We often think of charcoal as being used to start fires, or being used if you need to have your stomach pumped, but were you aware that it can actually be used as part of your beauty regime? Firstly, the excellent thing about charcoal is that it’s completely natural and therefore you needn’t worry about chemicals being used in your skincare regime.
Charcoal comes in many shapes and forms. It can be used in tablets as part of your skincare regime or it can be spread directly onto your skin. Charcoal powder has the ability to draw harmful chemicals out of your skin so that your pores end up clean and rid of the toxins. This makes it a popular ingredient in a range of facial masks.
If this sounds appealing to you then you can simple mix 0.2 grams of charcoal with half a teaspoon of bentonite clay and a couple of teaspoons of water together. Once they’re mixed together apply them to your skin and wait for about ten minutes before washing the charcoal off.
BLACK HEAD REMOVER
Nobody likes when they breakout with blackheads. There are so many products on the market to remove them. A beauty blogger has developed a recipe that you can apply to your skin which will help with the removal of blackheads.
Simply mix charcoal with non toxic glue. Yes that’s right. Glue. Once you’ve mixed them together apply them to your skin using a brush and leave it on your skin for 15 – 20 minutes. When it’s dried you can simply remove it. It acts like a cleanser and unclogs blocked pores leaving your skin feeling fresher.
Charcoal can be used fairly regularly, however it’s advised that you do not use it daily as it could strip your face of moisture which would defeat the purpose because then you’d need to use other products later in life.
It’s not just facial masks that charcoal can be used for. It can also be used as part of your diet regime. If you’re wanting to detox then the Charcoal Detox diet is an option. The really cool thing about the Charcoal Detox Diet is that it assists in improving your kidneys, the lymphatic system and your skin, just like straight charcoal does. It can also lower cholesterol. This is because it binds bile acids so that you don’t absorb cholesterol un-necessarily.