You’ve undoubtedly heard of the miracle substance called activated charcoal, right? Perhaps you’re not quite sure what all the fuss is about or why you need to jump on the bandwagon, so we’ll enlighten you on what it is, what it’s not, and why it’s what you need for your beauty arsenal.
Not only is it a teeth whitener, a bacterial fighter, an acne clearer and a headache reliever, it’s also an amazing skin cleanser. The charcoal mask is one of the latest and greatest trends in beauty, and when you learn a little more about it, you’ll see that even though it might sting a bit to use, it’s well worth the pain.
It’s a Pore Cleanser
Our pores are chock-full-of bacteria and gunk that do a tremendous amount of harm for a skin health and complexion. The charcoal mask serves as a cleanser, specifically for our pores. After it’s been applied, it digs deep and clings to clogged pore ducts, and upon removal it rips out impurities, dirt and oil. If you’re having trouble controlling skin oil and acne, the charcoal mask might be a huge help for you. Origins Active Charcoal Mask is formulated with white China clay, bamboo charcoal, and lecithin.
For Blackheads Only
While some activated charcoal masks are great for routine cleanses and all around use, they do create some specifically for blackheads – those pesky zits that show up as black speckles on the face. This mask, called Biore Self Heating One Minute Mask, will purify your pores in just one minute in a way that’s well over twice as effective as similar non-charcoal products. Use it pro-actively two to three times a week and you’ll find your skin looking clearer and feeling softer.
Don’t Forget to Moisturize and Balance
If you’re looking to remove toxins and to replenish moisture in a healthy way, you might find a wash-off charcoal treatment as effective as a classic charcoal mask. The Boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding Intensive Wash-off Treatment is a white and black charcoal combo that will remove that nasty bacteria and those toxins while replenishing, moisturizing and balancing the complexion.
Does It Really Hurt?
Have you seen the YouTube videos of people ripping these masks off? If you haven’t, do a quick search and decide for yourself whether or not that pain is worth the gain. Because of how much the charcoal clings to the skin (and everything underneath), that pain is very real. Say goodbye to tiny hairs on the face, the outermost layer of skin, and all toxins underneath when you use the activated charcoal mask, and be prepared for a bit of skin irritation (as to be expected with such a serious product). Don’t be frightened, though, dermatologists are praising the product for its safety while they warn people of the pain.
Curious? Give the charcoal mask a go to see for yourself!
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