In the beauty of the skin and face care charcoal is now part of most ladies daily skin care routine, due to the benefits derived from using it on our skin. As we know in the medical field because charcoal is non-absorb able, when you eat poison charcoal is given to the person to draw out the poison. With skin care also charcoal draws poisons, bacteria, dirt, chemicals and other toxic out from our skin, leaving the skin flawless, and a brighter complexion. In today skin care products, charcoal is one of the active ingredients used especially in many facial masks.
Charcoal face mask can be purchased from any beauty or cosmetic store anywhere in the world or over the internet. But if you want to save money you can make it yourself. To make it yourself you can mix it with apple cider vinegar or with no vinegar, but you will need a natural commercial peel as a base.
Benefits of charcoal for our skin
Used to get rid of the free radicals in our body and of excess oil on the face.
To clean out clogged pores leaving the skin smoother.
It reduces acne breakouts.
It restricts bad impurities, chemicals and toxic from getting into the blood stream.
Charcoal face mask with apple cider vinegar.
Apple cider vinegar as healthy properties that help in reducing age spots, combat acne, blemishes and wrinkles, balancing the skin PH, and removing toxins from your skin. When you add it with charcoal it leaves the skin looking healthy and blemish free.
To make it using vinegar you will need to the ingredients below:
- Charcoal powder about a quarter teaspoon
- Bentonite clay one and half teaspoon
- Apple cider vinegar one teaspoon
- Water one and half teaspoon
To apply the mask to your face you will need to mix the entire ingredients in a bowl with a wooden or plastic spoon because of the power of charcoal to draw out toxins from metals. After mixing the ingredient together prep your face by washing it and pat it dry.
Then apply the mask evenly on your face, while avoiding areas of your skin, like lips and eyes.
Allow it to dry by letting it set for 10 minutes. Then Wash the mask off with water and pat your face dry. After which you can apply any natural moisturiser and leave it on.
Charcoal peel off mask without vinegar
With this you will need a natural commercial gelatin peel as a base to add with your charcoal powder. With this mixture you will have to make it every time you need to use it because it is made from natural product with no preservatives.
To make it without vinegar you will need to the ingredients below:
- A pouch commercial gelatin
- Cup of water one eighth
- Charcoal powder one teaspoon
- Any essential oil you like two drops
Add a sachet of gelatin in a bowl, pour the water and mix until is all perfectly mixed together.
Solidify the mixture moderately in the microwave for 30 seconds depending on the power of the microwave. Then mix the charcoal powder into the moderately solidified mixture
Put 2 drops of any essential oil you like and mix it in then, apply on a clean face with a brush
Leave it on for about 30/35 minutes to dry before peeling it off. Then clean your face once again and apply any moisturiser you like.
All the products in the mixtures can be purchases from your local beauty stores or online.