Is it a trend or a blunder?
This thought has crossed all of our minds at some point in life.
If a trend does absolutely nothing then it’s understandable because every skin type is not receptive to new ingredients or treatments.
NOTE: This post is about discussing personal experiences and not about claiming or targeting a product/trend.
1. Sheet Masks- Often recommended for instant and long lasting hydration, sheets masks are more like a hydra facial packed in a sachet and offered at prices as low as 99 bucks.
I have always tried to use sheet masks at night on cleansed skin without any actives.
No matter what I did, whichever brand I chose or ingredients list was, I always woke up next morning to itchy, inflamed skin with red pimple like spots all over.
Alcohol allows to reduce the viscosity of the serum in sheet masks as well penetrate active ingredients better.
When combined with certain ingredients like EOs, salicylic acid, citrus extracts, AHAs it can cause irritation plus the thick slimy residue left behind mixed with sebum somehow gives skin an oily and plasticky feel.
2. 60 Second Rule- Massaging the face for 60 seconds with a cleanser before rinsing with water.
Lot of understanding and knowledge goes into even trying out this trend.
Type of cleanser, other products in regime, skin condition, pressure, type of water.
My skin felt extremely irritated even with a gentle cleanser.
10-15 seconds is too less so your best bet is 30-35 seconds and skin will be thoroughly clean and this is very important.
3. 7 Skin Method- This means applying an almost watery toner or essence for 7 times allowing few seconds between each layers to let product sink in.
I found my skin suffocating(not literally) from the layers that actually did not get absorbed(it never does) and gradually lead to skin coloured bumps and dull appearance.
Sweat and excess sebum when gets trapped for hours on a daily basis, they lead to comedones and often folliculitis.
👉🏻If your skin absorbs 2-3 layers well then it means the surface layer has good desquamation and that your skin is not that dehydrate.
What about your experiences?