Lately I have read about charcoal face masks. They seem to be popping up everywhere! Since my face mask had finished I jumped on the charcoal bandwagon and bought some. Now there are loads of different brands offering face masks, it just depends on your budget, in saying that please don’t go and grab some from the bag you use for your bbq/braai. The charcoal that get’s put into beauty products is activated charcoal.
What is activated charcoal I hear you ask? Well, it’s charcoal that has been heated then powdered. By heating the charcoal it increases it’s absorbtive power. Which makes it perfect for drawing out all the toxins and impurities in your skin.
We have been recently renovating our bedroom which means lots of sanding (which equals a lot of dust) and painting. I could feel my skin become gritty and it didn’t feel great. I knew it must be absorbing a whole lot of nasties. So today I went out and bought the Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask from The Body Shop.
This mask has been inspired by Ayurvedic traditions, the tingling mud mask contains powerful bamboo charcoal from the Himalayan foothills, active exfoliating green tea leaves from Japan, which is rich in antioxidants and Community trade tea tree oil from Kenya, known to help keep skin clearer looking.
I am really looking forward to giving my skin a good detox after using this! If you have used this mask I would love to hear your experience.