Can Charcoal Give You Clear Skin?

March 20, 2015
Can Charcoal Give You Clear Skin?

Has the secret to clear, flawless skin been in charcoal all along? It has been applauded for its antibacterial properties (who knew), and is also amazing at absorbing oil from stubborn pores and clearing acne.

Now, don’t get ahead of yourself and leap for the nearest charcoal pit – there are specialised products which gently yet effectively clean your skin without damaging it.

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The scrub

The name scrub might seem a little scary, especially for those with sensitive or acne-prone skin, but we promise it’s not that bad! The formula is super light-weight and is packed with spearmint and rosemary fragrance for a fresh scent first thing in the morning.

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Origins Clear Improvement Mask, $34

The cleanser

Featuring concentrated charcoal, this is the ultimate daily facial mask for oily to combination skin. The formula won’t leave your skin feeling too dry, but should be followed up with a hydrating cream afterwards to lock in moisture.

Can Charcoal Give You Clear Skin?

Bioré Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser, $10.99

The detox mask

Treat your skin to a quenching detox mask, which is the perfect way to unwind after a busy working week. Just think about all the makeup that’s been on your face! Apply onto damp skin, then simply sit back and relax. It should slowly feel like it’s warming up, then all you need to do is remove it gently with lukewarm water and a flannel.

Can Charcoal Give You Clear Skin?

Sanctuary Spa Deep Cleanse Facial 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask, $19.99

The mud mask

Although we have previously raved about GLAMGLOW before, there is nothing quite like their Supermud clearing mask. Even though it’s quite difficult to get (usually sold out online), it contains concentrated amounts of activated charcoal which helps to absorb impurities and leave skin feeling soft and clean.

Can Charcoal Give You Clear Skin?

GLAMGLOW Supermud Clearing Treatment, $75

Have you tried any of these charcoal skin care products? What are your recommendations?

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