Do Magnetic Face Masks Actually Work? The Complete Guide Before You Try

Written by Aaron Guldager — March 18, 2019

Do Magnetic Face Masks Actually Work? The Complete Guide Before You Try

Sticking to a great at-home skin care routine is one of the best ways to get the smooth, youthful-looking skin you love!

But sometimes your skin care regimen can feel like a long, complicated checklist: cleanser, hydrating spray, exfoliator, toner, moisturizer, chemical peels, face masks. The list goes on and on!

As if starting and maintaining a good skin care routine isn’t difficult enough, there is always a new skin care trend that claims to give you perfect, glowing skin. How’s a girl supposed to keep up with everything and know what works?

Luckily, we’re here to give you the scoop on a new craze that’s probably blowing up your social media: magnetic face masks. Before we get into the specifics of magnetic face masks, let’s make sure we’re on the same page about face masks in general.

What Are Face Masks?

Face masks come in all shapes and sizes: clay masks, sheet masks, gelatin face masks, and all sorts of DIY masks you can make at home.

You lay, spread, or pour the mask on your face and let it sit for several minutes, allowing the beneficial nutrients and rich hydration to seep deep into your skin.

woman wearing a clay mask as opposed to a magnetic face mask

Afterward, you’ll find yourself with smoother, more hydrated skin as the mask refines your pores, draws impurities away from your skin, and gives your skin a moisture boost.

That being said, not all masks are the same and they each serve a different purpose. So what’s the deal with magnetic face masks, and do they actually work? Let’s take a look.

What Is A Magnetic Face Mask?

Magnetic face masks are just like any other mask except for two things: they contain iron and the mask is removed with a magnet. Yes, like the magnets you have on your fridge.

These up-and-coming face masks claim to pull impurities out, give your skin an energized look, and reduce signs of aging.

By the way, if reducing signs of aging is what you’re after, you’ll love what SiO Beauty patches can do for your skin. You’ll also love how easy they are to use!

Simply place the hydrating patches on your skin before going to bed and take them off when you wake up. That’s it! The patches do the rest.

A special climate called an occlusion is created between the silicone patch and your skin. This plumps, smooths, and hydrates by drawing moisture from the lower layers of your skin into the outer layers.

While just one use will reduce the visibility of pesky wrinkles and leave your skin more hydrated, SiO patches also work progressively over time. The more consistently you use them the more of a difference you’ll notice in your skin!

woman wearing SiO Beauty patches after using a magnetic face mask

But back to magnetic face masks. They claim to do a lot of great things for your skin and — we’ve got to admit — they’re just fun to use.

But before you drop a hundred bucks or more on this face mask, keep reading for all the information you need to know.

The Science

A magnetic face mask is full of antioxidants, vitamins, and healthy oils just like a traditional face mask. But as we mentioned, what makes the magnetic mask stand out is that it also contains tiny iron particles and you remove it by running a small magnet just above the surface of your skin.

You might be scratching your head and wondering why metal and magnets are good for your skin. The idea is that the magnetic removal of this iron-filled face mask creates a small microcurrent that improves your skin’s ability to heal itself.

In fact, using magnets is nothing new within the healthcare field. According to Doctors Henry, Concannon, and Yee, “The earliest reported use of magnetic therapy to aid wound healing dates to the 1600s, when electrically charged gold leaf was applied to smallpox lesions in an attempt to prevent scarring.”

While scientists nowadays aren’t positive about the effect of magnets on skin healing, there is evidence to support the use of magnetic fields to heal bones.

What does all that have to do with you, magnetic face masks, and youthful-looking skin? If magnets have that same healing effect on our skin, it could be that something like a magnetic mask helps skin heal itself and minimize signs of aging.

The Price

Now that we’ve got that science lesson out of the way, let’s talk about the price tag of these attention-grabbing masks. The biggest downside of the magnetic face mask is that you’ll pay a pretty penny.

While you can get a lower-end magnetic face mask kit for around $25 or $50, to get the big guns, you could pay up to $250. Use a mask a couple of times a month and that’s a steep price for at-home skin care.

Looking for a less expensive way to get a smooth, gorgeous face without leaving your house? The really great news about SiO Beauty patches is that they can be reused up to 10 times!

Now that’s what we’d call smart, economical skin care.

How To Use A Magnetic Face Mask

If you decide to take the plunge into the world of magnetic face masks, you’ll need to know how to apply and remove it.

First things first, start with a clean slate. Make sure your face is freshly clean and completely dry. Then, spread the grayish-black mask onto your face using your fingers or the tiny spatula that may come in your mask kit.

woman applying a magnetic face mask to her face

Just like any other mask, you’ll let it sit on your face for a few minutes. Check the instructions on your particular mask, but usually, this step is around 5 or 10 minutes for a magnetic face mask.

When it comes time to magnetically whisk the mask off of your face, there’s one thing that’s important to remember — don’t wash it off!

Wrap the magnet in a layer or two of tissue to make cleanup easy. Then hold the magnet just above your skin and watch it pull the mask right off of your face. Voila!

After you’ve removed the mask, you’ll probably feel a film on your skin. This is normal. The magnetic face mask leaves behind a layer of antioxidants and healthy oils, and you shouldn’t wash them off!

So back to the initial question that everyone wants to be answered: do magnetic face masks actually work?

As any mask, it will help with infusing nutrients into your skin and leaving you with a brighter, smoother complexion. Magnetic face masks are also safe to use for just about any skin type, and you’ll have some fun while you do it.

But is there really any magic in the magnets? The jury is still out.

woman applying a mask to her face with a brush

Whether or not you try a magnetic face mask, your quest for more youthful skin doesn’t have to end with that! There are tons of other (and more economical) ways to achieve the smooth, hydrated skin that you crave.

And if you do choose to go with a magnetic face mask every once in a while, remember to continue the other parts of your normal skin care routine each day, including wearing SiO patches.

Start by ordering your own set of SiO Beauty patches today and soon you’ll be well on your way to glowing, younger-looking skin!