A few weeks ago, I tried a peeling face mask for the first time. And made sure to take picture AND video footage of this monumental (and fear inducing) event (y’all are in for a TREAT). More on the fear inducing part below, to keep you hooked.
The face mask I tried was the Passion Peel Off by 7th Heaven, as shown in the picture below (top packet). The other packet in the picture below is 7th Heaven’s Cucumber Peel Off mask, which Lil’ Stephanie Lau used. This post will only comment on the Passion Peel.
I even followed the rigorous five step process at the back of the packet, but I somehow only managed to take a picture of steps 3 to 5. Step 1 was “Rinse face” and step 2 was “Apply mask”, based on my somewhat reliable memory and the photos and videos I have, documenting this journey. This post is a bit longer because of the intense and intricate documentation of the five-step process.
Step 1: Rinse face
Step 2: Apply mask (and hope your eyebrows don’t peel off)
Apparently you’re not suppose to put peeling masks on your eyebrows. I learned this right after putting the peeling mask on my eyebrows. And then panicked because I thought my eyebrows were going to peel off. I had an important interview the next day and the possibility of losing your already barely-existent eyebrows is much scarier, the day before an interview. But it’s really not ideal on any day. I was actually prepared to barter with the eyebrow gods, and plead “so can I have my eyebrows tomorrow for the interview, in exchange for going eyebrow-less for three consecutive post-interview days?”
Anyways, the lesson learned and divulged here: DO NOT APPLY FACE MASK ON EYEBROWS!
Stephanie did offer though to come over every morning and draw eyebrows on me until they grew back though so I could have had drawn-on eyebrows for a few weeks…or however long it takes for eyebrows to grow back.
*insert video here*
So I realised while writing this post, that I can’t actually upload any videos because I have the free version of WordPress (what kind of pissing tree is this?!) But here’s a summary of the video I was going to upload: I spread the face mask over my face in a thick-ish layer, the mask didn’t really smell like Passion Fruit, and I panicked about my eyebrows.
Step 3: Relax
It was hard to relax for an entire 25 minutes because my entire face felt tight (like it had been working out), and I was afraid my eyebrows would peel off. Nonetheless, I trudged through the unbearable 25 minutes and managed to take a few selfies while at it.
Here are some other comments and thoughts I had during this time:
- It feels cold, is this normal?
- My face feels like its solidifying
- Can I eat during this time?
Step 4: Peel
This felt really liberating.
Step 5: Relax
Phew eyebrows still on face.
That was probably a roller coaster of emotion for everyone, reading about this journey. And if it wasn’t, just be glad your eyebrows are still on your face and you didn’t have any reason to think otherwise.
My roommate Tori (you can find out more about her in the prior blog post), even conducted a post-peel interview.
Tori: How does it smell like?
Me: It smells like machinery, kinda chemically.
Tori: What emotions does it evoke?
Me: Fear and worry for my eyebrows.
Tori: How often do you see yourself doing this?
Me: Not very often.
Final thought: I’m not sure if it helped or not. I didn’t feel a lot of changes after this one mask. Apparently face masks are supposed to”help hydrate skin, remove excess oils and help improve the appearance of your pores. They’re also an excellent way to help pull out impurities.” – Google search of “purpose of a face mask”. Well, I’m sure at least one of those objectives was achieved with this face mask (but unsure about which one). The face mask felt strange. Kind of cool, but strange. Not sure if I would do this again. But you know what they say (or at least what
Miley Cyrus Justin Bieber says: Never say Never.
Yeah…I thought the song was actually written and sang by Miley Cyrus but a quick Google search sure proved me wrong.
Till next post, friends! Thanks for reading today!