Most of us are probably familiar with the quintessential image of a woman with a green paste on her face and cucumber slices over her eyes. But the latest face mask trend goes much farther than simply mixing a blend of all-natural ingredients to apply to your skin. Now, treatments that pair a magnetic skin care cream with an actual magnet that you drag across your masked face are quickly becoming popular. This begs the questions: what is magnet therapy, anyway, and does it really do your skin any good?
How Does It Work?
The idea behind magnet therapy isn’t a new one. In fact, rumor has it that Cleopatra may have harnessed the power of magnets to promote glowing skin some 2,000 years ago. But now that magnet therapy seems to be making a comeback, the techniques certainly have improved.
First, a creamy mask with powdered iron which is activated by magnetic particles, is applied topically to the skin. The product remains on the skin for approximately 10 minutes. Then, instead of washing the product off with water, you use a magnet to lift the mask up off of your skin. In the process, a small electromagnetic interaction is created, which supposedly helps to lift away tiny particles of pollutants that may be trapped in your skin.
The mask itself contains antioxidants and a blend of peptides that may help to provide an additional boost to your skin’s appearance by brightening skin tone and stimulating collagen production.
Do You Need to Add Magnets to Your Skin Care Routine?
While the concept of using magnets to pull away dirt and pollution from your skin may have the potential to be a beneficial skin care strategy, there’s currently not much research to support its effectiveness. The real power, however, may lie within the ingredients that are applied topically to the skin as part of the mask’s formulation. Antioxidants and peptides have long been shown to aid in skin repair and damage prevention .
Until scientific research confirms the usefulness of passing magnets over the skin to enhance the effects of topical products, you may be better off choosing proven skin care ingredients to add to your daily routine.
For a comprehensive approach to your anti-aging skin care routine, AminoGenesis Therapeutic Facial Repair cream offers a unique blend of 17 plant-based amino acids and Preventhelia™, a patented new peptide that helps protect your skin from both oxidative and carbon free radical damage. Additionally, this formula can improve the appearance of lines, wrinkles, discoloration, and uneven skin tones, while also softening and brightening your overall complexion.
Similarly, AminoGenesis Marula Premium Facial Oil contains an innovative blend of ingredients with strong antioxidant properties to help protect against environmental stressors, such as pollution. It also reduces lines and wrinkles to rejuvenate the appearance of your skin for a more youthful-looking, radiant glow.
The Bottom Line
Whether or not magnetic skin care will hold a place in anti-aging strategies of the future remains to be seen, although the concept behind it certainly is promising. Keep in mind, though, that you don’t need to purchase the latest and greatest trends in skin care to stay ahead of the game when it comes to anti-aging.
Following a regular routine that utilizes ingredients proven to be effective, can work wonders on your skin’s health, and you don’t need to line your bathroom shelves with a million products. Keep a few tried-and-true skin care products, like the AminoGenesis collection of amino-acid-based formulas, on hand for an anti-aging solution that’s been proven to yield beautiful, smooth results.
 ISRN Dermatology