The One Ingredient That Will Help Detox Your Oily Skin (Charcoal)

The One Ingredient That Will Help Detox Your Oily Skin (Charcoal)

There are many products on the market for oily skin and many promise to remove shine, cut through oil and make your skin look fresh and matte. We’re introducing you today to an ingredient that is used in skin care that promises to do all that and more. What is it? Charcoal. If you’re thinking of summer barbecue charcoal, that’s not what we’re talking about. We’re looking at charcoal, which can be found in cleansers, exfoliators and masks. If you need more information, read on. We’re giving you the lowdown on charcoal skin care and how it can help detoxify and cleanse your skin..

Why Charcoal?

Charcoal has multiple functions: it’s highly absorbent and can be used to detoxify topically. It’s highly absorbent and toxins attach to charcoal like a magnet. When applied to skin it can help attract and lift dirt, oil, sweat and makeup. It’s great to use particularly on oily skin. It’s effective at removing excess oil and can also fight common oily skin blemishes such as blackheads and pimples. That’s because it deeply cleans your pores and removes dead skin cells, sebum and oil which can potentially clog your skin.

How To Use Charcoal In Your Skin Care Routine

Intrigued by using charcoal? It’s easy to incorporate into your skin care routine. There are many products on the market formulated with this ingredient and you can find it in cleansers, exfoliator and masks.

1. A Cleanser With Charcoal

Garnier SkinActive’s Clean+ Shine Control Cleansing Gel is a good cleanser for oily and combination skin. Use this product twice a day to remove oil, dirt and sebum. The gel will thoroughly cleanse your pores and prevent or alleviate skin blemishes such as blackheads.

2. Exfoliate With Charcoal

Your skin likely needs to be exfoliated once week if not more. Formulas with charcoal can help remove oil and also attract dirt particles from the surface of skin. A great option is Garnier SkinActive’s Clean+ Blackhead Eliminating Scrub formulated with charcoal and salicylic acid. It deeply cleans your pores and leaves your skin feeling fresh and soft.

3. Mask With Charcoal

Try a refreshing, oil-regulating and energizing charcoal-infused mask such as Garnier SkinActive’s Pore Purifying 2-in-1 Cleanser/Mask which has a creamy clay-based formula. Apply on damp skin and let it rest on your skin briefly. Then rinse it off; your skin will feel clean, hydrated and refreshed.

4. Moisturize

Garnier SkinActive’s Clearly Brighter Brightening and Smoothing Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 is lightweight and protects your skin from sun damage as well as damage from free radicals. Formulated with Vitamin C and E and pine bark essence, which can help brighten and smooth the appearance of your skin. Use this product on a daily basis in combination with your charcoal formulated cleansing products to restore hydration and make your skin look soft and supple.