Using ingredients that are typically found in the cupboard may seem harmless – but if these miracle masks worked wouldn’t everybody be doing it?
The Dangers With Homemade Masks
Homemade Pore Strips – Pore strips in general are not good for the skin whether they are homemade or store bought. Like homemade peel off masks, they can give a cinderella effect of leaving your pores looking smaller or tighter. The blackheads that are left on the strip are actually just dots of oil that have turned black from the air. Other than that is just the top layer of dead skin that would have easily come off with exfoliating. Anything that has been removed from your skin will have no affect on blackheads and is likely to cause more.
Charcoal Peel Off Masks – These charcoal masks are the rage with beauty bloggers at the moment. Made using charcoal capsules and horror of all horrors – actual glue.
Charcoal is great for the body – it works to remove toxins and impurities if taken as vitamin and also shows improvement for bloating. Most recently it has been claimed a hero for teeth whitening (ask your dentist).
However, putting ingredients like glue on your face (non toxic or not) can cause extreme damage to the skin. When these strips are pulled off the skin; if they come off, the extractions you see are actually hairs ripped from your pore along with some debris. These actually open your pores and leave them open to infection. Typically in these homemade videos there is no after care to close the pores which leads them open to bacteria leading to spots and acne. Though charcoal can be beneficial, mixing it with other ingredients completely ruins it!
Are All Homemade Masks Bad For Your Face?
Many ingredients such as coconut oil is touted as a remedy for bloating and reducing grey hair. But, when added to your face can actually cause damage. No at home products will improve collagen or remove wrinkles.
How Should I Protect My Skin’s Health?
If you are serious about your skin health, the best thing to do is see a skin health specialist who can guide you with all of your concerns and products. In clinical treatments are also an excellent way to help your skin with issues such as acne, collagen renewal, fine lines and deep cleaning.
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