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”, says Jodie King. 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.

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.

Source: Skin Clinic Blyss