We totally get it: there is something inexplicably satisfying about watching people apply and remove a peel-off mask in a matter of minutes.
But, is it really that simple? Is there really a life hack that will magically give you clear, glowing skin in a short amount of time?
Unfortunately, like almost everything else in life, it’s just not that simple. There simply are no shortcuts for anything worthwhile in this life, and that includes beautiful skin.
While it may seem amazing to be able to peel something off your face and actually see the dirt you’ve removed in the process, peel-off masks have the potential to damage your skin. Along with the dirt and gunk that they remove, these masks also strip away a layer of skin, vellus hair, and sebaceous filaments (AKA naturally occurring formations that channel the flow of oil through your pores).
Even though they might look like blackheads, sebaceous filaments actually keep our skin in balance and should not be removed. When the sebaceous filaments are removed are sebum levels become unbalanced. As a result, skin will overproduce oil to compensate for the loss. The end result is oily, irritated skin.
Additionally, these oils provide a chemical barrier that protects the skin from harmful micro-organisms. By removing them, you are leaving your skin exposed to even more bacteria.
Finally, and most frighteningly, many DIY bloggers who use these peel-off masks add glue to the formula to mimic the peel-off effect. We hope it goes without saying that you should never put glue on your face… like, ever! Not even for hundreds of Instagram likes. It’s just not worth it.
So, what’s the takeaway from all of this? Is there a better and safer solution to drawing out the impurities from the skin and achieving a glowing complexion without the harmful effects of ripping off your skin?
You bet there is!
Introducing the new Charcoal Mud Mask by Brooklyn Botany. This nourishing mask has many of the same beauty-boosting benefits of a charcoal peel-off mask without the damaging, skin-destroying effect. Our Brooklyn Botany Mud Mask draws out toxins and impurities from the skin without clogging your pores or causing irritation.
Charcoal is loved by the skin for a reason. It works by a process called adsorption (similar to absorption but just the opposite), which is the chemical reaction where elements bind to a surface. While it may not get rid of all of your acne scars and blackheads in one use, we promise you that after a few uses, you will see the results – guaranteed!