Breakouts and acne can be a real problem, especially those nasty little blackheads. However, there’s no need to fear the bathroom mirror in the morning; Garnier has a number of fantastic products (including a charcoal based blackhead face mask miracle treatment) that will clear your skin in no time. But, before revealing the wonders of Garnier’s blackhead face masks and exfoliators, let’s take a look at what blackheads are:

What are Blackheads?
Blackheads arise when the sebaceous glands in our skin produce too much natural oil or sebum. This excess sebum mixes with dead skin cells and gets trapped in our pores. Exposure to air causes the mixture to oxidise, turning black, and this is what gives blackheads their characteristic appearance.

Whilst blackheads are usually most prominent on the nose and forehead, they can also be found on the cheeks, chin, chest and back. They usually appear around the time of puberty when teenagers start to notice that their skin is becoming more oily or greasy. Unfortunately, although we often think of blackheads as a teenage problem for this very reason, many of us continue to face these issues well into our twenties, thirties or even later. Our genes also have an important role to play; we are much more likely to suffer from stubborn blackheads if our parents or siblings have done so too. So, now you know, let’s take a look at the wonders of charcoal.

Is Charcoal Good For Your Skin?
Activated charcoal is one of the greatest skin care innovations of the last century; it’s very similar to the activated charcoal that is often used in hospitals to remove poisons from the body. When it’s used as part of your skin care routine, excess oils, dirt and pollutants are attracted to the charcoal and moved away from the pores of your skin. So, afterwards, all you need do is wash your face with some water, and your pores are left clear. This means that activated charcoal cleansers are perfect for removing blackheads and good for your skin in the long run; is charcoal good for your skin, you bet.

How can I use Activated Charcoal for my skin?
First and foremost, getting the right daily skin care routine is essential. It’s best to start this in your teens because it sets up good skin care habits for the rest of your life. Skin should be cleansed thoroughly both morning and evening to ensure that grease, dirt and makeup have been properly removed.

Next, use an exfoliating scrub or blackhead face mask containing charcoal or clay, such as Garnier’s Pure Active Intensive 3 in 1 Charcoal Anti-Blackhead Wash, Scrub & Mask, once or twice per week on areas that are not red or inflamed. And there you have it; clearer skin that lasts throughout the day.

GARNIER TO THE RESCUE !

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