By: Jennifer O’Connor, Medical Esthetician & MedSpa Owner
watch my youtube video comparing my professional mask to the Elf Magnetic Mask. Which is better?
What makes magnetic masks so fascinating is how they work—specifically, how they’re removed. They come with a magnetic tool that pulls the mask off the face, bringing dirt and free radicals with it.
These masks are said to help clear out the pores and they’re also usually made with other anti-aging ingredients, like peptides, vitamins, and minerals that are generally good for your skin. Even though you’re effectively lifting away most of these ingredients, you’ll still soak up some benefits, leaving your skin feeling clean and silky-soft.
Magnetic face masks combine traditional skin soothing ingredients along with an iron pigment. The mask is removed using a magnet which creates a low-level electromagnetic current, which has its own anti-aging benefit.
Electromagnetic currents have long been studied in connection with healing wounds, and are thought to promote the renewal of damaged skin. Magnetic therapy actually dates back thousands of years — it was even one of Cleopatra’s favorite anti-aging treatments.
In terms of efficacy, some studies have in fact shown that externally applied, low-power magnets might increase the rate of healing. And while some people believe that electromagnetic interactions can improve blood flow and circulation, scientists caution that such therapies are largely ineffective.
Should you Try it?
In general, magnetic masks are gentle and safe for people with most skin types, and because they’re specifically formulated to lift away dirt and free radicals, they may be beneficial for people who have acne, wrinkles, and irritated skin.
I think they are worth trying especially in the days of Covid and treatments may be limited. You don’t need to spend a lot of money on one! Check out the ingredients and if you are acne prone watch out for the ones containing too many oils.
Here are some I mentioned in my Youtube video and other popular masks both Magnetic and Not Magenetic. I do make a small commission off these links and appreciate your support.
Elf Magnetic Mask under $20: https://amzn.to/2RLdhxJ
Popular one under $20: https://amzn.to/2FSZpyW
Watermelon Glow mask: https://amzn.to/35Rok0J
Avocado Sleep Glow mask: https://amzn.to/3cgWfkF
Good for All skin/Acne and Antiaging
Image Ageless Mask: https://amzn.to/2G19qd6