Activated Charcoal Masks: Fad or Fab?

by Nichole Dawkins | Nov 28 2016

The idea of putting dirt or clay on our faces is nothing new. We've come to recognize that it can actually be good for our skin! One of the latest natural remedies on the beauty scene is Charcoal Masks. But are they just another beauty fad, or do they actually work?

Answer: Charcoal masks are freakin' FAB

As I stated previously, this carbon-based beauty secret has been all the rave lately, and with good reason. Of all the facial masks I have ever tried, the charcoal mask has got to be coolest!

The newest ingredient on the beauty scene happens to be the ultimate deep cleansing experience; killing bacteria, getting rid of acne and leaving you with nearly flawless skin. Made of carbon, it is the perfect all-natural method to remove makeup and oil build-up on your skin.

A few more facts about charcoal masks:

  • Activated charcoal powder is proven to adsorb thousands of times its own mass in harmful substances
  • Activated charcoal draws bacteria, poisons, chemicals, dirt and other micro-particles to the surface of skin, helping you to achieve a flawless complexion and fight acne.
  • Because charcoal is not metabolized, adsorbed or absorbed by the body, it can also be used to treat some poisonous bites and disinfect some wounds.
  • Also great for whitening your teeth and improving your hair care routine!

Basically, activated charcoal is an impurity magnet. It has officially become the new way to relieve and cleanse the body!

No need to hit the spa, you can find ready-to-use activated charcoal masks, or you can try your own at home with this recipe:

Activated Charcoal Face Mask Recipe

2 capsules of activated charcoal (or 1/2 tsp)
1/2 tsp. bentonite clay
1/4 tsp coconut oil – softened or melted
1 tsp water

 

Mix ingredients together and apply to face with facial brush. Leave on for 10 minutes, remove mask with a damp cloth. Say hello to smooth impurity-free skin!

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