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You may have come across a charcoal mask in the beauty aisle—and you’ve possibly even wondered what, if any, skin care benefits this type of face mask could have. It turns out there are quite a few, actually! If you’re curious about charcoal masks and what they can do for your skin, you’ve come to the right place. Here, learn about three reasons why you should use a charcoal mask, plus find out how to add one to your skin care routine.
Impurities like dirt, oil, and pollution can build up on the surface of your skin, leaving your complexion looking dull. A charcoal mask can help draw out this buildup for skin that looks clean and feels as though it can breathe better.
Over time, harsh environmental factors like pollution and debris can damage skin, leaving your complexion looking dull and tired. Oftentimes, a facial cleanser isn’t enough to solve this problem. A charcoal mask can help reduce the appearance of dull skin and increase luminosity.
Last but not least, another skin care benefit of charcoal masks is that they can help promote the appearance of smoother skin. Ready to try a charcoal mask yourself? We’ve got one for you, coming right up.
Now that you know all about the skin care benefits of charcoal masks, it’s time to put one to good use! The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox and Brighten Face Mask is formulated with three types of clay and charcoal. Immediately after use, skin looks brighter with a glow, dirt, dust, and pollution are perfectly removed from skin, skin tone looks more even, and skin looks smoother. Use after use, skin is clean and skin feels as though it can breathe better.
Follow our step-by-step instructions for using our charcoal mask below. We promise, it’s easy!
Step 1: Cleanse your complexion. Before applying our charcoal mask, use a facial cleanser, like the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Cleanser, which is formulated to transform from clay to mousse. Add water to turn this cleanser into mousse, gently massage it onto your skin, then rinse off thoroughly with lukewarm water.
Step 2: Apply the face mask. After rinsing off your facial cleanser thoroughly, apply an even layer of charcoal mask to clean, dry skin.
Step 3: Wait. Leave the charcoal mask on for 10-15 minutes. Use this time to sit back and relax!
Step 4: Rinse off thoroughly. Once the 15 minutes is up, rinse the charcoal mask off thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat dry.
Step 5: Follow up with moisturizer. Apply a lightweight moisturizer after removing your charcoal mask. For continuous hydration, try using the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal to Dry Skin, L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal to Oily Skin, or L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Extra Dry Skin.
Step 6: Repeat. Use our charcoal mask three times a week for best results. Your skin certainly deserves to be pampered often!
Charcoal masks are only one type of face mask—there are plenty of others out there, too! In fact, you can even multi-mask—meaning you can apply different face masks to different areas of your face at the same time. Take multi-masking for a spin with our charcoal mask as well as the other clay masks in our range: L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Purify & Mattify Face Mask, L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliate & Refining Face Mask, L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Clarify & Smooth Face Mask, and L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Clear & Comfort Face Mask.
For more face mask fun, head on over to our article, 5 Times You Should Go Ahead and Put on a Face Mask, next.