We usually associate coal with anything but cleanliness,but we are now convinced that it is heaven sent for skincare. The charcoal is known for its detoxifying properties and thus it is known as great cleaning agent.These days in social networking sites like Instagram is getting popular as they are telling people many DIY’S especially related to charcoal,like some are showing how to make charcoal paste to get whiter teeth and peeling mask to get rid of blackheads and also to get rid of darker underarms.
Though charcoal is not that costly product, but if you combine with other skincare products, then it will be a heavy price tag for you. Purchasing activated charcoal separately in powder or in capsule form,it will cost you less.With just a few ingredients you can make an amazing homemade mask that will help you to remove those dirty looking blackheads and refine your skin tone.
So, let’s make charcoal blackhead buster face mask:
- 2 capsules of activated charcoal (approximately 0.2 grams) opened and emptied. To open gelatin capsules, simply twist the two halves and gently pull them apart.
- 1/2 teaspoon of bentonite clay
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of water
Mix all the ingredients together until it form a smooth paste,and spot test the mask on your cheek or underside of your wrist to make sure that you do not have any adverse reactions. Wash face with mild cleanser and pat dry so that it is not dripping wet,yet moist. Apply the mask evenly avoiding the delicate skin like around your eyes and lips, and let sit until dry about 7-10 minutes. As the mask dries it feels tight on the skin which can sometimes feel a little itchy (if you start to feel uncomfortable wash the mask off). After the mask dries wash it off, pat face gently with a clean towel. Apply mild moisturizer to your face.
That’s it..enjoy your blackhead free skin with easy peasy as always.
But make sure to stir this mixture with a plastic or wooden spoon as both charcoal and clay pull toxins from metals. Also be sure to store your clay in a non-metal container.