How black is your skincare routine? Startled, aren’t you. You’ll be surprised to know that charcoal is great for your oily skin. We all associate charcoal or carbon with dirt and impurities, but a specially processed form of charcoal called activated charcoal; made from processed charred wood or vegetable matter to make it extremely porous is an awesome skin purifier, cleanser, disinfectant, and oil absorber. Activated charcoal absorbs 100-200 times its weight in impurities unclogging your pores, removing the dead skin cells from the top layer of your skin making it smooth and radiant.
Cleanser time: Lather it up with an active charcoal containing body wash or bar soap. In these cleansers, the carbon seeps into your pores drawing out dirt and oils that are blocking the pores. Regular use will reduce your acne, bumps and blackheads.
Mask time: Charcoal masks are used like any other DIY masks. Apply an activated carbon+ fine clay+ honey mask in a thin layer onto your face for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off with water. As these masks are dark grey or black in color, they get quite messy while rinsing off! But once you start experiencing the benefits of this mask on your oily skin, the cleanup efforts are negligible. Use these masks one or three times a week, depending on how oily your skin is. These masks improve your skin by absorbing oil from your face and cleaning the lower dermal layer of your skin. You also have an option to choose from several commercial facial masks for oily skin.
Stay Skin Happy 🙂