It’s been a long week, you’ve got into your favourite pyjamas and plonked yourself down on the sofa ready for a Netflix binge. Naturally you reach for a face mask to really up the pamper factor, pure bliss. What happens when in the morning you wake up with a break-out you weren’t expecting? You had it in your head your face mask will give you clear skin, not one with blemishes! What is going on? Well, let us explain what could be going on and why your face mask may be giving you spots.
What am I doing that may cause spots?
There are different reasons you may be getting blemishes whilst using a face mask. It all depends on what you are doing and how you’re using the mask. For example, if you don’t remove your make-up and apply the face mask to a clean, cleansed face then you are trapping the bacteria, dirt and make-up on your skin and therefore clogging the pores which would result in blackheads and spots. It is very important to remember to remove your make-up before using a mask. For the best results, remove your make-up fully, cleanse and tone the skin, then apply the face mask, once removed pop on a moisturiser.
Can it be the face mask that is causing spots?
If you are using a face mask that contains either clay or charcoal, the properties in these ingredients are known for being detoxifying. This means they draw out the toxins and bacteria out of your skin, while working deep down in the skin also means that blemishes may appear. This is perfectly normal and means the mask is working well. These blemishes will soon disappear and your skin is left fully clear and with the face mask also adsorbing excess sebum, which is the oil that causes spots, you will find blemishes won’t keep reappearing.
What if the spots are itching?
If your spots are uncomfortable or itching, this may mean the face mask your using is too harsh for your skin. It’s best to stop applying the face mask and consult your GP or Dermatologist. There are various formulas of face masks out there so you will be able to find the best one for your skin. For more sensitive skin types, using a cream based face mask will not only nourish the skin but be gentle enough to use.
As previously mentioned, noticing some blemishes after using a face mask is perfectly normal. The cause of the breakouts may not have anything to do with the face mask. If you suffer regularly from breakouts it could just be a case of bad timing or hormone imbalance could be the answer to your blemishes.
Finding blemishes is never a positive thing, especially when you are taking the extra time to use face masks with the hope that they will deliver the desired results such as radiance and healthy skin. The main thing you have to remember is that you are making the effort to use face masks for your skin and so in the long run you will see the benefits.
If you are finding blemishes to be a big problem for you, there is a lot of different choices out there for you to try. Keeping a healthy, balanced diet which is low in sugar and drinking plenty of water will work wonders for your skin.