What girl doesn't love beauty masks? Moreover, manufacturers compete by inventing original compositions and forms of release. About how not to make a mistake using these popular tools, in our expert material.

7 Mistakes You Make When Wearing Face Masks

1. Do you use masks every day?

Cosmetologists tend to believe that if routine care with the help of serums and creams is well established and correct, then it covers all the needs of the skin. And we use masks as an SOS tool when an instant effect is needed. We even out the complexion with an acid product or eliminate swelling by applying a mask with caffeine. At the same time, using such masks daily (especially with rather aggressive active ingredients), it is easy to develop dermatological problems: retinoic dermatitis, overdrying of the skin, etc.

There are masks that require a course application (for example, in the fight against peeling). But in this case, the manufacturer separately indicates this in the instructions for use.

2. Falling asleep with a sheet mask on your face

It is not without reason that manufacturers indicate the time of use of the product on the packaging. It is especially important to follow the recommendations when using sheet masks. The fact is that after their application, a “greenhouse effect” is created, allowing the active substances to quickly absorb into the skin. However, lying for a long time with such a “compress” is not useful. Within half an hour, bacteria begin to multiply, creating a risk of exacerbation of acne and other inflammatory diseases.

The fastest way to say goodbye to clay-based cleansing masks. They draw dirt out of the pores, but as soon as they dry completely, they begin to literally suck moisture out of it.

And if you overexpose the mask-film, then it is difficult and even painful to remove it later.

A number of creamy night masks do not require rinsing, and this is indicated on the package. The tool works while you sleep. In this case, it is correct to apply it for half an hour for sleep, so that it has time to be absorbed and does not remain on the pillowcase.

3. Do not cleanse your skin before applying the mask

Makeup residue, sebum, literally "sealed" by the mask, can cause clogged pores, inflammation and skin irritation. And don't let the name "purifying mask" fool you. Before using it, you still need to use at least milk for washing.

4. Applying too much

When applying a creamy cleansing or exfoliating mask with a brush, it is important to avoid the periorbital area. She is very delicate and requires special care. Otherwise, even there is a risk of worsening the condition of the skin around the eyes. If you need to moisturize it well, use special masks or patches.

5. Walking around the house with a clay or alginate mask

Ideally, while the mask is working, you need to lie down, enjoying the treatment. Firstly, when you take a horizontal position and relax the muscles of your face, you allow the useful composition to penetrate as deeply as possible into the layers of the skin.

Secondly, you repeatedly reduce its effectiveness in the “vertical” position, when the forces of gravity pull the frame of the face down. So no attempts to clean up the house while the mask is in effect - devote this time to complete relaxation!

By the way, trying to have a bite to eat or chat on the phone with a mask on your face does not stand up to criticism at all. First of all, this rule applies to hardening masks. By setting the facial muscles in motion, you run the risk of getting so-called creases on your face.

6. Misdiagnosing your skin type

Any healthy skin produces sebum - this is the basis of its "protective behavior". By the evening, normal skin can also “shine”, and it would be wrong to consider it oily and use an actively drying beauty arsenal. In general , only a dermatologist can correctly determine the type of skin . In this case, special devices are often used for diagnostics, and not just visual inspection. It often turns out that a person has a mixed skin type. And in this case, the trend for multi-masking is good, when different masks are applied to different areas of the face: nourishing, sebum-regulating, etc.

But again, it is important to understand that the mask is not always chosen simply for the type of skin, but more often for its need. Looking for a deep cleansing? We take a fashionable oxygen (bubble) or clay mask. Need to even out your tone? Pay attention to peeling masks with acids and enzymes, etc.

7. Recklessly applying food to your face

Cosmetologists are unanimous: the use of "old grandmother" recipes based on food can be not only ineffective, but also unsafe.

In the production of cosmetic masks, the composition of active substances is strictly verified and controlled. But how do you control the citric acid content in a homemade lemon juice mask? You can seriously burn your skin even after the first application. It would seem that it could be safer than sour cream. However, it contains lactic acid.This means that the mask will turn out with an uncontrolled pH, probably aggressive to the skin.

On the Internet, there are recommendations for making a blueberry mask. If someone uses them, they will walk with a pale lilac complexion for at least a week.

The only "homemade recipe" that is approved by experts is an oatmeal mask. Enough, just brew flakes (contain soothing, moisturizing ingredients) and apply on the face.