Hello beauties! Today I want to revisit the topic of face masks. But more specifically, what it can do to your sensitive skin.
I want to take you 7 years back, went I was still in high school with perfect skin. When many of my peers and classmates were into boys, magazines, substances, and the obsession of our transformed new teenage body. I took on my hobbies so book reading and skincare. At least I thought I was taking care of my skin. Little did I know that say hobby was going to be my worst nightmare.
It was my senior year when I discover the beauty section of my local drugstore. I was fascinated by all the products they had available for skincare and everything they claimed it would do for my face. So my not so scientist brain at the time though it was a great idea to try on every type of products, from cleansers to masks.
You can probably guess where this story is heading. I was trying on products that were made of oily skin, for the most part. They were extremely drying for my sensitive skin. And as a result, my face broke out from them.
To make matters worst, I got a mattifying clay mask, which dried my skin even more. Needless to say, that I ended up with an acne prone skin all through college.
It took me literally years to stabilize my skin. I would say it’s back to it’s flawless perfection, before I started my skin. But it’s definitely acne free now. Getting my skin to the way it was, is a lille harder. My skin is super sensitive now, compare to before I started messing with it.
I told you this story, so you will never make my mistake. My skin was freaking out when I was using mattifying cleansers but I had cystic acne when I added the clay mask to the mix.
From my owner personal experience, I would say that if you have sensitive skin, STAY AWAY from every clay mask. They all have one function and one function alone: To mattify.
The only types of masks you should be investing your money on are the ones that hydrate and or tone.
Do clay masks irritate your skin? Let us know below. Thank you so much for reading.