Beware: this happens when you leave a facemask on for too long


It can have an adverse effect

Occasionally, your skin needs a boost. With the necessary creams, you can make your skin look less oily, dry and pimply. We all want smooth skin, but before you put on that facemask and turn on a good film, be careful not to let it sit for too long. A dermatologist explains why.

The exact “wear time” differs per mask.


Let’s start with the positive qualities of a facemask. Why would you need to apply a facemask if you already use day and/or night cream daily? Actually, it is very simple: a mask is formulated to stay on the skin longer and complement other beauty products. As a result, the ingredients evaporate less quickly and substances can penetrate the skin better. Additionally, many masks contain vitamins that can give your skin an extra boost. These are plenty of reasons to pamper your skin every week with a nourishing mask.

Curious about what happens to your skin when you leave a mask on your face for too long?


We don’t want clogged pores. The more our pores get clogged the more pimples will appear on our faces. Do you use a moisturizing facemask? Be careful not to let it sit for too long. The moisturizing ingredients in the mask could clog your pores. Don’t leave the mask on beyond the maximum time on the package. If you do, try not to deviate from the recommended time by more than a few minutes.


Do you suffer from oily skin? There is a good chance that you use a clay mask to absorb some of the excess moisture. Be careful with this. Since the purifying parts in these masks cause dehydration if used longer than recommended, be sure to adhere to the time on the package. Again, deviating from the recommended time could cause your skin to look dry and flakey, the opposite of what you were hoping to achieve.

Not too often

Applying facemasks too often is also not a good idea. Masks are intensive remedies, meaning they’re not intended for everyday use. Pamper your skin a few times a week and use the mask as recommended and voilà! Your skin will thank you.