Beauty Trend: Charcoal Masks

Blemishes, acne scarring, pimple bumps and clogged pores – they can all pretty much ruin our day when they appear on our faces. They do terrible things to confidence and we think we can all agree, facial blemishes are not a welcome surprise. The solution to all these worries? A charcoal mask.

While make-up is often enlisted to cover these nasties, this only conceals larger skin issues at hand and can actually worsen the chances of the skin healing. When it comes to clogged pores, make-up and the choice of an incorrect moisturiser can often be the cause of these irritating bumps to form and take up valuable real estate on your forehead or chin.

Pimples can be attributed to hormone imbalance, age and what you are consuming on the daily. Acne scars can generally be broken down with skin brightening treatments and Vitamin C extract but still need that little extra help to fully subside from our skin.

This is where the charcoal mask comes into play. Applied onto the skin and cracked off hard with the help of a scrub and cleanse, charcoal masks noticeably improve both the texture and appearance of skin and assist in drying pimples, unclogging pores and lessening scarring. The effects can be seen as soon as the mask has been removed and after a month or two, you’ll definitely notice clear and supple skin again.

Here are some of our faves.

Origins Clear Improvement Mask


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Clinique Pore Refining Mask


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Apot.Care Detox Mask


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Dermalogica Charcoal Mask


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Boscia Black Mask


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