Kiss Goodbye To Clogged Pores With These Products


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If you want to detoxify your skin quickly and get flawless photoshopped skin, you need to try these charcoal products.

We all love a detox. But gobbling up green smoothies and laying off junk food isn’t enough to get back on track after an unhealthy week. We’ve written about how you can eat more and still manage your weight but you need to make sure your skin is getting what it needs, too.

This new skincare superhero has been used for decades to purify polluted waters and cure poison overdoses. It works by attaching to the toxins in the stomach and absorbing them before they can do some serious damage. It benefits skin in pretty much the same way: it purifies it by absorbing excess oil, grime, and other impurities, so they won’t clog your pores and cause breakouts, or worse.

Best for a pampering treat …


Of course, you’ve already heard of GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment. It’s one of those cult products that needs no introduction. It’s formulated with oil-absorbing activated charcoal and exfoliating AHA and BHAs acids that get rid of all kind of blemishes, leaving skin clean and flawless. Everyone should own a pot! Read why pampering yourself is so beneficial to you here.

Best for when you’re out and about…

If I’m out and about, and my t-zone starts producing more oil than it should, I reach for oil-blotting papers. At the moment, I’m loving Sephora Collection Bamboo Charcoal Blotting Papers. Bamboo has anti-bacterial properties while charcoal banishes extra shiny quickly without ruining my makeup. They help prevent breakouts too.

Best for protection against environmental damage…


When I need something stronger (I live in London, so my skin is constantly bombarded by all kinds of pollutants), I turn to Origins Active Charcoal Mask. Enriched with active charcoal (obviously!), kaolin, and bentonite, it’s a skin detox in a tube. Super-absorbing, it soaks up dirt, oil, and toxins, leaving my skin thoroughly cleansed and purified. Check out these food swaps for better skin too!

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  • Breanne Alder

    That Origins charcoal mask is my life! Love it so much

  • Audra Nicole Koch

    I love the Origins mask! I use it once a week (New York air is pretty nasty too!) and it’s helped my skin so much! But be sure to follow up with a rich moisturizer, it’s tough stuff!

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