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Are there any disadvantages to applying a facial mask every alternate day? (Read Details).

Asked by Ayesha (6213points) January 2nd, 2012

Facial masks are told to be applied once or twice in a week. I came across a home made mask online which is completely natural. My skin doesn’t do too well in winters. If I apply the mask every alternate day, which makes four times a week, are there disatvantages to it? As opposed to applying it twice a week.

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Brian1946's avatar

Doesn’t the mask that you found have directions that include a suggested application frequency?

Ayesha's avatar

@Brian1946 No, just the ingredients for mixing. No other details.

marinelife's avatar

It is likely to dry your skin out.

Brian1946's avatar

What’s the primary purpose of using the mask? Cleansing, moisturizing, nutrifying, a combination of the previous three, or something else?

Ayesha's avatar

@Brian1946 The mask cleanses and moisturizes.

Brian1946's avatar


Is your skin usually oily, dry, or medium in winter?

Neizvestnaya's avatar

A mask is going to temporarily change the ordinary function and response of your oil glands which ok once a month or so but as often as you’re doing could confuse your body and even risk overworking the stretching and contractions of your pores.

Ayesha's avatar

@Brian1946 I have combination skin. Gets dry in the winters.

Adagio's avatar

I suggest you experiment, I certainly would, everyone’s skin responds so differently.

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