DIY Charcoal Blackhead Mask
I know this pic may give you a bit of a scare, but don’t be alarmed this blackhead mask is one of the best I have tried!
Made with only 3 ingredients activated charcoal, bentonite clay and water. However, less is definitely more in this case as these ingredients have amazing benefits.
This blackhead mask will help you eliminate all the dirt from your pores, thus eliminate blackheads and can also kill the bacteria causing acne.
A little about the ingredients:
Activated charcoal: is similar to charcoal, but is only used for medicinal use. Activated charcoal is great for the skin as it keeps skin clear by acting as a magnet to draw dirt out of your pores. For more on the uses of activate charcoal, click here.
Bentonite clay: Also acts as a magnet to draw dirt from the pores and can also be ingested to pull toxins from the body. When applied to the skin it absorbs toxins, draws out blackheads and kills acne-causing bacteria. For more on this click here.
2 capsules of activated charcoal (approximately 0.2 grams) opened and emptied.
1/2 teaspoon of bentonite clay
1 1/2 teaspoons of water
Non-metal mixing bowl or container
Mix all the ingredients together until it forms a smooth paste. Wash your face with a cleanser beforehand and then apply making sure to avoiding lips and eyes, then allow to try for around 10 minutes. Wash off when dry or sooner if your face becomes itchy and finish with some moisturizer, I prefer a natural one like coconut oil.
Don’t forget to use the wooden spoon and non-metal mixing bowl as both ingredients pull toxins from metals.
What I thought:
I gave this a try last week and it did come out a little lumpy – I may have added either too little or too much water, so try to add the water as you stir as you really want it to have a smooth consistency for application.
Also it was a little difficult to take off and my face did seem stained, I know that activated charcoal doesn’t stain so this meant that there was still some in my pores, I just used a cleanser to get it off and finished with my moisturizer. I decided to give this a second try last night but this time I gave my face an exfoliating scrub first and it did make it a little easier to get off.
Despite this, it is a fantastic mask. My skin was glowing and looked squeaky clean, I also suffer from large pores and they seemed to look less obvious too! Bonus!
It’s made with only 3 ingredients activated charcoal, bentonite clay and water. But don’t be fooled by the lack of ingredients this is a powerful blackhead mask! Be sure to use quality ingredients to increase the quality of the results for the blackhead mask!
This recipe was originally found on bodyunburdened.com.