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Activated Charcoal Face Mask Benefits

Did you know that using Activated Charcoal Masks can completely transform your skincare routine? We delve deep into why charcoal is a key ingredient in fighting acne and removing impurities.

We’ve been obsessed with activated charcoal masks for quite some time, and for good reason! Not only does activated charcoal house countless of health and medicinal benefits, it’s also one of the most effective skincare ingredients for extracting and absorbing oil, dirt, makeup residue, and other impurities from your skin.

Yep, activated charcoal like that found on in our Activated Charcoal Clay Mask, is amazing at keeping your complexion well-balanced and can be used by all skin types.

And if that’s not enough, activated charcoal can also help smooth rough patches of skin, including toning and balancing the T-Zone (forehead, nose, chin).

Read on to uncover the benefits of using activated charcoal, including how to add it to your everyday skincare routine.

What is Activated Charcoal?

Activated charcoal that’s specially formulated for beauty is porous and absorbent, allowing it to more easily bind to molecules, ions, or atoms. To make activated charcoal, substances like coal and coconut shells are heated to extremely high temperatures to develop the desired porous consistency needed to absorb chemicals and other impurities.

How Do Charcoal Clay Masks Work?

Because of its porous nature, activated charcoal is the ideal ingredient for absorbing impurities like dirt, bacteria, and other toxins that may be lingering on your skin. Basically, applying activated charcoal to your face is like holding a huge magnet over your skin to collect all of the residual gunk that can sit on our complexion.

In addition, activated charcoal also serves as a gentle exfoliant to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores.  However, activated charcoal on its own isn’t always enough, which is why our Activated Charcoal Clay Mask blends clay (kaolin) and activated charcoal together to form the ultimate skin cleansing mask.

While activated charcoal is effective at absorbing impurities, the clay helps to control oil production, which is critical in promoting healthy, well-balanced skin.


Activated Charcoal Benefits

From detoxifying to unclogging your pores, activated charcoal has numerous skincare benefits with the ability to fight acne while simultaneously creating smoother, more vibrant skin being our top favorite.

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably experienced how hard it is to remove rough patches and uneven skin tone. Fortunately, Vanity Planet’s activated charcoal mask for blackheads and acne is designed to improve these skin woes.

Read on if you’re experiencing acne breakouts or clogged pores due to hormonal changes, stress, pollutants, and excess sebum—or just want to learn how activated charcoal’s many benefits can help you.

Activated Charcoal Helps Fight Acne

For many of us, preventing acne breakouts is the main reason why we spend so much time creating and perfecting our skincare routines. Indeed, if it wasn’t for acne breakouts, blackheads, and other skin related blemishes, we might have never even started using skin cleansing products at all!

However, the reality is that most of us will experience acne breakouts or clogged pores at one point or another due to hormonal changes, stress, pollutants in the air, excess sebum production, and so on and so forth.

Fortunately, activated charcoal is one of the best ingredients for fighting acne and other skin blemishes. With its powerful absorption and detoxifying properties, activated charcoal is the perfect ingredient for drawing out excess oil, dirt, and other impurities from your skin.

Promotes Smoother Looking Skin

Smooth skin that’s well-balanced is the goal of every skincare routine and activated charcoal can certainly help even out your skin. Not only does activated charcoal help remove dirt and other impurities from your face, it helps reduce the size of your pores as well.

As pores become clogged with dirt and oil, their size tends to increase, which is why it’s so important to keep your face as clean as possible. However, properly cleaning your pores on a regular will help shrink pores and keep them regulated. Beauty Tip: It’s important to moisturize after using facial cleansing products like our activated clay charcoal mask, as this will help keep your skin from drying out. As we discussed in our article covering the 4 skin types, complexion that is overly dry can be prone to developing rough patches, cracking, and premature aging—so be sure to examine your face after using the charcoal clay mask to see if there are any areas that have become overly dry.

Another benefit of the exfoliating properties of our activated charcoal clay mask is that it makes it super easy—and relaxing—to remove impurities like dead skin cells and pore-clogging dirt. Removing your clay mask also promotes elastin production and blood circulation—both of which are critical to the formation of new and healthy skin cells!

Activated Charcoal Promotes Even Skin Tone 

Activated charcoal clay masks can also help deliver a luminous, bright complexion. Removing nasty impurities and dead skin cells help give your skin a natural glow. Using a clay mask is ideal for individuals who are struggling to reduce redness in their T-Zone (i.e., eyebrows, nose, chin), which is typically the result of skin that’s overproducing sebum, leading to clogged pores and the formation of blackheads.

With the help of activated charcoal, this redness and irritation can be significantly reduced, or in some cases, even eliminated entirely!

Activated Charcoal Balances Oily Skin

For individuals struggling with oily skin, activated charcoal may be the secret ingredient missing from their routine. Because of it’s highly absorbent properties, activated charcoal can remove excess oil, leaving it fresh for up to 12 hours. Beauty Tip: For some individuals with the combination or normal skin type, using activated charcoal too often can dry out your skin so don’t use it every day. We recommend using activated charcoal only a couple of times a week as part of your skincare routine.

How to Use Activated Charcoal Clay Masks

Vanity Planet’s activated charcoal clay mask is super easy to use, and it only takes about 15 to 30 minutes to see results.

Before applying our activated charcoal mask, wash your face with our Main Squeeze daily facial cleanser, as you’ll want to make sure that your face is as clean as possible before you apply the mask. 

Once your face is clean and dry, apply a generous and even layer of our activated charcoal clay mask to your face and neck. Once applied, allow the mask to dry for at least 15 to 30 minutes. Once completely dry, rinse and remove the mask with warm water.

For extra exfoliation, our charcoal clay mask can be used in conjunction with our ever-popular spin brushes for complete detoxification!

Vanity Planet’s Activated Charcoal Clay Mask combines the very best in charcoal powder and oil balancing clay to create one of the best charcoal masks on the market. What’s more, our activated clay charcoal mask is also 100% vegan and cruelty-free .


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