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Clay is a super charged ingredient when it comes to skincare. Clay acts as an absorbing product, meaning that it draws the badness and impurities out from your skin. Marry a clay with activated charcoal and it is a match made in skin heaven for acne prone and oily skin.
Clay acts to remove impurities from your skin. Activated charcoal also absorbs chemicals and heavy metals from your skin. They both attract those nasty impurities like magnets. Activated charcoal products have gained a lot of attention in the past few years for being a cult skin ingredient for oilier skin types. If you suffer from very oily or acne prone skin you can use this mask weekly and begin including other charcoal products daily to help control your oil and acne.
- 1 tsp of activated charcoal
- 1 tsp Bentonite Clay
- 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 drop of lavender oil (optional)
- 1 glass bowl
- 1 heat proof spatula or wooden spoon
- 1 face mask brush
- Make up cleaning sponge or muslin to remove
- Mix all the activated charcoal and bentonite clay together.
- Add the apple cider vinegar and stir.
- Apply to a cleansed face for up to 10 minutes, but make sure to remove before it dries.
- Remove using a reusable make up cleaning sponge or musil and warm water
- Finish with a toner, serum and moisturiser.
Activated charcoal will not stain your skin, but it may stain your clothes or worktop, so when you make it please keep in your bowl and do not let it rest on your worktops.
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If making your own skincare isn't for you, but you like our ingredient recommendations, then you can check out our products below.
Carbon Theory, Breakout Control Facial Cleansing Bar. With activated charcoal & tea tree
This super sell out made ripples when it was first launched, causing everyone waiting for a restock. Organic activated charcoal gently draws out bacteria, toxins and excess oil. The organic tea tree oil reduces inflammation and acts as a natural antiseptic, the soothing shea butter keeps skin nourished and hydrated without clogging the pores.
Carbon Theory, Charcoal Tea Tree & Mineral Mud. Breakout control facial wet mask.
This wet mud mask delivers an intensive skin repair, acne and breakout treatment. The deeply intensive mask nourishes and detoxifies skin via an intensive repair and anti-breakout treatment.
Revolution Skincare Charcoal Purifying Face Mask
Formulated with purifying Charcoal to help absorb excess sebum and dirt from the pores to leave skin purified and balanced Volcanic Ash.
Disclaimer: This information and content does not replace that advice of a dermatologist or medical advice. Please seek medical advice if you suspect that you have a dermal condition.
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