Skincare masks- walnut,charcoal, avocado; myth or true remedies?
After the Kylie Jenner backlash for her Walnut mask claims, we thought to be of service to those of you who want reliable guidance on masks and skincare.
Don’t believe the hype
If it sounds abrasive and looks abrasive, avoid it. Exfoliations are best left to the professionals. Schedule an appointment with a local estheticianand give her/him your concerns. They are trained to properly care for your skin and in most cases, will provide a daily skincare routine for you to maintain a healthy glow.
Still want to try some hydrating masks at home? Think Hyalauronic Acid masks and avocado masks to start. Both rehydrate your skin and moisturize to leave you with refreshed ‘happy’ glows.
What about charcoal masks? Proceed with caution. Charcoal is not for all skin types. In some cases, it is recommended for people with thicker skin and/or those struggling with acne. We do not recommend using this unless you speak to a professional. Again, skincare routines are best left to estheticians who study this for a living. At times, we might want to kick off our own routine but over the counter products do often misrepresent.
Once upon a time, coffee scrubs were the rage to treat cellulite. The process was to combine the coffee grains with honey to soften the blend then mix it into afflicted areas. People were doing this with different results and some feedback mentioned the treatment was too abrasive. Exercise caution when trying DIY treatments. It’s always best to veer on the side of asking a professional.
If you feel you want to dabble in the skincare section without a professional, do your homework. We advise looking to trusted brands like Eminence Organic, Elemis or Estee Lauder. Skin, once damaged, requires a lot of repair time to return to normal. Be mindful about your choices.