The Struggle Is Real: Watch the Painful Removal of a Simple Face Mask

It’s become totally normal in today’s world to video yourself applying skin care products, doing your makeup and even styling your hair for just about everyone to see. And if you’re Cachet Raynor from Glen Burnie, MD, you just saved a lot of women the painful experience of a simple do-it-yourself at-home mask thanks to her recent tweets that she posted on social media.

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Raynor thought she was doing something good for her skin when she treated it to Pilaten Black Mask, a peel-off mask. But little did she know that she was in for a lot more than she signed up for. When Raynor tried to remove the mask, she screamed and cursed (a lot). Turns out peeling the mask off wasn’t as easy as 1-2-3 because it got stuck on her skin and basically wouldn’t come off.

On multiple sites, users of the Asian mask say to only use it as a spot treatment on the chin or nose and not to apply it anywhere else on the face (think we know why!) because the mask starts to resemble wax and is virtually impossible to get off. While Raynor was able to finally remove it—and she does say it makes her skin look and feel clear and soft—tugging and pulling at the skin can actually cause more harm than good. You never want to use anything on your skin (or elsewhere on your body) that’s so aggressive that it can literally pull off layers of skin and lead to burns, cuts or scars that can become infected or pigment the skin.

As they say, no pain, no gain. But there’s no need to go through that type of pain to get any type of skin gain.

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