How Often You Should Use A Face Mask?

October 26, 2017

How Often You Should Use A Face Mask?

Most face masks target a specific problem. In fact, there are so many different options that you could easily apply a different type of face mask each day of the month!

In theory, that aggressive schedule is possible, but it’s not without risks. Even though two masks are designed to address different problems, they may contain similar ingredients. And these ingredients aren’t always safe to use on a daily basis. In order to protect your skin, it’s especially important to check the ingredients listed on each mask’s packaging. Look for the following words:

  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliating
  • Anti-acne

Products designed for these purposes sometimes contain harsh chemicals that can damage your skin if used more often than recommended.

Ingredients that are safe for daily use include:

  • Aloe
  • Antioxidants
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Niacinamide
  • Vitamins

Now, let’s see how this general advice applies to specific products, like the charcoal face mask, the Korean face mask, and the DIY face mask.

Charcoal Face Masks

Charcoal face mask

Charcoal face masks  can be extremely harsh and may damage your skin. While these masks can be useful for certain problems, the result is often not worth the risk. We recommend using a charcoal face mask a maximum of once per month. Anything more can cause significant issues later on.

Gelatin Face Masks

Gelatin face mask

Like charcoal face masks, gelatin face masks are tough on your skin. While gelatin face masks are great for boosting collagen production, that benefit is often offset by the irritation caused during removal. Because of the potential damaging effects, we recommend using a gelatin face mask no more than two times per month.

Korean Sheet Face Masks

Korean face mask

Korean sheet face masks have recently exploded in popularity. While some of the ingredients they contain can help heal your skin, the real benefit comes from the moisture the masks provide.

Unfortunately, the effects of a Korean face mask may only last as long as the sheet is wet. Once the sheet has dried out (after about 20 minutes), it can actually pull vitamins and minerals away from your skin. Certain Korean face masks also contain harmful chemicals, so it’s important to limit your use and read the ingredients you are applying to your skin very carefully.

With the right Korean face mask, you could wear it every day. However, the extra ingredients may clog your pores plug cause more harm over time than the mask can counteract. That’s why we recommend using a Korean face mask a maximum of once per week.

DIY Face Masks

DIY Face Mask Ingredients

DIY face masks are a fun and beneficial addition to any skincare routine. They frequently contain a wide range of natural, healthy ingredients like:

These foods are beneficial for your skin when eaten, and even better when applied topically. And depending on the ingredients, you can treat a variety of skin problems without the risk of side effects. Because of their natural nature, you can use a DIY face mask as often as every three days.

It’s important to note that DIY face masks may not provide fast or lasting results. If you’re searching for results you can see in just one use, we recommend focusing on a more effective solution like the silicone patch, which we’ll discuss in detail later in this article.

A Note About Citric Acid

Light amounts of citric acid from citrus fruits—like oranges, grapefruits, lemons, and limes—can help to brighten and exfoliate skin while also helping to fight against acne. However, if left on too long, citric acid can bleach and burn your skin. As such, we recommend avoiding any type of mask that contains citric acid.

If you do choose to use a citric acid product (or include one in your DIY face mask recipe), proceed with caution. If you feel any discomfort during your treatment, remove the mask immediately and rinse your face with cool water.

Moisture: The Real Face Mask Powerhouse

All skin types can benefit from additional moisture. Even dry, blemished, dehydrated, or sunburned skin can see significant improvement when properly nourished and moisturized. The unfortunate thing is that most face masks don’t provide enough of this vital benefit.

Luckily, there is a solution that focuses on putting as much moisture into your skin as possible. It’s not an ingredient you can find in your kitchen, and it doesn’t come in a tube. Instead, it’s something you wear while you sleep that hydrates, plumps and firms your skin.

If you haven’t guessed it already, the miracle product that we’re referring to is the silicone skin patch.

Experience Powerful Healing Every Night With Silicone Skin Patches

SiO Beauty’s medical grade silicone patches hydrate your skin while you sleep while providing a solution endorsed by doctors across the world. Most importantly, they do so without the harmful ingredients that trendy face masks often contain.

Silicone skin patches were first developed for use by hospitals to help heal stubborn scars and burns. The results showed an ability to heal skin and return it to its natural, smooth, scar-free appearance. The results were so profound that these patches eventually came to the attention of SiO Beauty founder Gigi Howard. Gigi recognized that the same concept could be used to heal conditions like crepey skin and wrinkles after years of feeling insecure about her chest wrinkles (developed from side sleeping) and looking for a simple, non-invasive surgery.

Silicone skin patches

A medical grade silicone skin patch corrects and prevents wrinkles in two ways:

  1. It lets moisture in (it “breathes”); plumping skin
  2. It keeps moisture from getting out; repairing skin

It does this by creating a healing microclimate on top of your skin that traps moisture underneath the patch while simultaneously allowing moisture in from outside the patch. As a result, these power patches can:

  • Smooth and heal wrinkles
  • Stimulate collagen growth
  • Plump and firm the skin
  • Help your skin recover faster
  • Heal the protective layer on top of your skin
  • Prevent new wrinkles from forming

Unlike most over-the-counter face masks, there’s no need to limit your use of silicone patches to avoid skin damage. The patches are reusable and worn at night while you sleep. There’s no mess, no fuss—just all-night wrinkle correction and prevention. It’s recommended you wear your patches every night consistently for better and longer lasting results over time.

You can even tailor how you use SiO Beauty’s silicone skin patches by choosing one (or several!) for your:

Wear one or wear them all. Your skin will thank you for it.

Don’t Neglect Moisture

Face masks can provide a number of wonderful benefits for your skin, however, they are best used as a supplement to your primary hydration method: the silicone skin patch.

If you focus your skincare routine on adding as much moisture as possible, you’ll see a dramatic reduction in fine lines and wrinkles while enjoying the healthy, younger-looking skin you’ve been searching for.