The question below was sent to me on one of my social media sites. I’m sharing my response to help anyone who may be curious.
Question: How often should I use a facial mask?
First let me say facial masks are used for a variety of purposes. They can be used for hydrating, moisturizing, and restoring pH balance, to name a few. My answer to this question is that it depends on the purpose of the mask.
If you are seeking to reduce any of the concerns below, here are some suggestions that may easily be found in your kitchen.
TO REDUCE ACNE
Try honey and baking soda. The baking soda will balance pH levels and the honey will act as an anti-inflammatory. Use this mask once a week and then build up to twice a week as needed.
TO REDUCE INFLAMMATION
Try turmeric and honey. Honey is good for anything inflamed including Rosacea and Eczema. Honey is an anti-bacterial agent that has calming and healing properties. Use this mask 1-3 nights a week as needed.
TO REMOVE / REDUCE DEAD SKIN
I would not suggest using a mask. Add 1 tablespoon of brown sugar to your cleanser. The brown sugar will dissolve as you massage it into your skin reducing any microscopic cuts in the skin. Do this no more than twice a week.
TO LIGHTEN OR TIGHTEN SKIN
Try lemon juice, powdered milk (lactic acid) and honey. Only use this once a week then give your skin time to recuperate due to the high acidity of the mask.
I caution you to only keep the masks on for 15 – 20 minutes. Anything left on your skin more than 20 minutes may trigger a chemical reaction such as peeling, burning, or redness. Then you will need to come to see me or schedule a virtual consultation for further assistance.
If you need help with any (thing) discussed above like specific measuring for recipes or you need help determining your skin type, please feel free to schedule a virtual consultation with me and I will gladly assist you.
Again, please feel free to contact us with any of your skincare questions or to schedule a virtual consultation. You may reach us by phone at (615) 884-6744 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also remember, we offer courses once every 3 months – that teach you how to deal with issues such as Rosacea, Eczema, and Hyperpigmentation, so please look at our events page on our Facebook and follow us on Instagram to see our upcoming classes, seminars, and videos.
As always, we look forward to hearing from you…