You must have heard a lot about “Activated charcoal“. There are various products out in market stating activated charcoal as the key ingredient. And if you have been wondering what exactly it is, then let me give you a short intro of it. It is nothing but carbon activated by heating certain substance at high heat such as coconut shell, wood etc. The produce is activated charcoal which has ability to suck all the impurities.
How Can Activated Charcoal Be Used For Skin
Our skin is exposed to various harmful components such as dust, smoke, pollution, sunlight everyday. Which is one of the major reasons for skin dullness,aging etc. These harmful toxins can be effectively absorbed by activated charcoal. Its porous surface can actually bind the dirt and oil to itself and amazingly takes it off from the skin. Isn’t it wonderful 🙂
So, if you are planning to give this wonderful beauty enhancer a try but not sure how to use it and where to get it? Check out below for some amazing tips which you can use activated charcoal to brighten up your skin.
Activated Charcoal For Oily Skin Problem
Mix a tsp of this powder with Multani mitti (Fullers earth) powder and add a lil of Organic Rose water just to form a smooth paste. This face pack clears all the oil and impurities from the skin. It not only pulls off the excess oil but also helps skin maintain a perfect oil balance. This mask can be applied once a week over clean face avoiding eye area. Keep it not more than 5 mins and rinse it off.
Skin Detox Face Pack
Mix a tsp of Green tea powder, a tsp of activated charcoal powder or one capsule of it in case you have capsules. Add a tbsp of pure organic honey. Mix them well and apply over clean face. Let it stay for a min of 5 mins and wash it off with cold water. Both green tea and charcoal has detoxification properties. It unclogs the pores and clears all the dirt and toxins. Skin looks fresh and youthful.
Add about two tbsp of fresh cucumber juice to a half a tsp of charcoal powder or use half a capsule. Give it a mix and dip cotton ball in it. Squeeze the excess and gently cleanse the skin. This solution deeply cleanse the skin and also tones it. Tightens the pores and makes skin look more soft and smooth.
Blackheads Fighter Scrub
It can help the skin get rid of blackheads and whiteheads. A lil Aloe Vera gel with charcoal (optional add lil gram flour) when massaged gently over the problematic areas totally clears the skin and makes it glow. Charcoal granules removes the dead cells from the skin surface.
Skin Brightening Face Pack
Squeeze half a lemon, pierce a charcoal capsule, and tsp of aloe vera gel or juice. Using a face pack brush apply it all over face and neck carefully avoiding eye area. Keep it for about five mins and rinse it of with cold water. Charcoal powder mixed with lemon juice brightens the skin. The vitamin C present in natural form in lemon juice lightens the blemishes and pimple marks.
Incase you are not finding activated charcoal powder or capsules in nearby stores, you can easily get it online.
Hope you enjoyed this post! Would love to hear it from you, your views and how it worked for you 🙂 Till my next post stay fit and look fabulous
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