You may have noticed a lot of charcoal-based products in stores over the last year or so. If you’re looking for the ultimate pore-cleansing, acne fighting natural treatment that can be used both in-clinic and at home, you can’t beat a good charcoal mask. Jodie King explains…
“Charcoal masks are the perfect at home treatment to calm agitated, oily, congested skin suffering from environmental pollution. Your skin will be calmer, less congested and have a beautiful glow and it’s great for fighting acne”.
Activated charcoal draws bacteria, poisons, chemicals, dirt and other micro-particles to the surface of skin, helping you achieve a flawless complexion. It’s not metabolised or absorbed by the body and is a natural healer that is often used to disinfect some wounds and even treat some poisonous bites. It’s also very effective for treating and managing acne.
Charcoal is proven to draw out 100 to 200 times its weight in impurities, making it one of the best natural ingredients for deep cleansing and purification.
In-clinic charcoal treatments
We use a super-effective alginate charcoal treatment in the Blyss clinic, which is blended with clay and leaves your skin unbelievably clean and soft. Alginate is an extract found in kelp that helps keep your skin firm and moisturised.
The naturally-formed mineral rich clay helps the mask transform into a thick rubber-like substance that moulds onto your skin, creating a vacuum between your skin and the mask itself for ultimate pore cleansing. The vitamins and minerals contained within these ingredients are then slowly absorbed deep into the skin, while cleansing pores to give great results.
Detoxify your pores at home
With all the pollution our skin is exposed to, it’s important to make sure that we remove the daily grime that can accelerate the visible signs of aging.
COSMEDIX Activated Charcoal Mask, available from the clinic, is an activated charcoal and kaolin clay-based mask helps draw out impurities from the pores, while diatomaceous earth effectively cleanses away pollutants for a visibly brighter, less agitated-looking complexion.
Detox is the perfect mask for those with sensitive skin and large congested pores. NB. Not recommended for use during the day. Best used at night before bed.
Call us to make an appointment for an amazing charcoal face mask!