We all want good skin but models and actor's especially because your skin is not only your biggest organ but it is so important in booking a job in the entertainment industry. Face masks have been a huge part of skincare routines and facials for many years but could they be harming your skin? Read to find out!
""Who doesn't like to slip on a robe and cover their face in a mask
that's supposed to make you look younger and tighten your pores? All you
have to do is sit back and relax and the mask does all the work, right?
But what happens if you leave your treatment on for too long? All face
masks have a recommended leave-on time, especially masks that contain
chemicals like glycolic acid. But is it dangerous to let it sit on your
face for longer than you should or can you get better results? We spoke
to Washington, D.C.-based dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi to find out
if it can be damaging to your skin.
In most cases, leaving a mask on longer than recommended is not going
to be harmful, just unnecessary," says Dr. Tanzi. "However, if it is a
mask that contains glycolic acids then it must be removed as recommended
because moderate to severe skin irritation can result if you leave it
on longer, particularly to people with sensitive skin. In fact, if
sensitivity is an issue, I would recommend doing a 'test spot' for a few
minutes on a small area of the face. But typically it's recommended
that you leave glycolic acid on for 15-30 minutes, max."
Dr. Tanzi also recommends keeping your eye out for ingredients like
lactic and salicylic acid. "Along with glycolic acid, these can be the
most irritating to skin. If you are concerned, it's best to check with
your dermatologist first," she says. Acid free-facial masks, like edible
masks you can make at home, can be left on for the recommended time or a
little longer, without any worry that they will harm your skin.""