facial mask. However all facial masks are not created equal and you should chose one that is gentle on your skin.
Your Facial Mask Should Not Be Painful
I have seen tons of blog posts and advertisements for the charcoal masks that peel off. I found it really strange that these advertisements and homemade mask recipes have warnings. They say you should avoid the sensitive skin on your face such as the soft tissue around your eyes and around your face because it will really hurt to pull the mask off especially in these areas. My thoughts? Your facial mask should not be painful! These warnings combined with what I recently learned from a 12 year veteran in the Mary Kay business about peel off masks made me want to do some investigating.
A quick google search and the best of the anti-peeling mask articles was: The Major Problem With Painful Face Masks by Erika Stalder. In her article Erika questioned a dermatologist, Dr. Debra Jaliman who stated plainly that there should be no pain when you use a facial mask. The pulling and tugging on your skin caused by the facial mask puts a lot of unnecessary pressure on the collagen and elasticity in your skin. These things help your skin look youthful so it is definitely not a good idea to wear these out. Additionally Dr. Jaliman stated that this type of tugging on the skin could also cause broken blood vessels. Read Erik’s full article here: The Major Problem With Painful Face Masks
While most people love the feel of the mask peeling away from their skin because they believe it is pulling with it all of the dirt and impurities that were clogging their pores, it really can be dangerous. The best facial masks are the ones that simply rinse off your face. They are gentle to the skin but still remove all that dirt and oil clogging your pores. My recommendation? TheClear Proof® Deep-Cleansing Charcoal Mask from Mary Kay. The price is right, you can use it up to three times a week and it gently washes away.
What are your favorite facial masks? Are you going to be able to give up your skin tugging peel off masks?
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