The Benefits of Charcoal in Beauty Products
Recent years have popularised the use of charcoal in health and beauty products. Charcoal is now found in everything from teeth whitening products to supplements to face wash. A big game-changer amongst the charcoal-focused products are charcoal face masks.
From beauty and health to edible varieties - part of the allure of charcoal activated products is the luxurious black colour. Beyond the aesthetic, there are genuine benefits to using charcoal face masks.
Protects your face
A great benefit of charcoal clay masks is the ability to protect the skin from external environmental factors that could be harmful (or at the very least, dulling) to your skin.
This is particularly important for those living in metropolitan areas which can be full of air pollution. When working alongside the kaolin clay found in many clay masks, the charcoal can remove metal and other airborne particles from the surface of the face.
Acne has a reputation for being a teenage nightmare. Still, the truth is that it will stick around well into adulthood. Acne is brought on by clumps of dead skin cells, oils and bacteria trapped under the pores in the skin. If left untouched, the bacteria can trigger pimples on the face, followed by swelling and irritation.
Charcoal face masks help to lift off the bacteria from beneath the pores and cleanse your face. The fewer bacteria residue left behind, the more controlled your skin will be and less prone to breakouts.
Soothes the skin
Daily actions can irritate the skin, whether intentional or not. From bug bites and razor cuts to rashes and scrapes. When applied correctly and as part of a routine, charcoal clay masks will remove impurities and soothe the skin. The charcoal mask brings down any swelling and reduce itchiness.
How to apply your charcoal face mask
- Remove any makeup and wash your face gently with warm water. The warm water opens the pores and allows the nutrients to penetrate.
- Evenly apply the clay mask on your face. Focus on the forehead, chin, cheeks, nose and all the curved areas.
- Allow the mask to dry on your skin for 10 minutes.
- Rinse with warm water.
- Pat your face dry with a face towel and apply a face moisturiser.
Charcoal masks are a safe and relaxing way to maintain beautiful skin. Due to the naturally occurring sources from which charcoal is found, there is virtually no harm in using a charcoal product. Try out our De Luxe Charcoal Clay Mask and see the beautiful benefits of charcoal on your skin.