Activated charcoal masks have haunted many on the Internet, both men and women because, apparently, they are a miracle to remove any kind of impurities; But the reality is that you can even be without eyebrows and dermatologists do not recommend it.
We are talking about some peel-off formulas, which are not cleaned or absorbed, but are started, which are viralizing precisely because of the pain they can cause when removing them from the face.
Top Knot, the Facebook page specialized in beauty, shows this phenomenon with a video that accumulates more than 12 million views. These masks work just like the famous pore strips: they adhere to the skin, and after a few minutes, they are removed. Seeing in that strip everything we have managed to remove from our skin can generate a deeper feeling of cleanliness, but instead of being a benefit for the face, it produces irritation and you can even tear off layers of skin.
In an interview for the Spanish newspaper El País, some dermatologists assure that it is not necessary to feel pain to eliminate blackheads. In fact, these masks don't even clean thoroughly. Dermatologist Mayte Truchuelo comments that when they are removed, what they actually do is exfoliate, “removing the most superficial layer of the horny layer [the outer barrier of the skin]. Hence the whitish remains that we see. But the black point will continue to be or fill with keratin soon.
Look, the truth is that they are quite painful.
In addition, dermatologists say that the long-term use of these masks "could trigger rosacea, extremely sensitive skin with redness on the cheeks and chin," explains Dr. Truchuelo. Furthermore, the continued use of such an irritating cosmetic can lead to sensitive skin, "characterized by great skin irritability with intolerance to almost all cosmetics."
Dr. Truchuelo's advice is not to abuse cleaning in excess or too aggressive, since in certain skins it could cause a rebound effect.
So if you are thinking about applying a mask, look for options that cleanse your skin and relax you, and not torture you because you will suffer in vain.
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