Charcoal, That Super Skin Ingredient Everyone Is Talking About

Written by Chandni ShahSep 16, 2023
Charcoal, That Super Skin Ingredient Everyone Is Talking About

A charcoal mask is the latest buzz in the world of beauty. These masks are known for detoxifying your skin and giving it a smoother and brighter appearance. With the rise in pollution levels and other environmental aggressors, pore-clogging has become a major skin concern. The impurities clog your pores and which results in a dull complexion. And when applied topically, charcoal masks help in removing the dirt, from the pores and give your skin a thorough cleansing. These masks also control the oil secretion in your skin, making it perfect for skin prone to blackheads and acne. Below is a quick low down on why this mask is a must-have in your beauty regimeits benefits and how to use it...

 

1. Benefits of a charcoal mask

FAQs about charcoal mask benefits

Use of charcoal masks - the basics  

A charcoal mask is the latest buzz in the world of beauty. These masks are known for detoxifying your skin and giving it a smoother and brighter appearance. With the rise in pollution levels and other environmental aggressors, pore-clogging has become a major skin concern. The impurities clog your pores which results in a dull complexion. If you learn how to use charcoal masks properly, it can unclog your pores, tighten them and give your skin a thorough cleansing. These masks also control the oil secretion in your skin, making it perfect for skin prone to blackheads and acne.  

 

2. How does a charcoal mask really work?

FAQs about charcoal mask benefits

Benefits of charcoal masks for skincare  

Brightens the skin 

You have to bear the brunt of pollution, UV rays, dust, dead skin cells and your body’s natural oil secretion which end up accumulating on your face. This makes your face look dull. Charcoal masks come to your rescue as they can easily strip your face of all this grime, hydrate your skin and immediately brighten your face.  

Deep cleanses pores 

The very act of pulling the hardened mask off your face should clue you in - charcoal masks deep cleanse and purify your pores. Are you on the verge of pinching that one blackhead that’s annoying you for weeks? The mask reaches deep into your pores to clear any built-up dirt, oil or other common pollutants from it to give you glowing skin. This deep purification ensures that your pores stay healthy and tight so that blackheads don’t form in the first place.  

Scrubs off dead skin cells 

If the charcoal mask can root out stubborn blackheads, it can easily scrub off dead skin cells. If you figure out how to use charcoal masks the correct way, it can also double up as an exfoliator and even reduce your skincare routine time! The mask has a coarse texture that also pulls off dead skin cells and promotes blood circulation for healthy glowing skin.  

Mattifies oily skin 

The best part of a charcoal mask is that it works for all skin types. Dry skin? It hydrates and moisturises your face. Oily and blemish-prone skin? It gets rid of the excess oil on your face while also controlling the oil production. No more makeup melting off your face during the hot summers as a quick mask can easily mattify oily skin.  

Treats acne 

At times, acne leaves behind scars that are even more difficult to treat. But this hero ingredient will do the trick for you and get you the clear skin you dream of. Treating acne scars and blemishes just got easier, ladies! Charcoal face masks can rid your skin of acne-causing elements like excess sebum, clogged pores and dead skin buildup. If you know how to use charcoal peel-off masks correctly, it can also minimise the size of active pimples and dry them out while soothing inflammations and fading acne scars.  

 

3. DIY charcoal mask recipes

FAQs about charcoal mask benefits

How does a charcoal mask really work?  

Before we get to how to use charcoal-peel off masks, let’s take a look at how it actually works. Activated charcoal contains natural carbons like heated coal and coconut shells. It draws out bacteria, toxins, dirt and oil from the skin. If it’s a peel-off mask, it also works as an excellent exfoliator, ridding the skin of dead cells. The end result is skin that is clean and clear. When used as a powder, charcoal masks can reach deep in your pores and suck out impurities with them. They also come in the form of a sheet mask that you can place on your face.  

 

4. How to use charcoal mask

FAQs about charcoal mask benefits

Charcoal skincare products 

Face wash 

Apart from using a peel-off mask, there are also other types of charcoal skincare products like a face wash. The Ponds Pure Detox Anti-Pollution Purity Face Wash contains activated charcoal and is clinically proven to even your skin tone while balancing oily skin. Say goodbye to blemishes, acne, pollution as well as wrinkles as it deeply cleanses dull skin. Simply wash your face with it twice a day.  

 

5. FAQs about charcoal mask benefits

FAQs about charcoal mask benefits

Face mask 

Do you want to try a charcoal mask but worried about the pain? Opt for a pain-free experience with Ponds Pure Detox Mineral Clay Activated Charcoal Oil Free Glow Face Mask. It gives you all of the benefits of a peel-off mask minus the pain of ripping it off your face. It also contains manicouagan clay that absorbs impurities and excess oil while detoxing your skin. Just apply it to dry skin and leave it on for 10 minutes. Then rinse it off with water.  

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