I should have known better. I muttered to myself. But with my face starting to burn up by the second, I just needed to take the next step to stop it from getting worst. Wait… what exactly is going on? Let’s call this my face mask disaster post.
This experience happened about a month ago, something that could have been prevented but I totally let my guard down. You all know my love for beauty blogging, and one of the exciting perks that come along with it is the chance to try out new products from all over the world, either from a company, things you bought or gifted from a friend.
My good friend Luchessa in Germany kindly sent me goodies during my birthday, some of which I’ve yet to try!! I know! Well, the sweets were long gone but I have skincare stash to still go through. To cut the long story short, I finally decided to try out one of the face masks and was overly excited to test it that I forgot the golden rule when trying out face masks on my skin, or any new skincare products for that matter: do a patch test first, lady!
People with sensitive skin should take care when using masks. Test a small amount of the mask on the area behind your ear and watch for 24 hours to see if there’s a reaction. Always remove masks immediately if you feel tingling or burning. source: 1001 little beauty miracles
Too late. I had Salthouse Dead Sea face mask all over my face and everything felt fine and dandy. Or so I thought. The tingling and stinging sensation began but ‘meh’ that didn’t stop me since I thought it should be O.K. Wrong. A couple of minutes later I was already in panic mode because my skin felt like it’s burning up! So I quickly washed it off but I supposed, the damage was done, and here it is.
Doesn’t it look just like I went overboard sunbathing? LOL.
See more pics below — click on a thumbnail for full view.
I tried to calm myself down and think rationally and splashed cold water on my face! But that didn’t make a difference and I could see my face looking like it was swelling up! At this point, I was running, screaming and freaking out in my head. Ha ha. Now, I have been unlucky with this kind of face masks before even ones from organic brands but never this severe reaction.
And guess what? I had a light bulb moment (we all do!) and I grabbed the nearest solution I could think of! Another face mask! LOL. I know, right? Should have been the last thing to grab especially if I was going through a face mask disaster already! But there you go.
Click on thumbnails below to see my application of Caolion Cooling face mask to help with the redness and burning sensation and my face transformation!!
It must have been desperation that triggered me to combat a face mask disaster with another one. 😀 But I’m so glad I did, otherwise I would have ended up making a trip to the hospital or skipped my important appointment the next day! Thanks to Caolion Pore Minimizing ‘Cooling’ Face Mask for saving my burning face! I was soooo darn lucky to have one more sample left otherwise, I wouldn’t know what could have happened to my face that night.
So, burnt by a face mask, saved by one! Lesson learned.