The Charcoal Craze and How it Can Improve Your Complexion

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Charcoal skin care has taken over the world. Whether you’ve seen it on social media, news outlets or even just through a friend; chances are you’ve heard of it. But do you know what it does exactly? Well, fear not, we’re diving head first into the latest skincare craze to sweep the nation. 

How Does a Charcoal Face Mask Work?

We won’t bore you with scientific stuff, but in short, the toxins in your skin stick to the activated charcoal, making it an excellent detoxifier.

Alongside this, it doesn’t add a bunch of nasty chemicals to your face either, meaning your silky smooth skin won’t have its newly cleansed pores filled with anything unnatural.

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What Can Charcoal Do for Your Skin?

It Purifies Your Pores

Pores are an everyday struggle. In modern times it’s impossible to avoid chemicals that clog up your skin and your pores in the process. Activated charcoal binds to your pores and basically yanks out anything that may be congesting them.

Own That Oily Skin

Oily skin is annoying. Just a little bit of too much moisturizer and suddenly you’re back where you started, or not enough and it ends up being dry. Applying some activated charcoal will help alleviate your oily skin problems by literally pulling the excess oil away from your face.

Alleviate That Acne

Acne is a constant, unyielding pain in the behind, and chances are if you’re an acne sufferer you’ve tried anything and everything to try and get rid.

Well, if you’re wondering what you can do next, why not try out some activated charcoal? The slightly gritty texture can help exfoliate your skin; while the oil and pore removing features can help sort out the rest. If you’re reluctant to use it as an all over treatment, try applying to individual areas as it can be just as effective.

Deep Cleanse Your Skin

Finally, activated charcoal can be used simply as the refreshing cleanse that your skin needs and deserves.

We expose our faces to so many chemicals on a daily basis that we owe it to ourselves to do a deep clean every now and again, and what a better way than with an all-natural product?

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And that’s exactly why you should jump on board this latest phenomenon! All natural, chemical free and easy to get your hands on.

What more could you want?

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  • Shannon Patterson

    I'm a HUGE fan of charcoal! I learned even more about it from this post, though. It's also awesome that you pointed out that men can use it too. Everyone with skin could benefit from it. Thanks for the good read!

    May 15, 2017 at 2:57 pm Reply
  • Jenn Goggin

    Thanks for the info. I am going to have to try this with my pre-teen. She has bad acne and we have tried all the meds from the doctors with little to no relief.

    May 15, 2017 at 2:57 pm Reply
  • Masshole Mommy

    I have been seriously thinking about trying a charcoal mask. I hear GREAT things about how well they work.

    May 15, 2017 at 2:57 pm Reply
  • Elizabeth O.

    I am definitely loving this trend. I think it's awesome and it keeps my skin hydrated and soft. It feels so smooth after your remove the mask!

    May 16, 2017 at 4:22 pm Reply
  • bel

    Charcoal is seriously so good. It's just an amazing product. I need to try it this mask for myself.

    May 16, 2017 at 4:22 pm Reply
  • Claudia Krusch

    I have been wanting to try one of these masks. I have a few friends that have tried it and loved it.

    May 16, 2017 at 4:22 pm Reply
  • Jenni Petrey

    This is a great product. I don't use charcoal but I do use a natural product that is derived from volcanic mud, works a treat.

    May 16, 2017 at 4:22 pm Reply
  • Hannah Marie

    I honestly tried this trend without reading any review. I am so curious and fascinated. I think all you said is true, the result is amazing!

    May 16, 2017 at 4:22 pm Reply
  • criss_riyu

    I never herd of this. Now I feel like I should stay more on Instagram :)) I have to try this, looks so fun, you can make a batman like mask on four face 🙂 or just a simple super hero.

    May 16, 2017 at 4:22 pm Reply
  • Wonder Ling

    I've just picked up some Charcoal toothpaste also, it has amazing properties! Great post!

    May 16, 2017 at 4:22 pm Reply
  • Kandace Reyes

    I had no idea that charcoal was good for oily skin. My skin is oil, plus I live in Texas, so the struggle is real! I see people in my feed putting on charcoal masks and raving about how wonderful they are. I guess it’s time for me to jump on the bandwagon.

    May 16, 2017 at 4:22 pm Reply
  • Sincerely Ophelia

    I’m a big fan of using charcoal. I think it's soooo innovative. They def do your skin loads of favor!

    XOXO //
    SINCERELY OPHELIA | NYC Petite Fashion Blogger

    May 16, 2017 at 4:22 pm Reply
  • Tiara Wilson

    I’ve been hearing about the charcoal masks a lot. My husband has been wanting to try one to remove his black heads.

    May 16, 2017 at 4:22 pm Reply
  • AiringMyLaundry

    I do want to try this out soon! I keep hearing about charcoal and my face would always use the help.

    May 16, 2017 at 4:22 pm Reply
  • The Headcase Christian

    My daughter is really into this right now so I've passed along your article. I love anything that's natural for the skin.

    May 16, 2017 at 4:22 pm Reply
  • Ana de jesus

    Oh my friend swears by charcoal masks and I was always afraid to try them because of my combination skin. I am so glad that they are actually good for oily skin x

    May 16, 2017 at 4:22 pm Reply
  • Jessica Taylor

    I have been so nervous about trying these charcoal masks, but I guess i'll give it a shot! I mean, I'm willing to try anything to fix my damn complexion lol

    May 16, 2017 at 4:22 pm Reply
  • 1stclassrvadvenrures

    I love using charcoal masks on my skin! Coming from a background in skin I can highly recommend doing this to keep up with your complexion ❤️

    May 18, 2017 at 1:57 am Reply
  • Hey Sharonoox

    Love the trend of charcoal masks everyone is talking about. I really like it and it does help cleanse the impurities from the pores.

    May 18, 2017 at 1:57 am Reply
  • Rebecca Swenor

    This is a great post on the charcoal craze. These are awesome reasons it can improve your complexion. I didn't know that the charcoal pulls out all the bad stuff in your pores. I guess I was ignorant in know the facts about charcoal for our skin. Thanks for sharing the information.

    May 18, 2017 at 1:57 am Reply
  • Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen

    I've tried Charcoal face mask and nose pore masks and I loved it. I'm using them regularly.

    May 19, 2017 at 8:10 pm Reply
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