Remember that era when the beauty world was in love with charcoal peel-off masks? There were so many videos of beauty bloggers applying those gooey masks to their faces and peeling them off to have clear, blackhead-free skin? Well, of course, you do.
While everyone seems to be loving them, we are digging for more information to understand whether they are actually effective or not. So, let's uncover the truth.
As the name suggests, peel-off masks are sticky, liquid masks that you apply all over your face, wait for them to dry and then peel them away. Usually, the masks are super gentle to use and don't hurt at all when you're peeling them off.
The idea is to gently remove blackheads, dirt, and other impurities from the face, without being abrasive on the skin.
Yes, they do...kind of.
Since peel-off masks are sticky in nature, they gently remove the outer layer of the skin to rid it of dead skin and dirt. They deeply clean out pores and revive dull skin too. However in the process, it 'stretches' our skin and may cause fine lines and wrinkles if used daily. Do not use it more than once a week and make sure you apply a thin layer as opposed to a super thick one.
Yes and no.
Regular peel-off masks are really gentle on the skin and are a quick fix to cleanse your face thoroughly within a matter of minutes. These may remove the blackheads from the surface but that's it.
On the other hand, the charcoal peel-off masks we were discussing a while ago are ruthless. Most of them are really harsh on the skin and that is why people keep screaming while removing them. Some have even known to have lost their eyebrows in the process. Scroll down for a quick recap.
Yes, they are extremely harsh on the skin and have a glue-like texture. Avoid these masks at all costs and reach out for other kinds of peel-off masks that also make you look super cute for those Insta selfies.
By now, we bet you're ready to dive right into the world of peel-off masks. Here are our best picks.
In conclusion, a peel-off mask isn't an absolute necessity but it doesn't hurt to use them once a while to remove dirt and other impurities from the face.
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