DIY Activated Charcoal Mask

 

For Acne and Combination Skin

I have combination skin so at least once a week, I need to detox my skin with a good charcoal or clay mask. 

Activated Charcoal is similar to common charcoal, but is made specifically for medicinal use and to be very porous. These pores allow activated charcoal to trap impurities. For this reason, activated charcoal is used to treat poisonings, intestinal gas, nausea, and bile flow issues (cholestasis) during pregnancy. But activated charcoal also works wonders for the skin when applied topically: it keeps skin clear by acting as a magnet to draw dirt out of pores.

My favorite ingredients to use in my activated charcoal mask are bentonite clay, rose hydrosol or rosewater and essential oils.  Each ingredient has its own unique properties

Bentonite clay is known for being an excellent detoxing agent and is deeply cleansing and nourishing to the skin.  

Rose hydrosol or Rosewater will act as an astringent, clearing your pores, toning your skin, and absorbing excess oil.

Lavender and Tea Tree have antiseptic properties, meaning that they contain chemicals that deter the growth of bacteria and supports acne healing. 

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Activated Charcoal Mask
Activated Charcoal is similar to common charcoal, but is made specifically for medicinal use and to be very porous. These pores allow activated charcoal to trap impurities. For this reason, activated charcoal is used to treat poisonings, intestinal gas, nausea, and bile flow issues (cholestasis) during pregnancy. But activated charcoal also works wonders for the skin when applied topically: it keeps skin clear by acting as a magnet to draw dirt out of pores.
Ingredients
  • 1/2 of a teaspoon Activated Charcoal
  • 1 Teaspoon Bentonite Clay
  • 1 tablespoon Rosewater or Rose Hydrosol
  • 506 Drops of Each Essential Oils of Lavender and Tea Tree
Instructions
Combine ½ teaspoon activated charcoal, ½ teaspoon bentonite clay, in a ceramic, wood or glass bowl.Add 1 teaspoon rose hydrosol or rosewater water and stir well with a wooden or plastic spoon.Add 5-8 drops of your favorite essential oil. I prefer to use lavender and tea tree. Use a clean brush to apply the mask to your face and neck, avoiding your eye area and mouth. Let sit for 10 minutes before rinsing. Follow up with a toner and facial serum or balm cream to leave your skin balanced with botanical and plant-rich oils.
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Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 1 Facial Mask

DIY ACTIVATED CHARCOAL MASK

1/4 teaspoon of Activated Charcoal

1 teaspoon Bentonite Cay

1 tablespoon of Rose Hydrosol or Rosewater

5-6 Drops of Tea Tree and Lavender Oil

STEP #1

Combine ½ teaspoon activated charcoal, ½ teaspoon bentonite clay, in a ceramic, wood or glass bowl.

STEP #2

Add 1 teaspoon rose hydrosol or rosewater water and stir well with a wooden or plastic spoon.

STEP #3

Add 5-8 drops of your favorite essential oil. I prefer to use lavender and tea tree. Use a clean brush to apply the mask to your face and neck, avoiding your eye area and mouth.  Let sit for 10 minutes before rinsing.

Follow up with a toner and facial serum or balm cream to leave your skin balanced with botanical and plant rich oils.