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Activated Charcoal Mask

Charcoal is all the rave at the moment as a great detox! However it has also external uses including as a face mask! Charcoal facial masks are great for refreshing your look.

This is a super quick and easy homemade activated charcoal facial mask that you can whip up at home in 2 minutes and it will leave you with a beautiful, fresh glow!

Makes 1 mask

Tools
Glass bowl

Ingredients
1 1/2 tbsp of activated charcoal powder
Jojoba oil (enough to apply a thin layer on your face)
1 1/2 tsp of water (more or less)

Method
1. Add the charcoal to a bowl or cup & slowly add the water until the charcoal and water is to consistency of pudding you may need more or less than the 1 and a 1/2 tsp of water.
2. Using your fingers aplly a think layer of johoba oil to your face. You can use your preferred oil or water if you prefer
3. Using your fingers apply the charcoal mask. If you do not want to use your fingers you can use a cotton ball or cotton round.
4. Let sit 10 minutes to 30 minutes, some prefer to leave it on over an hour misting mask with water to keep it from drying and cracking.
5. When you are ready wash face with warm water getting as much of the charcoal mask off as you can. Next use a baking soda and warm water paste to wash skin to remove excess charcoal and black color.
6. Follow with another oil to lock in moisture.
7. Wash hands while mask is drying with baking soda and warm water, you will find baking soda gets the charcoal off skin rather well.
8. Use this mask once a week for a wonderful skin pick-me-up.

 

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