Charcoal is certainly having a moment. I have girlfriends who take charcoal pills to prevent a hangover the next day (they swear by it, but I’m too scared to actually ingest charcoal!) And now, it’s all over the beauty world. What makes it so effective is that it acts like a magnet to attract (and then absorb) dirt and oil.
In the video below, I’m sharing my skincare routine. Two-three times a week, I use Biore Charcoal Pore Minimizer to deep clean my skin and minimize the pores on my nose + chin. With grains and charcoal, the scrub helps dig up any extra dirt and oil and washes it away – but I love that it’s gentle.
I start by washing my skin with an oil cleanser. I am partial to this one from Tata Harper, as it deep cleans and gets off all of my makeup, without overdrying.
Next up is Biore Charcoal Pore Minimizer. I spoke to it a bit earlier in the post, but what I love about this product is how smooth it leaves my skin… and that it leaves the pores on my nose visibly smaller. For as long as I can remember, the pores on my nose have bugged me. I’ll occasionally poke and prod at them with an extraction tool… or use Biore pore strips (my addiction!) to give them a deep clean, but this is a (way less invasive) way to deep clean your pores. After using this cleanser/scrub hybrid, the pores on my nose are way less noticeable.
Last but not least is sunscreen and moisturizer! I love this moisturizer with SPF 30 from Burt’s Bees. It’s nice as it sort of combines everything you need into one step (sunscreen, anti-aging, hydration) which saves a bit of time if you like to double cleanse like I do.
Created in collaboration with Biore.