Black Peel-Off Masks
I got a question via email about a certain fad that has taking the internet by storm recently. By now you have probably heard of the black peel-off mask and probably seen half a dozen youtubers demoing it. I’m going to give you my honest opinion on them. Keep in mind that this is my take on it from a skin care background. I have not and probably will not try it. That being said..
This mask is clay based. Clay is a great ingredient that draws out toxins and helps absorb excess oil. I love clay based masks for acneic and oily clients. This mask also gives a great exfoliation. As you are removing this mask it is removing the top layer of your skin. Which is great because the top layer of our skin is just dead skin waiting to be sloughed off. With that it also attaches to any backheads in the pores as well. This is only able to do so by attaching to the skin.
The Bad & Painful:
Because this mask attaches to the skin and impurities in the pores it is extremely difficult to remove. I have watched a lot of videos of people trying to remove masks like these. It makes me cringe. They are in so much pain trying to remove the mask that tears are rolling down their black cheeks. It adheres to the skin so well that you have to rip the mask off. Even if you do the removal process slowly you still are lifting and severely tugging on the skin. Let’s talk about that for a minute. Think of your skin as a rubber band. Have you ever had a rubber band that you put around something much larger than the rubber band? What happens when you take it off? Its stretched out. That rubber band will never go back to the size it was originally. That is what the elastin is like in our skin. Skin is made up of elastin bands and collagen. But unlike collagen, elastin can not be reproduced. Once our elastin bands are stretched out or broken we cannot repair them. When that happens, the result are wrinkles and saggy skin. We don’t want that do we? No, so even though it is able to physically remove blackheads (which is awesome) I personally do not think it is worth the repercussions.
Ultimately this is totally your decision. If you need a good laugh look up black peel off masks in YouTube. If you would like a good detox mask that you do not have to rip off your skin give This One a try!
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