I washed my face prior with Neutrogena face wash, my daily face wash. I then applied the product to my whole face. The product recommended to wash off after 15 minutes. I made it 6 minutes before I couldn’t take it any longer!
I washed my face to find I had what looked like a sunburn. Extremely hot and red. I washed my face again with face wash to make sure I got all of the mask in case of an allergic reaction. My husband told me it looked like I was in that scene from the movie Face Off. If you have seen it then you know what I mean.
After 2 hours the heat started to fade and my color started to return to normal. I, of course, googled to see if this is common and I found that it was. The ingredients in the mask activates new skin growth by bringing blood to that area. This is the cause for the redness and rise in temperatures.
My face is super smooth but I will have to check on acne changes over the next few days. I can not see how the benefits could outweigh the possibility of permanent skin damage. I could NOT recommend this to anyone or at least not before any big event. To do this up to three times a week, as the tube claims, would be horrible.