You will be surprised to hear that ‘Charcoal’ is very beneficial for your skin especially in the form of activated charcoal, it is a proven fact that using this gritty black substance can help in treating various skin and hair problems.
First we let you know that what is ‘activated charcoal’ is made from regular charcoal after heating it with a gas to develop pores to traps toxins. It is this absorptive surface area which cleanses your skin deeply by extracting all the impurities and toxins from your skin.
Beneficial use of charcoal for beauty care:
- May helps to get rid of acne
- Say bye to dark underarms
- Treats and balances oily skin
- Cleanses hair scalp
- Removes dandruff
Here, you can know the use of charcoal in your skin care routine to obtain maximum benefits from it.
1. Anti-acne face mask
Get rid of annoying red marks on your face with this easy anti-acne mask:
Activated charcoal powder – 1/2 capsule
Aloe vera gel – 1 tsp
Tea tree essential oil – 1 drop (optional)
Put the charcoal powder in a small dish along with other ingredients and mix it together to form a paste, wash your face and then apply it. Leave the mask for 5 minutes or till it dries completely.
Now, rinse your face with warm water first and then with cold water and pat it dry.
Use this mask twice a week and see the difference. Your acne will be under control for sure.
2. Detoxify skin mask
Rejuvenate your dull and tired skin instantly with this super easy detoxifying face mask:
Activated charcoal powder – 1 capsule
Apple cider vinegar – ½ tsp
Lemon essential oil – 1 drop (optional)
Mix charcoal powder and other ingredients in a bowl along with enough water to form a paste.
Now, apply this paste on your clean face and let it dry completely before rinsing it off with warm water.
Pat dry and apply moisturiser.
Use this mask once or twice weekly for a happy skin.
3. Blackhead removal mask
Remove those irritating blackheads easily at home with this mask:
Activated charcoal powder - 3 capsule
Bentonite clay (multani mitti) – 2 tbsp
Firstly, take facial steam to open up the pores. Now, in a plastic bowl mix all the ingredients along with few drops of water to get a thick paste. (Do not use metal bowl/spoon else it will react with the clay)
Apply the mixture on your face and let it sit for 5-7 minutes or till it dries completely. Wash the face with warm water first and then with cold water to tighten the pore.
Pat dry and apply coconut oil or any moisturiser for supple skin.
To get rid of blackheads use this mask 2-3 times in a week.