Apr 03 , 2018
They’re one of the worst nightmares our face can ever have. Just look at the many gory photos and videos of people infested with humongous blackheads on social media.
Getting rid of blackheads when your pores are already too wide can be a daunting task. The struggle is real, I should say. What’s really annoying is when you prick them now but after staying out for just a couple of hours, you’ll end up coming home with all the dirt clogged in your pores again. And what a waste of time will it be to be pricking your nose and cheeks twice a day.
Skin care treatments today, although we are in what we believe is the golden age of beauty methods and products, are not as effective as it seem. A lot of items are being launched with inviting ads, which create a frenzy among beauty-conscious people like me. We pay much to try them, only to find out they don’t really work.
A fraud! Many skin care and beauty products are just good in the ads. This makes us question the intent of some cosmetic brands. In fact, we don’t already know how we can tell real skin care remedy from a mere gimmick.
This was my dilemma when peel off masks were introduced in the beauty world. The ad where a close up video shows the peeling action gives us a feeling of satisfaction, and this is actually what convinced me to go with this facial trend.
If you think the dilemma here ends on whether to try the peel off mask or not, then you’re wrong. After deciding to add peel off masks in your routine, you will have to choose on which among the gold, the clay, the collagen, green tea, pearl, aloe, vitamin c, charcoal, and snail among, probably, hundreds more of types of masks will work well on you.
Since black masks are everywhere on Youtube, and since one can clearly see how the blackheads go with the peel off mask, I decided to go with a purifying charcoal mask.
Purifying charcoal masks give the promise of instant results. It lifts off a layer of dead skin and dirt in every session, which will give you a reward of fresh, tingling skin. Putting on natural ingredients on the face truly sounds appealing so I looked for a brand that has pure charcoal in it. I was a bit skeptical about this but I tried Krasr Black Mask for my first peel off mask.
To clarify, I have been using sheet masks before. But they are mostly to add essence and nutrients to the skin which results to more hydrated, fresher, and softer skin. On the other hand, purifying charcoal mask functions differently. As its name suggests, works to purify the face by peeling off impurities and blackheads to prevent acne and pimple formation.
There are a lot of speculations regarding the efficacy and safety of charcoal peel off masks. Many dermatologists and beauty experts then claimed that purifying charcoal masks can do more harm to the skin than give benefits. They heavily point out on how the skin is ripped off and the hair follicles are damaged because of the peeling action.
We are naturally stubborn though, and we still take the risk to try and find out for ourselves if these tittle tattles are real or not. So I did with Krasr and here are what I didn’t expect:
Charcoal Peel Off Mask Draws Out Impurity Buildup
Well this is the only obvious benefit of using a purifying charcoal mask. Impurities like dirt, oil, and pollution, which we are exposed to everyday, can build up on the surface of the skin. Some even stay seated deep in the pores. This leaves our complexion looking dull. Charcoal face masks are actually as effective as blackhead remover machines like Krasr’s Comedo Suction tool, which I also own, in drawing out this buildup, making the skin look cleaner and feel as though it can breathe better.
Charcoal Brightens the Appearance of the Skin
Pollution and debris are everywhere. These environmental factors are good at damaging the skin, which makes our complexion look dull and tired. Using a facial cleanser is the first thing to come to our mind to remove these impurities, but oftentimes, it isn’t enough to solve the problem, most especially when dirt started to go down deep to the bottom of the pores. Using a purifying charcoal mask can resolve this and help reduce the appearance of dull skin and even increase its luminosity.
Peel Off Face Mask Promotes Smoother Skin
Although there’s a bit stingy sensation when you peel off the mask, the skin becomes smoother at the end. With all the dirt, making the lumps on your face gone, the skin becomes cleaner, softer and smoother. These are the instant results you will find from using peel off masks.
It Banishes Dead Skin
Microdermabrasion isn’t the only way you can remove all the dead skin lying on your face. Charcoal masks when peeled off act a bit as an exfoliation treatment. Peel off masks stick onto the top layer of dead skin and dirt in clogged pores. When you peel off the mask after it dries, it lifts off these particles, giving you radiant skin instantly!
Fixing Skin Issues With Antioxidants
Antioxidants are probably the ultimate life saver. They are your best chance against free radicals that cause acne, dark spots, pigmentation, and uneven complexion.
Peel off masks usually use vitamin, plant or fruit extract to give your skin a boost of antioxidants. What I loved about Krasr Black Mask is that it comes with added nutrients and vitamins that can cleansweep skin damage present in my skin and help shield it from future damage too.
Express Anti-Aging Treatment
As the pores are freed of impurities, it becomes smaller in size and the face will look firmer. These re the post-peel off effects you’d surely love. Looking years younger as your skin appears brighter and more taut are the results we want from the beauty treatments we do. When we achieve this, we know for sure that the product we are using is effective and the charcoal peel off face mask can be just that.
Get Rid Of That Ugly Shine
Purifying charcoal masks don’t only rid impurities but also excessive oil. They absorb the excess oil from your skin, giving you a natural matte and clarified complexion.
So while peel off masks are being criticized and tagged ineffective and harmful, there are indeed numerous benefits to using one. Here are some tips you can follow so you won’t have any trouble trying them out and to make sure you’ll get the effects you like.
- Clean your face with water. Steaming is a great idea so it’ll be easy for the mask to absorb the impurities on your skin.
- Apply a thick layer of the purifying charcoal mask evenly across your face, especially at the corners. Let it dry completely.
- Be gentle in peeling the mask off your face.
- Avoid applying the charcoal mask on the eyebrows.
- Also avoid the eye and mouth area.
- Do not rub your skin if you can’t get the pack off. Wash it out instead.
Peel off masks are wonderfully refreshing, both for my skin and my cynicism of the beauty industry. After using it three times a week for a month, I loved how my skin felt softer and lighter, free from dirts and blackheads. I was quick to add it to my regular skin care routine.
If you’re looking for a hassle-free beauty solution that works, the purifying charcoal peel off mask is definitely worth the try.