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Black charcoal masks have been appearing all over people’s faces and the internet for a while now. At first, it may seem odd to apply thick, black charcoal to your skin, but it actually has a series of benefits for the complexion. Discover the power of a charcoal mask alongside some of our top picks here.
A charcoal mask is a face mask made with activated charcoal. Working as a natural detoxifying ingredient, it absorbs toxins from the skin by making them stick to it. This cleans the pores without adding chemicals to your skin, making it great for any skin type, even oily and sensitive. When you remove the mask, all of the impurities are removed with it, leaving your skin clean and clear.
Using a charcoal mask has a whole variety of benefits, meaning that they’ll offer something worthwhile for everyone. By deep cleaning the skin, it makes pores appear smaller and overall helps your complexion to be healthier. It also gently exfoliates due to its gritty texture and removes unwanted oils without over-drying, helping to balance the complexion. Another benefit of activated charcoal is that it helps to soothe and speed up the healing of bites, cuts and skin irritations.
The BarberPro Face Putty Black Peel-Off Mask with Activated Charcoal is a pack of 3 masks designed to purify the complexion. These rejuvenating face masks offer a deep, thorough cleanse for oily and acne-prone skin types. Containing activated charcoal, it re-balances oily zones and detoxifies the skin by drawing out impurities. Working in just 10 minutes, it peels away to loosen and eliminate blackheads, revealing visibly clear, bright and healthy skin.
The Sukin Oil Balancing + Charcoal Anti-Pollution Facial Masque is a gently refreshing mask which is free from harmful substances. Using bamboo charcoal, willow herb, rooibos tea, white tea, bilberry and quince, it buffs away dirt and removes toxins for a clear, fresh appearance. This astringent mask promotes cell renewal, prevents breakouts, absorbs excess sebum, eliminates unwanted shine and visibly reduces the look of enlarged pores. Great for oily to combination skin, its deep pore cleansing action leaves a smooth, healthy texture and glow.
The YesTo Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Paper Mask is an innovative, refreshing and purifying mask for dull, oily skin. Containing charcoal, and tomato, this anti-oxidant rich formula is gentle yet effective to unclog pores and balance the skin. Preventing excess sebum production for a refined complexion, it leaves you with a deeply cleansed, tingly fresh feeling. This mask is also cruelty free and free from petroleum, SLS and parabens.
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