Most people who work remotely find it necessary to engage in solitary, isolated work every day. They do so out of a necessity to keep up with their jobs. However, a key benefit on the other end of this spectrum is they can pause at some point so they can engage in self-care at some point of the day.
Common practices include binge-watching TV shows or YouTube videos, responding to emails, scrolling through (or even filming!) TikTok videos and staying updated on current events. The best part is, it can all happen while avocado, charcoal and collagen are working their "magic" on your skin.
Is It Possible To Use Face Masks Too Much?
Possible, yes, but that's also hinging quite a bit on improper use. This is because one mask after another can easily dry skin out. It's more likely when nothing is applied after the mask is taken off. Mask serums need to permeate through skin, meaning no thick, occlusive emollients are involved. Humectants are, however, which means moisture is pulled up to the skin's top in the beginning.
However, that hydration could be sourced from deeper skin or just the ambient air.
To understand this concept, it’s helpful to think about how your skin functions as a barrier. It acts as a barrier to protect you from losing water, but it also prevents any excess moisture from getting into your skin. So when hydration is applied to the skin and then it can’t breathe, the moisture has a tendency to suck the moisture out of the skin.
Think about being in the bathtub for a long time; your skin becomes prune-y because it loses moisture if it can’t breathe.
When your skin has lost moisture, it's not able to keep foreign substances at bay. Even if you've never had a reaction to something before—such as fragrances or preservatives—your skin could start to react because it is more easily able to become sensitized. Your skin barrier is weakened when it has lost moisture, making it easier for it to become irritated by ingredients.
What's the Best Way Not To Dry Skin Out?
After you've applied a mask, moisturize your face directly afterward. Excess masking can dry out skin; keep it moisturized to maintain hydration. Consider products that have ingredients which are key for keeping skin hydrated such as amino, fatty acides and glycerin.
A good solution for people whose skin is generally dry, on the other hand, is overnight masks. They can address wrinkles, redness and similar concerns.
How Many Face Masks Are Ideal For A Week?
Masking your face two or three times a week and moisturizing afterward will give you the best results and allow your skin to rest. If you're not at that frequency, rotate between different active ingredients! Using pore-cleansing mask on Monday, for example, can be followed by a hydrating mask on Friday.
Face masks are a great way to indulge in self-care even in the middle of the busiest days. It's possible for them to be used too much in a week, which can lead skin to dry out. Two to three times within a weekly period will suffice.
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