“Neglecting to wash your face before bed leaves you susceptible to clogged pores and breakouts; plus, the day’s pollution and bacteria can also cling to the surface of your skin, building up to wreak havoc in the form of dullness, fine lines, and loss of firmness over time.” Kayla Issacs|Refinery 29
You really don’t think of the damage you’re doing by skipping washing your face. Especially after a long day at work or a girls night out! Trust me, I know.. my bed is soooo comfortable sigh…
Part of my day and nighttime routine includes using a detoxifying charcoal mask. When selecting a charcoal mask, be sure to get one with activated charcoal. The Mademoiselle Ayanna Le Noir Detoxifying Charcoal Mask has activated charcoal plus 3 Earth Clays.
Use this as a full mask or use on your t-zone
How to Apply the Mademoiselle Ayanna Le Noir Detoxifying Charcoal Mask
1. Cleanse your skin. Use your favorite gentle cleanser to wash your skin. Looking for a new cleanser? Try one of the cleaners from our ‘Beauty Basics’ list.
2. Apply Charcoal mask to your t-zone (between your nose and forehead) or full face. You can use a wide, flat foundation brush or one made specifically for applying masks. If you don’t have a brush, you can use clean fingertips to apply the mask.
3. Leave on for 10 to 20 minutes. The mask should dry completely and it will probably feel tight on your skin. If the mask begins to feel uncomfortable, you should wash it off without waiting for the full 10-20 minutes.
4. Rinse and air dry. Rinse the mask off with warm water. Apply a gentle moisturizer that won’t clog your pores and let your skin air dry. Don’t forget to use an eye serum!