Whether it is liquid, ointment or mask, it is a barrier to skin and air contact, forming a high humidity environment in the skin, promoting skin absorption of water and ingredients.
the reason why we apply the mask skin will be better because the moisture and some ingredients in the mask can be absorbed by the cuticle of the skin. Cuticle moisture content increases, appearance can have certain improvement.
therefore, no matter how expensive the ingredients are, the maintenance is only limited to our cuticle. A good skin condition still depends on improving the self secretion function of the body’s dermis.
actually uses the adhesive effect of the mask. When removing the mask, some keratinocytes, dust and excessive secretion of sebum can be sticky with the mask.
so, relatively unfriendly skin components can also be absorbed by the skin, such as preservatives, flavors, alcohols and other irritating and even allergic ingredients to the skin. If applied too much or too long, it will only aggravate the skin damage.
facial mask is non / semi permeable. If the application frequency is too high or the time is too long, it may cause the skin keratinocytes to over absorb water, and then the cells will swell due to the increasing hydration.
is popular in terms of the application of too many mask, and the skin cells are “broken”. In medicine, it is called “hydration dermatitis”, which is undoubtedly a damage to the skin barrier.
the main manifestations of hydrated dermatitis are skin immersion, whitening and wrinkling. If you feel more wrinkles after finishing the mask, or the skin is uneven, not smooth, or even rubbing mud, then you should be careful.
in order to avoid the occurrence of “hydrated dermatitis”, the most effective way is to avoid the application time being too long, which is not difficult for us as long as we are conscious.
patch mask application time is usually 10-15 minutes. In fact, the difference between 10 minutes and 15 minutes is not very big. If the application time is too long, there is a risk of hydration dermatitis.
if the symptoms of “hydrated dermatitis” have appeared, and the skin is found to be discolored, wrinkled or even peeled after soaking, do not rub the skin with force, and do not cause skin burden by using topical drugs at will.
if you have a bad reaction after applying the mask, you need to be vigilant and differentiate. If there are obvious erythema, blister, papules, prickle, itching, and so on, it may be more than hydrated dermatitis.
but if the use frequency is too much and the application time is too long, it may lead to excessive hydration of the cuticle, weaken the skin barrier function, and increase the risk of irritant and allergic contact dermatitis. After pregnancy, do not let the wife do these five kinds of housework, the husband should be responsible for it, otherwise it is easy to hurt the fetus!