- Using the wrong mask
- You don’t cleanse before using a face mask
- Using too much product
- Skipping moisturiser after masking
- Not washing your hands before masking
Using the wrong mask
Your friend may have been advocating a certain face mask that changed her skin but it may not do the same magic for you. Well, this is simply because we all have different skin types. Every skin type with acne is different because it all depends on the kind of acne you have, your hormones and so much more. So what might work for you may not work for somebody else. Choose a face mask that’s targeted towards your problem. If you have, say blackheads, know that you need to aim for a charcoal face mask that is known for deep cleansing.
You don’t cleanse before using a face mask
For the sake of hygiene and to ensure that your skin gets the most of your face mask, you need to first cleanse your skin and remove any traces of makeup and grime from your face. Only then will you be able to reap the benefits of your face mask. If there is a layer of dirt and makeup on your skin, you’re only dissuading the ingredients of the mask from healing your skin.
Using too much product
When it comes to masking, a little goes a long way. You might think that using extra will solve your skin concerns faster but this is hardly true. Using too much product might, in fact, end up irritating your skin and causing redness. Don’t pack your skin with too much face mask; a little goes a long way.
Skipping moisturiser after masking
Your true skin care regime is put to test when you wash off the face mask. You might see a squeaky clean face but there are chances that a mask made for oily skin could dry out the skin just a wee bit. This is why moisturising your skin is crucial at this stage to balance out the oils in your skin.
Not washing your hands before masking
The point of masking is to deeply cleanse your skin. So when you use your unwashed hands to apply the mask, you’re basically transferring germs into the mask and in turn, causing your skin concerns to aggravate. Moreover, these germs and dirt will only lead to clogged pores and acne.