On TikTok, a new trend is to make a face mask with the blood of the periods to have a beautiful skin. Indeed, the hashtag #periodbloodfacemask has more than 4 million views.
“I made a menstrual mask and my skin has never looked better”, said a user in a video posted on the platform. She is not the only one to praise the merits of this trick.
Even if the period is not dirty, is it beneficial to the skin and harmless to health? According to dermatologists, following this trend would be a bad idea.
In a video posted on the same social network, British dermatologist and surgeon Dr Karan Rajan reacted to this news. trends. “Applying period blood to your face is like trying to get more vitamin C by rubbing lemons on your skin.Period blood did not contain stem cells, as is commonly believed, only a fertilized egg or a fetus does.”
“Then, although the uterus is a relatively sterile environment, menstruation blood is not. It contains cellular debris, mucus, dead blood cells, bacteria and other microbes picked up during its passage. in the genital tract. The blood itself is an inflammatory compound, especially the white blood cells which are irritating to the skin and can cause rashes”, continues the practitioner.
In another video posted on the platform, dermatologist Joyce Park explains that “if you have sexually transmitted infections, you can also transmit them to the skin of your face using contaminated period blood.”
A trick strongly discouraged.