I’m guessing you have seen the videos and advertisements for charcoal masks. It’s everywhere. My first thought when I started noticing the products; was why in the world would I put charcoal on my face. But I started noticing the masks more and more and then my favorite skincare company released their charcoal line and I thought let’s see what all the hullabaloo is about.
Activated Charcoal can aid your body in the detoxifying process; helping it remove toxins, chemicals and plain old dirt from our skin. Clogged skin can lead to dark circles, acne, dullness and sallowness. And no one wants those adjectives to describe their faces! I certainly don’t. Okay, so now putting charcoal on my face doesn’t sound so bad.
Despite some pretty crazy social media videos; charcoal masks do not need to tighten or be ripped off to provide the benefits. The mask from Lemongrass Spa is very gentle and rinses away with water. You might have redness after as the clay and charcoal bring blood to the surface. That reaction is very normal and should go away quickly. If you have sensitive skin it does help to test a small area before applying to your whole face. Some people with sensitive skin find it helpful to use our prebiotic mist following the mask.
Why use a Charcoal Facial Polish?
I wasn’t sure why I would want to use a charcoal facial polish if I was already using a mask. However, the combination of the activated charcoal and gentle exfoliator is like a double detox for your skin. The polish gently removes dead skin cells and allows the activated charcoal to reach fresh skin underneath. It helps to let the polish sit for a minute or two before rinsing to allow the activated charcoal to be absorbed and work its voodoo magic. This is a great way to get the detox benefits of the charcoal quickly during the week. It won’t provide the full benefits of a charcoal mask, but it’s a great compliment to it.
Tips for using activated charcoal facial products
- Rinse with cold water to close pores.
- Follow with your favorite moisturizer afterwards to rehydrate skin. I love Lemongrass Spa’s Face Creme with Botanicals.
- Can’t find time. I usually use the polish in the shower for easy and fast cleanup, and then put on a mask while I’m folding laundry.
- Have a zit? Use a dab of the mask overnight to help reduce visibility.
- Some people may break out after using charcoal products because the toxins have been pulled out.
- It’s not just for adults; teen have found it super helpful for acne.
Grab your Activated Charcoal Trio here and save $5. If you saw my bathroom cabinet you would see how obsessed I am with the natural skincare from Lemongrass Spa. And well anything from Lemongrass Spa. I might have pretty much the whole catalog. Shhh. Don’t tell. Some things are, best kept between friends. However, if you try something and don’t like it you have 60 days to exchange it for another item. Pretty amazing policy right?