While charcoal peel-off masks can remove blackheads and whiteheads, they also strip off the outermost layer of skin and oils that protect the skin from the environment. Photo: Shutterstock

Can charcoal peel-off masks damage your skin if used too often? Here’s what an expert has to say

You will doubtless have seen the videos of people applying a thick black paste to their faces, pulling it off to reveal a glowing, soft surface. But don’t use these masks too often – and definitely don’t make your own using superglue

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While charcoal peel-off masks can remove blackheads and whiteheads, they also strip off the outermost layer of skin and oils that protect the skin from the environment. Photo: Shutterstock
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