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13 Best Charcoal Face Masks to Unclog Pores and Banish Oil, According to Experts

While there are tons of face masks to choose from, there’s one that remains steady at the top of the 2020 trends list: charcoal.

And for good reason: “Activated charcoal has classically been used in medicine for its absorptive qualities,” says Rachel Nazarian, M.D., board-certified dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology Group and assistant clinical professor at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. “Many brands advertise that charcoal acts like a magnet, which is not true. But it does remove dirt and oil from the skin’s surface, which can be especially appealing to those who have oily skin.”

On the flipside, if you’re dry or sensitive, proceed with caution or go for a hydrating product instead. Those with skin conditions like eczema or rosacea should skip charcoal masks altogether to avoid flare-ups, says Dr. Nazarian.

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Source: Prevention – 13 Best Charcoal Face Masks to Unclog Pores and Banish Oil, According to Experts By, Bethany Heitman

About Schweiger Dermatology Group

Schweiger Dermatology Group was founded to help make excellent dermatology care accessible throughout the Northeast. In 2010, Dr. Eric Schweiger started the practice with a single location in Midtown Manhattan. When he saw the need for high-quality dermatology care that did not require weeks or months of waiting to see a qualified provider, his vision of a multi-location practice was born.

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