Is A Charcoal Face Mask Right For My Skin?

Is A Charcoal Face Mask Right For My Skin?

One of the biggest questions we get asked here at Bath Box is whether charcoal is good for your skin…

Have you asked this before?

Well, if not or you were thinking about asking it, I am going to reveal the answer to you right now, so keep reading!
As you are probably aware, one of our best sellers is our Activated Charcoal Clay Mask and you seem to be loving it, but we do get asked on a daily basis if it can be used on all skin types and I am sorry to say it, but that is a NO.

Although it is a favourite, it is certainly not for all skin types and here at Bath Box we are more than a ‘one mask fits all brand’.

Firstly, if you were wondering which face mask I am talking about and what activated charcoal is, I am going to tell you right now.
Activated charcoal is simply heated charcoal, as it helps to increase its absorption power.

It has been reported that activated charcoal can help draw little, tiny particles such as dirt, dust, chemicals, toxins and bacteria to the surface of the skin, helping to easily remove them.

As a result, clay with activated charcoal can help to absorb excess oil and clear clogged pores, hence our “Charcoal Clay Mask”.
Now that we have a better understanding of key ingredient activated charcoal, we can clearly see that this mask would not be suited for someone with dry or flaky skin.

On the other hand, I would highly recommend it to anyone who struggles with oily skin, as it can help to reduce excess oil production.

With that mind if you do have combination skin or areas that are more prone to being oily, I would highly recommend our “Detox Set”.

Why the Detox Set?

Because it comes with our Avocado Clay Mask. This clay mask helps to replenish and provide skin with moisture. When using any type of detoxing product, like the above Charcoal Clay Mask, which is drawing out impurities and oils from the skin, it is always good to add back and replenish skin, so it can renew itself.
With this set, you can also multi-mask. This works by applying the Charcoal Clay Mask to those regions that are oily or black head prone, for example: nose, T-zone and chin. As well as using the Avocado Clay Mask to target any areas that are normal or dry and need to be nourished.

Along with this method of masking, you can also prepare your skin for a full-face of our Charcoal Clay Mask by using the Avocado Clay Mask 3x during an entire week. During this week, you will be nourishing your skin, keeping it soft, moisturised, hydrated and ready for when you are about to use your Charcoal Clay Mask.
Once you feel your skin is ready to use the Charcoal Clay Mask, use it in combination with the Avocado Clay Mask. For example, if you use the Charcoal Clay Mask once a week, also use the Avocado Clay Mask 1-2 times a week or, however many times you feel it is benefiting your skin.

Please remember this varies person-to-person and what works for someone else’s skin may not necessarily work for you, so it is very important to listen to and understand your skin.

Here are some FAQs about our Activated Charcoal Mask:

Q: I have sensitive skin, will this charcoal mask be too harsh for my skin?

A: No, all of our masks are suitable for sensitive skin. Keep in mind this mask provides a ‘detox’ for oily and acne-prone skin. If your skin is dry, or a mix of oily and dry, our Aussie Pink Clay Mask might be a better fit.

Q: Will this mask help remove my pesky blackheads?

A: Yes! Our charcoal mask acts like a magnet to draw out blackheads and impurities from your skin. You will need to use this mask for at least three weeks for desired results.

Here are some FAQs about our Avocado Clay Mask:

Q: I am new to Bath Box and don’t know where to start. Will this mask be a good one to try first?

A: Our nourishing avocado mask is a great place to start for all skin types. Everyone’s skin needs a little maintenance or a “pick-me-up” from time to time. Your skin can really benefit from a weekly nourish and brighten that this mask provides!

Q: I have sensitive skin, will this avocado mask be too harsh for my skin?

A: No, all of our masks are packed full of natural ingredients, making them perfect for sensitive skin.

Q: I have sensitive skin, will this seaweed mask be too harsh for my skin?

A: No, our masks are packed full of natural ingredients suitable for all skin types, including those with sensitive skin.
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