When it comes to skincare ingredients, activated charcoal can create a rather dramatic effect when using a charcoal-based face mask. The use of the ingredient creates a mask that is jet black, and with this striking look comes an even more striking effect on your skin.
Charcoal is an ingredient that has numerous benefits for your skin, but don’t confuse it with the type of coal that you’d get in your Christmas stocking if you were badly behaved! The charcoal used in skincare is activated charcoal. It is made from the same sort of charcoal you’ll find in your barbeque grill, but it is turned to a fine powder after being exposed to intense heat. The heat creates spaces within the charcoal, allowing it become much more absorbent so that contaminants can be trapped within it. Now that you know how it’s made, let’s take a look at its benefits.
Charcoal skincare products are known to easily trap toxins, drawing out any bacteria and clearing your skin. This makes it a fantastic type of product to use if you suffer from acne or facial blemishes. Face masks infused with activated charcoal are a brilliant way to make a start on clearing your skin, and Que Bella has some great options. The Professional Intense Detoxifying Black Peel Off mask uses the charcoal to detoxify and deep cleanse your skin by removing impurities and blockages from your pores. There is also the Que Bella Deep Cleansing Bamboo Charcoal Sheet Mask, which combines charcoal with bamboo, aloe vera and sodium hyaluronate to cleanse, sooth and unblock pores. No matter which face mask you choose, the activated charcoal-based face mask is a great way to help revitalize tired and blemished skin!