Activated Charcoal has been used effectively in the healing arts for centuries. Charcoal can do varied tasks because of its amazing ability to attract other substances to its surface and hold them there. This is called adsorption. This property of charcoal makes it a great skin care ingredient! Skin detoxing at regular intervals is very important to keep it microbe-free and thoroughly cleansed. There are a lot of skin detoxing products available in the market or treatments available at the salon that can literally burn a hole in your pocket; not to forget they seldom work. Charcoal not only detoxifies yur skin but also get it rid of any impurities and make it clean and clear. Below is a simple DIY charcoal peel-off mask along with its benefits:
Charcoal can do varied tasks because of its amazing ability to attract other substances to its surface and hold them there. This is called adsorption. Charcoal can adsorb thousands of times its own weight in gases, heavy metals, poisons, and other chemicals, thus making them ineffective or harmless. DIY Charcoal Beauty Products >>
Charcoal adsorbs all the skin impurities, excess oil and cleanses the pores thereby detoxifying it from the core. Since this is a peel-off mask, it peels away all the dead skin cells and the adsorbed dirt, grime and excess oil from the pores.
Because activated charcoal removes toxins, it can help reduce the instances of acne and other skin impurities.
Regular use if this face mask reduces spots and tiny bumps on face, keeps skin healthy and glowy, fights and prevents acne and controls oil. If you suffer from a greasy T-zone, acne or blackheads then applying activated charcoal on the specific area regularly can greatly improve the condition of your skin.
RECIPE FOR DIY CHARCOAL PEEL OFF MASK:
Things you need: To make this charcoal peel off mask you need-
- 2 tablespoons activated pure charcoal powder
- 1 ½ tablespoon of gelatin powder
- Water to make a paste
Firstly, grab a bowl and add in 1 1/2 tablespoons of gelatin powder.
Now, add in 2 tablespoons of activated pure charcoal powder and give the dry mixture a good mix. Thoroughly mixing it makes gelatin a bit sticky and easy to melt and incorporate with charcoal upon heating.
Now, microwave the mixture for 30 seconds or until you get a creamy consistency of the mixture. If you do not have a microwave, you can simply warm it up in a double boiler with continues stirring.
Another trick is to pour hot water directly into the gelatin so that you do not have to warm it later.
Now, after the mixtures is touchable yet warm, apply it on your face carefully making sure it does not get near your eyebrows and hair line as it can make removal painful. Use finger tips or popsicle stick to apply the mask.
Let the mask dry for about 30 minutes and the peel it off gently in upward direction.
Rinse off any remains and pat dry. Follow with a moisturizer and you are done! READ MORE – CHARCOAL FOR EXTREME HAIR GROWTH
Disclaimer: test patch first!