Guess what day it is?! No, not hump day! Well yeah, I guess it is that but it is also Womanly Wednesdays!
Sorry about the corny hump day joke, it’s still embedded into my head because at the bank I used to work at our boss would always announce that first thing in the morning.
Anyway, how about some talk about the power of charcoal? Who knew that something like this would be beneficial in skincare?
Products I will be talking about today are:
Daiso’s Charcoal Peel Off Mask and Freeman’s Charcoal & Black Sugar Polishing Mask.
Black on black without even meaning to do it. These just happen to be two products that I like to use once a week for a sort of at home facial.
The peel off mask can be used all over the face but I’m too chicken to actually try that yet so I’ve been using it mostly as a pore strip.
Looks cool right? Basically, take the product and slather it on your skin until it looks like so. If you don’t use enough, the product could end up being too thin to actually peel anything off.
The sensation almost feels like mint. It’s cooling and tingling but not in an irritating way so that’s a plus for me and my sensitive skin! It doesn’t have a bad smell either. I don’t think it’s supposed to smell like anything but it does have a light scent of some sort. It’s hard to describe.
Leave the black goop on your face until it feels dry (about 10-15 minutes) and then peel it off in an upward motion. There are instructions on the back in English in case you forget or need more help on how to use.
Voila! Now my nose looks like a baby’s bum. Smooth and soft. Plus, this mask is fun to use when you think about it. Peeling a black layer of dried goop off of your face? Fun for everyone!
Everyone probably knows how to use a scrub since it’s self explanatory so I just took a pic of the product in my hands.
Bit of advice though, you can see in the pic that this scrub is very grainy. So be very light handed with this product if you have sensitive skin or just use another product altogether. However, it does work really well for oily skin because of the charcoal. So I use a small amount and rub it gently on my face.
There really is no need to ever go harsh with your rubbing motions anyway. What you’re trying to do is get the dead skin cells off your face, not rip your skin off.
This scrub feels kind of warm when it’s on your face. But it’s not bad, it just feels tingly and it doesn’t get too hot. You only leave this on your face for about 5 minutes anyway. Again, there are instructions on the back. Do these steps about once a week and then moisturize or do whatever you prefer for your own mini facial and you’re done!
It really is a good habit to pick up on since getting the dead skin cells off your face helps with any skincare routine. Remember, you can have the best beauty products out there but if you’re not exfoliating, your skin might not be absorbing the good nutrients!
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