1. Activated Charcoal is the star ingredient
Activated charcoal differs from the regular charcoal, as the former is purposed solely for medicinal and beauty use. When applied to the skin, active charcoal chemically binds other substances to its incredibly large surface and absorbs thousands of times its weight. This is why charcoal masks remove out stubborn blackheads, toxins, oil and other skin impurities.
2. Are charcoal peel-off masks painful?
On social media, you might have noticed an influx of videos and blogs saying that peeling charcoal mask is painful. Well, it’s true! When you remove the mask, it not only pulls out the dirt and oil lying on the outermost skin layer but also pulls out small hairs that would cause pain like waxing the face.
But don’t forget there are no gains without pain. You may want to think about the end results to distract your mind from pain.
3. Are charcoal peel-off masks safe?
Activated charcoal alone is good for every skin type. But store-bought masks contain other ingredients and chemicals that may cause allergy and irritation on certain skin types. So don’t forget to check the ingredients before putting the mask on your face.
Always follow the peeling off with a gentle face wash and apply a non-comedogenic moisturizer to protect and moisturize the skin.
4. How do these masks benefit your skin?
Activated charcoal is an all-natural ingredient packed with anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties making it a great skin care substance.
Throughout the day, toxins and dirt from the world clog our skin pores. Clogged pores means poor complexion, acne and blackheads. Activated charcoal masks pull off all skin impurities, thus unclogging the pores and leaving your skin with a fresh feel.
Applying charcoal masks twice a week helps maintain an oil-free, smooth skin by stripping the excess oil off the skin. You can use it as a spot treatment by applying only on the areas where acne, blackheads or whiteheads pop out. Its antimicrobial properties help prevent various skin infections.
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