Wonders of the activated charcoal

Activated charcoal is not only good for the digestive tract, but also has beneficial properties for your skin. For the cosmetics industry is a key ingredient and can be found in the masks, exfoliation products , treatments for reducing the dilated pores and many other products.

Activated charcoal is used in treating many internal affections, but when its applied to the skin can deep cleanse the pores, removes bacteria and simultaneously cleans the skin without dehydrating it.

Here’s how to use activated charcoal in beauty and care procedures:

    Facial mask that removes blackheads from the first application.We will also use black clay which also cleans pores in depth, but also has anti –acne properties.

  • 2-3 capsules of activated charcoal (if gummy capsule, then it is already crushed, if it comes into buffered form , you have to grind)
  • half a teaspoon of black clay ( if you do not have black clay, you can use the white or brown )
  • half a teaspoon of water – boiled and then cooled

Mix all ingredients in a bowl – preferably with a wooden spoon or plastic but not a metal one because oxidizes the clay until it forms a smooth, black paste. Wash your face with you usual cleanser , then apply the mask on your skin while is still a little wet. Leave the mask to act up to 10 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Finally you can apply a very light cream or your preferred oil only in areas that tend to dry more often.

Exfoliant for face

Take 2 pills of activated charcoal and put half or one spoon of water. Wait for a few minutes until it will form bubbles. then add one teaspoon of aloe vera gel, one teaspoon of honey and one teaspoon of salt. Mix well the ingredients, then apply on face. Wait 20-30 minutes, until the mixture will dry, then wash with warm water.

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