Skin looking not so flash after a few too many wine-fuelled nights? Never fear, bellas. Thanks to the skin saviours at BLAQ, we’ve devised a simple, 3-step plan to detox and revive a tired, partied out complexion. Getting you back to your gorgeous, glowing best by lunch time. Can we get a Cheers to that?
Step 1 – Remove makeup, cleanse and exfoliate
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – ‘Remove your g-darn makeup before bed!’ Makeup wipes are a party gal’s post-midnight MVP, but have you ever noticed you sometimes wake up with grimy, oily skin after using them? We have. Which is why we LOVE the Cleanse & Exfoliate Charcoal Wipes from the babes at BLAQ. They’re dual-sided, with a smooth side that removes makeup, grime and oil, and a bumpy exfoliating side to tackle a congested t-zone. Infused with detoxifying activated charcoal, they cleanse, smooth and tone the skin, without causing any dryness. Make them your new lazy-girl essential! We have.
Step 2 – Purge those pores
The next day, after a big beauty sleep and plenty on H2O, it’s time to get a bit deeper and really detoxify those pores. If you suffer from pesky blackheads or you just feel like your skin’s looking dull, oily or congested, you’ll love the cult peel-off BLAQ Mask, powered by – you guessed it – activated charcoal.
While we admit we haven’t seen the visible blackhead-removing results of some of THOSE videos, our skin does feel silky soft and smooth and our pores toned and tight after every use. Pro-tip 1: definitely do a patch test as this one is quite intense and might not be suitable for sensitive skin. Pro-tip 2: don’t apply the black goop too thickly, as it needs to be really dry to peel off easily. Pro-tip 3: make sure you avoid your eyebrows!
Step 3 – Treat your puffy peepers
Lots of things can cause under eye bags – too much salt and processed food, not enough sleep, nights on the booze… If you’re guilty of any/all of the above, the Instragram-friendly BLAQ Hydryogel Eye Mask is for you. Peel off the backing and pop the masks 1cm below freshly cleansed eyes. Then kick back and chill for 10 minutes as the activated charcoal gets to work, detoxing and depuffing. Super soothing and cooling, these are heaven-sent for hangovers. Or any time at all.