Summer may be the season of warm-weather shenanigans, but as far as our complexions are concerned, it also means sunscreen, sand, sweat, and oil that make their way into our pores. Our skincare game gets extra serious this time of year, and charcoal is the perfect detoxifying ingredient to rely on.
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Charcoal has been a beloved skincare ingredient for years because its benefits are endless: It can control oil, draw out gunk from pores, clarify your skin, and prevent premature aging.
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Charcoal-infused products — ranging from masks to cleansers to treatments —can work wonders on a range of skin types.
For oily skin, use charcoal masks a couple times per week to help keep sebum at bay. If you have dry skin, a charcoal-enhanced product can help balance out your complexion — just don't forget to seal it all in with moisturizer.
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Mint Skin The Darkside
($33): This Aussie face mask comes in single-use pre-miexed packages that you apply for just a few minutes.
Sephora Collection Nose Strip
($3): If you have an issue with blackheads on and around your nose, these affordable charcoal nose strips are for you. Pop them on and say bye bye to impurities with the lift of the strip.
Erborian Black Cleansing Oil
($29): If you love what charcoal masks do for your skin, this cleansing oil will take your routine to the next level.
Dr. Brandt Magnetight Age-Defier
($75): You've never seen a mask quite like this one. When you're ready to remove it, you actually use the triangle magnet to pull up the iron-based formula. Then, massage in the leftover product and you're set!
URBAPOTHECARY Charcoal Burdock Mask
($22): Not only does this mask use charcoal to fight acne, but it also relies on burdock root (which contains vitamins B and E) to boost circulation and detox the skin.
GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD Clearing Treatment
($69): How could we round up charcoal masks without mentioning the award-winning Glamglow? This mask lifts away dirt and oil, leaving you with a radiant complexion.
The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask
($28): There's nothing better than being able to clear up your skin and achieve a glowing complexion at the same time. Bamboo charcoal, green tea leaves, and organic tea tree oil work synergistically to give you the best skin ever.
Cocovit Coconut Charcoal Face Mask
($38): If excess oil is an issue for you, you'll adore this Ayurvedic mask that gently removes toxins and oil. Anti-inflammatory turmeric keeps everything calm and comfortable.
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