Its typical to use a face mask as necessary to keep skin clean and clear. But what about a charcoal mask? What exactly is a charcoal mask and what does it do for your skin?
A charcoal mask is a slightly different type of face mask that uses activated charcoal as the main ingredient instead of clay or mud. It is black in appearance and absorbs excess oil on your skin. It is typically used for treating acne, but can be used to treat other skin issues as well.
Here are some of the many benefits of using a charcoal mask:
-Absorbs excess oil on skin
-Helps treat and prevent acne by removing dead skin cells and killing bacteria
-Helps reduce appearance of pores by absorbing oil and toxins
-Can be used to treat other skin issues like eczema and psoriasis
-Leaves skin feeling smooth and looking clear
You can buy a charcoal mask at your local beauty store or on Amazon.com. There are many different brands and you can find a product that works for your skin type.
Here is a homemade recipe for a charcoal mask:
-1 tbsp of activated charcoal powder (you can buy this at your local beauty store or on Amazon.com)
-1 tsp of water
-1 tsp of witch hazel (you can buy this at your local beauty store)
Add your activated charcoal powder to a small bowl and stir in the water until it forms a thick but smooth paste. Add witch hazel and mix. Apply evenly to your face and leave on for 15-30 minutes. Wash off with warm water and pat dry.
This mask can be done once or twice a week.