Activated charcoal mask and soap for face
Activated charcoal in our first aid kits is mostly stored as a “cure for the stomach”. But do you know that these black tablets can be a good assistant with skin problems? Charcoal (Activated) can rid of bacteria and oils, while it cleans and does not dry the skin.
Charcoal was used in medicine and cosmetology for thousands of years. Ancient Egyptians made compresses with coal on wounds (to keep them clean), for filtering water, coal was used before our era, and in the 18th century, coal became a recognized antidote. Find out for best deal on activated charcoal in actinera.
What is activated charcoal?
The name “coal” confuses many. But the activated charcoal is not the coals on which the shish kebab is fried. Activated charcoal is coal treated with oxygen, from which water is removed. This is done to make the coal more porous. What does activated charcoal do when we drink it in case of stomach disorders?
Activated charcoal acts as a powerful magnet, attracting impurities, toxins, pollution – mostly organic. This property of coal helps even when poisoning with chemicals and spoiled food. By the way, it’s not for nothing that the most effective filters for water purification contain charcoal (charcoal filters), where charcoal also works.
Masks based on activated charcoal well cleanse the skin, even deep in the pores. This allows them to be used as a prophylaxis for acne and acne. Use charcoal on the skin should be 1 or 2 times a week. First of all, cosmetics with activated charcoal is intended for oily skin with large pores.
Soap with activated charcoal
Coal and soap – it seems that these two concepts contradict each other. However, it is not. Charcoal is often used in the formulas of homemade and therapeutic soaps. After all, as we found out above, coal draws out all toxins and pollution. Soap with charcoal is often advised for those who suffer from acne. And many who tried, confirm that acne is much easier, almost passes.
Activated charcoal soap does not harm the skin, it can be used without fear, although some are confused by the black color of the detergent. Coal soap can be bought from those who cook soap on their own or make it yourself. The recipe is simple: powder of activated charcoal is added to the usual base composition. You can melt the usual baby soap and add the powder there, forming a new briquette of soap.
Mask with activated charcoal
This mask is suitable for any type of skin, but before using it is better to do a test on the skin area to see if there is an allergic reaction. You can do this on your hand, and wait 24 hours. It should also be noted that coal masks are similar in effect to clay masks, but cosmetologists acknowledge that coal is a cleaner ingredient than clay.
- 1 teaspoon of activated charcoal
- 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel (or pure aloe vera juice)
- 1 teaspoon of water or rose water
- 5 drops of tea tree oil
- 1 pinch of sea salt
Mix everything in a small container and apply to the face with a thin layer. Allow the mask to dry and then rinse. This mask cleanses the skin pores, removes excess sebum, matters the skin.