Warning: Period Face Mask Can trigger acne and skin infections

Last Updated on January 11, 2023 by Dr Bucho

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Period Face Mask: Applying menstrual blood on the face can trigger acne and skin infections. Period blood facial is being confused with vampire facial, says an Aesthetic Surgeon.

Period Face Mask: On TikTok, a strange skincare fad is becoming popular. On social media, videos with the hashtags “periodfacemask” and “menstruationmasking” have recently been more popular. Menstrual blood is used by TikTokers to make a homemade face mask. Can you truly attain clear, radiant skin by putting menstrual blood to it? Here is What Dermalogist and Plastic Surgeon Has To Say

According To the report from Thehealthsite Dr. Shraddha Deshpande, Consultant – Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeon says “This is a very disturbing trend. Menstrual blood contains dead cells shed from the endothelial lining of the uterus, it contains vaginal secretions, which may harbour bacteria. Such secretions when directly applied on face can in fact trigger acne and skin infections,”

It is not effective at all. Vampire facial is an entirely different entity and is being confused with period blood facial,” she adds.

Let’s Understand What Is Vampire facial Actually?

Blood separates into three distinct layers when it is spun in a centrifuge: red blood cells are at the bottom, platelets and blood cells are in the centre, and plasma is on top. The middle, commonly referred to as the “serum Portion,” is where PRP is formed from.

How is Vampire Facial Done?

“Celebrities enjoy it and it is a common operation carried out by renowned cosmetologists around. In this treatment, A sterile approach is opted to extract 20–30 ml of the patient’s blood. After centrifuging the blood, platelet-rich plasma is extracted. The cutaneous tissue is then treated with this serum using either microneedling or small injections. This improves wrinkles and fine lines, lessens age spots and pigmentation, and gives your face a healthy glow.”

What Are the Benefits of Vampire Facial?

according to Allure, The vampire facial is best for people who have severe levels of sun damage, or early wrinkles, or who want a fresher, more even-toned complexion.

Do period face masks work?

Dermatologists, on the other hand, say these claims are false. “This is not a good idea for your skin for a variety of reasons,” Joyce Park, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist and founder of the teledermatology clinic Skin Refinery, tells Shape.

Can period blood get rid of acne?

There is currently no scientific proof that it improves your skin in any way, much less clears up breakouts of acne and prevents them from recurring.

How long do you leave period blood on your face?

 Studies suggest that period blood could contain stem cells, though this is still debated. It is, however, rich in nutrients such as zinc, copper, and magnesium, but There is currently no scientific proof that it improves your skin in any way, much less clears up breakouts of acne and prevents them from recurring.

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