Skincare experts warn against TikTok's dangerous trend of using blood PERIOD as a DIY beauty mask

Skincare experts warn against TikTok’s dangerous trend of using blood PERIOD as a DIY beauty mask

Skincare experts warn of TikTok’s dangerous trend of using blood PERIOD as a DIY beauty mask — they say it spreads bacteria and even STDs to the face

  • The beauty trend ‘Menstrual Mask’ or ‘Period Mask’ recently went viral on TikTok
  • Videos tagged with #PeriodFacemask have 6.4 billion views on the platform
  • Skin care experts warn against this trend, saying it may cause infection

Experts warn of a new and dangerous trend for TikTok seeing social media users apply menstrual blood to their faces as a skincare mask.

The idea of ​​”Menstrual Masking” or “Period Mask” went viral on the social media platform, with the hashtag #periodfacemask reaching 6.4 billion views on TikTok.

TikTokers claims that your period blood contains all the stem cells and all the nutrients your body and body need.

Some users on TikTok claim that they collect their period blood in a menstrual cup and then wipe it on their skin to get the supposed benefits, like leaving clear and glowing skin.

However, skincare expert Elizabeth Rimmer of London Professional Aesthetics told FEMAIL those who apply menstrual blood are at risk of “inflammation and infection.”

Experts are warning of a new and dangerous trend in TikTok seeing social media users apply menstrual blood to their faces as a skincare mask.

While some have argued for years about the benefits of smearing menstrual blood on the face, it is only recently that the trend has blossomed on TikTok.

A number of beauty influencers have taken to promoting this unusual habit on their social media platforms.

One TikToker He said, “Using menstrual blood is the new wave of masks, it’s a great alternative because you know all those very expensive things they sell at Sephora.”

She explained how she would recommend DIY masks while showing her followers how to put on the mask, and store it in a bottle with a pipette.

TikToker Paige Morgan revealed that she uses a period face mask several times a week when she applies blood generously to her cheeks.

TikToker Paige Morgan revealed that she uses a period face mask several times a week when she applies blood generously to her cheeks.

Meanwhile another TikToker He said, “The benefits I have received from this mask are very good.”

I explained how to use the mask, by applying it three to five times a week.

She explained how she dropped five plump pipettes on her face and used her fingers to rub them, as part of her regular skincare routine.

“I really recommend this method for DIY mask use,” she said.

Elizabeth told FEMAIL that people shouldn’t try the trend of hiding their period.

She recommended that “people err on the side of scientifically proven treatments” when it comes to skincare.

She said: “There is a lot of talk about the use of menstrual masks in breaking taboos and negativity about menstruation in society.

That’s what I relate to so much – I’ve been whispering to menstruation for a very long time.

“In this age of menopause debate, making health products free for schoolchildren, and educating men to better understand women’s physiology—periods should be at the top of the conversation list.”

However, the trend of using menstrual blood on the face isn’t a proven skin treatment, and Elizabeth said it could cause harm.

She explained, “Aside from actually making a menstrual mask work, one of the main considerations for a DIY mask using menstrual blood is the risk of infection and inflammation.”

‘My advice – stay away from that and focus more on proven skin treatments and breaking taboos and secrets of menstruation,’ Elizabeth said.

This look was also picked up by Joyce Park, MD, a board-certified dermatologist, founder of the Skin Refinery and creator of Tea with MD.

Dr. Park posted her video on the social platform where she explained: “Menstrual blood is a mixture of epithelial skin cells shed from the endometrium, white blood cells and red blood cells.”

According to dermatologists, using menstrual blood on your face is not safe for a number of reasons.

The blood can be easily contaminated with microbes, [such as] Dr. Park explained: Bacteria or fungi, which can spread to your skin.

If you have an STD, you can also spread this to the skin of your face using contaminated menstrual blood.

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