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October 31, 2017
Activated Charcoal Face Mask Recipe
Activated charcoal helps the skin by attaching to toxins and absorbing them before the bloodstream can. When used in skincare, it works like a magnet to attract and absorb dirt and oil. All charcoal is not created equal. There is a difference between activated charcoal and charcoal. What they have in common is they are both derived from carbon. Although some of the medical benefits of activated charcoal can be disputed, one benefit that cannot is its effectiveness to draw out toxins and remove dirt and oil from the skin. If you have oily skin, try this:
1 tsp bentonite clay
1 tsp activated charcoal powder
2 tsp water
.5 tsp raw honey
1 drop tea tree oil
Activated charcoal can be extremely messy so clean your area and try to avoid dropping the powder.
In a small glass bowl, combine the water and tea tree oil.
Sprinkle the bentonite clay and activate charcoal into the water mixture and wait a few seconds for it to absorb
Add the honey
Stir the mixture until most of the clumps are out
Apply the mask to your face and allow it to dry
Wash off with warm water and your facial cleanser then moisturize
Discard any remaining mixture. The mask does not keep well.
If you have dry skin, DO NOT use activated charcoal on your skin.