Activated charcoal powder is quite known for its skin care benefits due to its adsorbing properties that have a detoxing effect. Charcoal peel-off masks are quite trending and fast selling and definitely are effective.
The peel-off action helps peel-off the dead skin layer and charcoal helps adsorb all toxins and unclog pores. Looking out for an all-natural 100% skin-friendly charcoal peel-off mask? Below is a recipe you might want to try-
Activated charcoal powder- Activated charcoal has adsorbing properties that adsorb all the surface toxins, excess sebum, microbes, etc. and helps purify and detox skin, unclog pores, reduce oiliness and shine, etc. Because it helps remove microbes from skin pores and also other impurities, it helps prevent acne and bumps also called as comedones.
Gelatin- Gelatin is a natural thickening and setting agent that gives this mask the peel-able property. The peeling action helps remove dead skin layer and all the impurities and gunk that was adsorbed by activated charcoal in the recipe. It also helps remove peach fuzz to some extent. READ MORE – TURMERIC BUTTER to brighten and clear skin
HOW TO MAKE CHARCOAL PEEL-OFF MASK:
Things you need-
- 1-2 tablespoons activated charcoal powder
- 2-3 tablespoons gelatin powder (gelatin sheet is fine too)
- Enough water
In a microwave safe bowl, add activated charcoal powder, gelatin powder and little water. Microwave it for 30 seconds and mix. Add more water if you feel the mixture is too thick and dry and microwave again. You might want to do this several times until you get an even gel-like sticky mixture; adjust the quantity of water and gelatin accordingly. Let it rest a bit or you might end up burning your skin.
When it warm and bearable, apply evenly on facial skin and stay away from side locks and prevent getting he mixture on hair. Let it completely dry and peel off in upward motion gently; it can pain a little especially if you have facial hair. Rinse face with cold water and pat dry. Do not forget to moisturize. READ MORE – DETOXIFYING SALT SCALP SCRUB to deep clean scalp for healthy hair
Caution – patch test before use.