Want to use facial mask correctly? Let’s understand these three aspects first.

We know that self-made facial mask is risky, so we do not encourage people to apply self-made facial mask to their faces, then some people will ask:

[Is there no problem with the facial mask produced by the manufacturer? ] ·

Indeed, no one can guarantee that a certain product is absolutely risk-free, but relatively speaking, the products of regular manufacturers have sources and basis in the selection of raw materials, and have more data.

The skin care products produced by these manufacturers comply with the national regulations, and the risks will be greatly reduced when users use them.

Then let’s take a look at the details that need to be known when using mask products from regular manufacturers.

Classification and Usage of Facial Mask

Masks are classified according to specialized procedures and can be divided into two categories: special masks and ordinary masks.

    Special facial masks, such as inverted masks, are mainly used in hospitals or beauty salons. Ordinary facial mask, that is, the type that ordinary consumers can buy, is used in daily skin care.

Here we talk about the second kind of facial mask that we can buy in our daily life.

There are a lot of such facial masks on the market. In terms of morphology, the common products are clay, foam and gel.

The main manufacturers of these facial masks produce products with different ingredients, shapes and effects according to the needs of the public.

Most common facial masks belong to products cleaned after use, such as facial mud, flour or bubble facial masks, etc. Some products belong to water-free types, such as gel facial masks.

STEP 1 Mud and flour

    Composition of facial mask

This kind of product contains kaolin, which can effectively adhere to grease. After use, the skin will be drier. Generally speaking, it is only suitable for oily skin, but not for people with dry skin.

However, some kaolin-containing products can be carefully designed by formulators to be available for dry skin, depending on the specific product type.

Since most people with oily skin have acne troubles, such products will also add ingredients that inhibit acne bacilli or sebum secretion, which have the effects of anti-acne and oil control.

    Instructions for Use

The application of flour is quite special. When in use, it is mixed evenly with water and applied on the face. After waiting for a while, it will dry and harden to form a hard shell like a mask, which will be taken off directly after application.

Because this kind of product uses gypsum powder as dressing powder, the moisture will form a hard mask appearance after evaporation.

At the same time, it will also absorb oil on the skin, so the skin will be especially dry after application, which is obviously not suitable for people with dry skin.

When using such products, in order to avoid adhesion with hair after drying, wet gauze should be covered on thick hair areas such as eyebrows and hairlines before application to prevent adhesion and facilitate removal of facial mask.

    Post-use treatment

After applying flour mud or flour, it must be rinsed and removed with a large amount of clear water and thoroughly cleaned.

2. Bubble Mask

    Composition of facial mask

Bubble mask is a way that surfactant is mixed with fluoride to make the mask blister and adhere to the skin surface.

    Instructions for Use

Surfactant has the function of removing grease, but this method is to directly act on the skin, which will cause the surfactant to excessively dissolve the grease on the skin surface, destroy the cuticle of the skin, and reduce the skin barrier function.

Therefore, dry skin, stratum corneum is too thin must not be used.

Coupled with the stimulation of fluoride, people with damaged skin barrier function are prone to skin infection. It is not worth taking such a big risk just to control oil.

Therefore, this is the least recommended product.

    Post-use treatment

If such products are used, they must also be rinsed with a large amount of clear water afterwards to prevent the residue from continuously damaging the skin.

3. Gel Mask

    Composition of facial mask

This kind of facial mask matrix is made of polymer materials, similar to common essence or gel products, gel mask components are relatively simpler and risks are easy to control.

    Instructions for Use

Compared with traditional cream products, without the interference of surfactant on skin barrier function, the irritation to skin will also be reduced, which can adapt to more skin types of people.

However, the absorption of the effective ingredients in the gel mask on the skin is not particularly good, so the manufacturer will control the viscosity of the product, and the appropriate viscosity will make the effective ingredients easier to release and absorb.

    Post-use treatment

Most gel masks are types that do not need washing, and these products will not dry and harden after use, so there is no adhesion risk of the previous masks and they are relatively safe.

Precautions for applying facial mask

1. Before use

Do not use facial mask if there is wound, inflammation or allergy on the skin.

If it is the first time to use a certain product, don’t use it on your face after you get it. It is recommended to smear some products on the skin behind your ear or inside your upper arm, and observe them continuously for 3-7 days. If there is no abnormality, you can use it all over your face.

In this way, even if there is irritation intolerance or allergy, the whole face will not be affected, and the impact on the normal life of users will be minimized as far as possible.

2. In use

If redness, swelling, tingling and itching occur, please do not endure any of these symptoms. This is not detoxification, but is likely to be an adverse reaction. Generally, as long as you wash with clear water immediately and remove the facial mask, the skin can slowly return to its original state.

If the situation continues to worsen, please go to the dermatology department immediately and seek medical assistance.

3. After use

No matter which kind of facial mask is used, it is recommended to use moisturizing products (such as oil skin care products) to enhance skin moisturizing after application, which can make the efficacy of the facial mask more obvious.

Common Problems in Applying Mask

Q: How often is it better to apply facial mask?

A: In fact, there is no fixed standard on this issue. The frequency and time of use should be adjusted according to the product description and its own situation. If necessary, a dermatologist can be consulted.

Q: How long is it better to apply facial mask each time?

A: Actually, there is no fixed answer to this question, Because the formula of the mask is different, the time to apply the face to take effect is different. However, generally speaking, the stratum corneum can be moistened after applying it for about 10 minutes. However, this is determined by the water absorption characteristics of the stratum corneum. Whether the effective ingredients in the mask work at this time is still related to the formula. It is suggested that everyone read the product description carefully before using it.

Finally, I would like to remind you that when buying any skin care products, please choose the products of regular manufacturers, so that the safety and effectiveness will be guaranteed.

Editor: BruceLi

Author: Lin Zhiqing