Wired, Mar 22, 2019 A beauty trend in the past year has been the use of “face masks” for the purpose of masking.
These include the ones you might find at Sephora or Ulta, and the ones made by the likes of Marc Jacobs and Dior.
But they can be pretty problematic, with the potential for damaging the skin.
“The masks are designed to mask and protect against certain skin types, such as acne, so if you have any acne on your face, it might not be as good for your face,” explains dermatologist and dermatologist-in-residence at the University of Queensland, Rebecca Moller.
“It’s just really good to use a product if you can.”
In this case, the masks are made of a powder or gel that’s then sprayed onto the face.
The purpose is to block the appearance of the pores, but it can also help prevent redness and irritation.
“You can apply it to a dry face and apply it over your eyes, or it can be applied over your face and applied over the hair,” explains Moller, who’s also a cosmetic dermatologist.
“There’s lots of different ways to apply it.”
This can be done with a cotton bud, a toothbrush or a small sponge.
“We’ve seen it in other skin care products where it can actually do more damage to the skin than it’s intended to,” she says.
“They’re really good for a very small area and they don’t affect the overall health of your skin.”
You may find that your skin feels a little sticky, especially if you use the mask to cover your face with a towel, says Moller: “That’s actually a result of the way it was applied.”
A mask mask can be a great option if you’ve got acne scars or sensitive skin, says dermatologist, dermatologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and author of The Essential Skin Care Book, Joanna K. “I would say there are really only a few things you should avoid if you do have acne,” she adds.
“First of all, use a face mask on your forehead.
If you do that, it can irritate the skin around your eyes and mouth and it can leave a dry feeling on your lips and cheeks.”
Another tip is to avoid wearing face masks in the shower, says K. However, you can use a regular facial mask to help with blemishes or breakouts.
“If you want to apply a mask to your face to make it look more natural, I would say it’s better to use one that’s a little thicker than you would with a regular mask,” she explains.
You can also apply a makeup remover to your skin to help break up the makeup and break up any impurities in the mask.
“A mask can help you mask a little bit of the makeup on your skin, but if you really need a mask, it’s best to get a professional mask remover, because it can really help break down the makeup,” she advises.
If your face is getting in the way of your makeup removers and you want a new face mask, use the one you’re wearing now, says Dr Moller – a good one, like a Marc Jacobs mask or Dior face mask.
But if you’re having trouble finding a good mask, try to make your own at home.
“Make sure you’re using a good product,” says K, so that your makeup can last longer.
You’ll need to be careful when applying a face shield, but there are ways to get around that problem.
The best option is to buy one of these face masks that are made from a natural product that’s safe for you, says Professor Moller and Professor K. You might also want to try a “dry face mask”, which doesn’t cover your whole face but applies a bit of mask onto the skin and helps to seal it.
That’s why it’s a good idea to get the one from a good company that can do these things for you.
“So if you don’t have any issues with acne or blemish issues, that’s probably what you’d want to get, like Marc Jacobs or D’Orazio masks,” she warns.
“But if you already have acne on the whole face, you might want to go for a good, non-pigmented, noncomedogenic mask.
If it’s not going to help, you should go for the ones that are not pigmented and not comedogenic.”
And remember that you can apply makeup to your mask before or after it’s applied.
That way, it doesn’t have to be greasy, which can make the skin feel dry.
“In general, I think there’s a very clear benefit to a face moisturiser or a face lotion, like the one that Dior has on sale,” says Moller.
“Those are good to apply to your cheeks and eyelids to really hyd