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18th Sep 2018

The reason we should staying away from those viral charcoal masks

That's us told.

It’s one of the biggest beauty trends on social media.

Yes, it’s been impossible to avoid videos of people peeling off charcoal masks over the last year, and it has led to many of us getting very curious about the so-called miracle worker.

Well, doctors are now telling us to steer clear of the peel-off masks, saying it could do more damage than good.

They warn the masks are causing too much pain when being peeled off and can cause some serious damage to our skin.

It’s also said that they can leave permanent scarring and pigmentation, especially for those with darker complexions.

Qualified facialist and aesthetician, Andy Millward, has been warning his followers online for months about the dangers of the popular masks.

“To anyone tempted by or intrigued by these charcoal masks… don’t! Just don’t!

“As a one off, the skin is likely to recover without issue. But continued use, stripping away the skins natural oils and irritating the skin is a sure fast track to secondary skin concerns.

“You have been warned.”

We sure have!