Obsessed With This Intense Charcoal Face Mask, But Why Charcoal?
Charcoal-based peel seriously clings to the skin—and ripping it off hurts like crazy. It's weirdly mesmerizing to watch people pull the masks off and reveal the blackheads, dead skin, and other gunk hiding in their pores.
“The mask 'sticks' to not just the blackheads, but also the skin and hair on the face,” says Melissa Piliang, MD, a dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic. “When the mask is removed, it pulls off the outermost layer of skin and associated oils which serve as a barrier to protect the skin from the environment. This, plus pulling out the small hairs would cause significant pain—just like waxing the face.”
There are a few ways to make the peel-off process less painful. Washing your face beforehand helps to pre-exfoliate the skin, and removing hair also makes the mask removal more manageable, says Debra Jaliman, MD, a dermatologist in New York City. Both Dr. Jaliman and Dr. Piliang suggested applying the mask to only your T-zone or areas that have blackheads. The oilier skin in the center of the face may have a bit more protection from irritation, says Dr. Piliang. Dr. Jaliman advises not putting it on your entire face, especially if you have combination skin, which could be even more irritated by it.
You can expect the masks to help unclog pores and absorb environmental pollutants, oil, and dirt from the skin. Charcoal is especially good for people with acne and blackheads as it can help reduce excess oil, says Dr. Jaliman.
If you’re looking for less-ouch with your blackhead removal, Dr. Piliang suggests chemical exfoliators like alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids, retinols, and benzoyl peroxide. They can all help loosen blackheads a little more gently.
If you need that peel-off fix though, this Bamboo Charcoal Peel Mask from Shal Radiance is worth a try.
- Item Type: Treatment & Mask
- Brand Name: LANBENA
- Gender: Female
- Use: Whole Face
- Formulation: Mud
- Type: Peel Mask
- Feature: Whitening,Acne Treatment,Oil-control
- NET WT: 50ml*1/ 6g*5
- Model Number: 106194
- Ingredient: Blackhead Mask
- Country/Region of Manufacture: China
- Certification: GZZZ
- Certificate Number: 201602141
- Item Name: Blackhead Remover Mask
- Type: Bamboo Charcoal Mask
- Feature1: Facial Cleansing
- Feature2: Peel-off
- Usage: Black Masks
- Function: Facial Cleaner
- Suitable for: Acne Skin Care
- Application: Blackhead Removal for Face Nose
- Occasion1: Remove Comedone
- Occasion2: Face Care
- Support: Dropshipping Wholesale
- Unit Type: piece
- Package Weight: 0.08kg (0.18lb.)
- Package Size: 15cm x 10cm x 5cm (5.91in x 3.94in x 1.97in)