Using charcoal to make a DIY mask might be disastrous if you do not know how to do it properly. Many people use activated charcoal because of its increased absorptive ability. This means that it can easily stick together with other ingredients that you use when creating a mask. Being an inert ingredient, charcoal is less likely to cause irritation or an allergic reaction when applied to the skin. You can also add it to your hair mask recipe.
Here are some DIY face masks you can create for yourself. You can get activated charcoal from your local drug store near you.
Charcoal Cleansing Scrub
Make a charcoal cleansing scrub by mixing activated charcoal powder, rose water, and fine grain sea salt in a clean bowl, adding only a half tablespoon of each. The sea salt will help fight bacteria and acne, while the charcoal will aid in cleansing and detoxifying your skin cells. You might find the consistency a bit runny. If this is the case, you can add more of the said ingredients until you are satisfied with the thickness.
Charcoal Face Mask
- 1 tsp water
- ½ tsp honey
- ½ tsp Bentonite Clay
- 2 drops of lavender essential oil
- 1 tsp activated Charcoal Powder,
- 1 drop of tea tree essential oil
To make a charcoal face mask, mix all the ingredients well in a container. Then, generously apply the mixture on your face, making sure you do not get any of it on your eyes and mouth. Leave the mask on for ten minutes before rinsing it off thoroughly with warm water. Afterward, if you feel the need to, you can add a small drop of coconut oil or olive oil to moisturize your skin.
2-Ingredient Charcoal Face Mask
- Activated charcoal
To make this two-ingredient charcoal face mask, add charcoal to a bowl and add water until you achieve a consistency similar to pudding. The amount you will use for each ingredient will depend on how much mixture you want to make. Add water a little bit at a time, and mix it all well together until you arrive at the right consistency.
After making the mixture, put a thin layer of oil on your face and apply the mask using your fingers or some cotton ball. Allow the mask to sit on your face for 10 to 30 minutes. You can also leave it for an hour as long as you spritz some water so that the mask does not dry and crack. Rinse your face with warm water and apply a little bit of oil to moisturize your skin.
When doing the facial mask, make sure that your clothes are well-covered or you are using an old shirt you do not mind getting stained. Make sure to cover the counters as well. If you get the mixture on anything, mix baking soda and dish soap in warm water to scrub the stain off. On your laundry, add baking soda to clean the paste off.
If you use this face mask once a week or twice a day, it is guaranteed that your skin will feel refreshed, soft, firm, and glowing. Depending on the sensitivity of your skin, use the face mask wisely. Do the mask only when you notice that your face needs a revamp.
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