Face masks are taking over the beauty aisle and activated charcoal masks specifically are also popping up all over our social media feeds. With so many options to choose from, including peel-off and clay formulas, it’s hard to not be curious about the charcoal mask craze. But there’s more to this type of face mask than just Instagram skin care selfies. The benefits of charcoal make these masks worth the praise they get in the beauty world. If you’ve never indulged in the popular product, keep reading for our top reasons you might want to add a charcoal mask to your skin care routine this season.
The Benefits Of Using A Charcoal Mask
The uses of charcoal masks go beyond their Instagramable traits. When used correctly they can be a vital product to help keep your complexion clear and bright. Here are three reasons to consider using one right now:
Helps Cleanse Your Pores
Impurities such as dirt and oil can build up on the surface of your skin daily, leaving your complexion looking dull. A charcoal mask can help draw out these impurities while also exfoliating your skin and unclogging and minimizing the appearance of your pores.
Helps Brighten The Skin
Over time, harsh environmental factors like pollution and debris can damage the skin, leaving your complexion looking dull and tired. A charcoal mask can help reduce the appearance of dull skin and increase luminosity, especially in the cold winter months.
The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox and Brighten Face Mask are formulated with three types of clay and charcoal. Immediately after use, skin looks brighter and glowing, skin tone looks more even, and skin appears smoother. The creamy clay formula offers a luxurious dose of self-care while improving the overall appearance of your complexion.
Helps Beat Breakouts
A charcoal mask can help absorb excess oils and build-up from your skin, giving it the extra boost required for combatting an unwanted breakout. It will leave the skin feeling clean, healthy, and smoother.
How To Use A Charcoal Mask
Incorporating a charcoal clay mask into your daily skin care routine is an easy way to give your skin some much-needed love. Here, simple steps on how to make the most of our charcoal clay mask.
Step 1: Cleanse First
Step 2: Apply The Face Mask
After rinsing off your facial cleanser, apply an even layer of the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox and Brighten Face Mask to clean dry skin. Make sure to avoid your eyes and mouth, those spots don't need the same charcoal masking treatment. Leave the charcoal mask on for 10 to 15 minutes. Then rinse it off with lukewarm water and pat dry.
Step 3: Follow Up With Moisturizer
Apply a lightweight facial moisturizer after removing your charcoal mask. For continuous hydration, try the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care - Normal/Dry Skin.
Written by: Lauren Paige Richeson, Photo Credit: Sarah Duvivier
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