Comedones are one of the most common skin imperfections. These small blackheads that are generally lodged in the nose, forehead and / or chin are very unsightly and alter the sharpness and uniform appearance of the skin. The conventional products and natural methods to get rid of blackheads are numerous, but lately a black mask has invaded the cosmetic sphere and beauty bloggers swear by this product!
How do blackheads are formed?
Blackheads are a very common skin problem and result from obstruction of the pores of the skin due to the accumulation of sebum and impurities.
Recall that the skin naturally produces sebum, a fatty substance released by the sebaceous glands in order to maintain the skin soft and well hydrated. Only, when sebum is produced in excess, it can accumulate in the pores causing their obstruction. However, sebum is not the only one to blame, because impurities collected throughout the day as well as makeup can also clog pores.
Blackheads usually appear on the T-zone, at the forehead, nose and chin. This part of the face is known to be the most fat, that is to say it produces the most sebum.
Untreated, blackheads become more unsightly and can turn into pimples. There are a variety of products and patches on the market that help get rid of blackheads, but the flagship product right now is probably the black mask!
The black mask:
Everywhere on the internet, the black mask against blackheads is all the rage. Bloggers and web surfers advocate the benefits of this beauty trend and its effectiveness in getting rid of these unsightly comedones.
Some people opt for pre-prepared masks from different brands sold in supermarkets, while DIY enthusiasts prepare it themselves.
With a mixture of liquid glue and activated charcoal, they succeed in having a black and sticky mask.
The benefits of this mask:
The effects of this mask reside in its sticky appearance. Indeed, this product acts like a glue and sticks to the skin as well as to blackheads, of course. After application, wait 20 to 30 minutes for it to dry completely. Then, it is necessary to carry out the detachment step. The aim is to peel off the mask gently and remove black dots, impurities and fine hairs from the face. 3 in 1!
Activated vegetable charcoal is also an essential ingredient of this mask and has great cleansing properties. Indeed, it absorbs and captures toxins and removes impurities from the skin.
Most people who have tried this mask, approve its effectiveness and are satisfied with the results, but is it safe for health?
The disadvantages of this mask:
The most annoying worry of this mask is that it can be painful when removed. Its peeling effect is not very gentle on the skin, which is why it is not recommended for sensitive skin. It is very common to have red skin and a little irritated after its use.
But beyond its painful appearance, the black mask has other disadvantages. Recall that this mask, prepared at home, is made of glue. A product that is not intended for dermal use because it contains solvents and irritants. Thus, this mask can cause irritation, but can also strike the skin barrier which has the function of protecting the skin and maintaining its hydration.
Thus, using this mask, the skin becomes more sensitive and easily irritable.
Even though this mask has proven effective in removing blackheads, it remains dangerous and aggressive to the skin. So much to turn to natural tricks!
There are several natural masks and recipes that help get rid of blackheads. And since activated charcoal, the key ingredient of the black mask, is very effective in purifying the skin, mixing it with other products with the same effects, would be ideal to have a natural anti-black mask.
Green clay, honey and tea tree essential oil, in particular, represent excellent choices. Green clay is known for its purifying properties and its ability to remove dead skin cells and regulate sebum secretion. Tea tree essential oil and honey possess antiseptic and healing properties that help to cleanse the skin.......