You only have to spend five minutes on Instagram to see that a (slightly gruesome) new skincare trend has taken centre stage...
Incredibly fun and seriously satisfying, peel-off face masks have gained traction amongst beauty obsessives for the way that they lift away grime, nourish skin with nutrients and leave complexions feeling softer than ever.
And according to consultant dermatologist and British Skin Foundation spokesperson, Dr. Anjali Mahto, they have a useful part to play in acne-prone skin, alleviating oiliness and purging pores - especially if they contain ingredients like charcoal, clay and glycolic acid.
Check out our edit of the best peel-off face masks guaranteed to give you a gorgeous glow, without all of the wincing, because we've all seen those YouTube videos, and ouch.More
Thanks to the skin-brightening vitamin C, you can really feel this mask working. It creates a gummy layer on the face which can be peeled away in sections after twenty minutes. The results? Baby soft skin.
Thanks to those wince-inducing YouTube videos, black peel-off masks have been given a bad rap in skincare, but this has got to be one of the gentlest, and we can vouch for that! The activated charcoal works like a magnet to bind itself to make-up, excess oil, bacteria and pollution.