If you have been following me on my youtube channel, you have seen that I kind of have a thing for simple DIY face masks. I have been using activated charcoal for the past couple of years now and have grown to love it, especially as an additive in my beauty masks recipes.
Yesterday I was wanting to do some quick self-care with myself before I started my day, so I decided to make a mask. I had a small breakout a couple of weeks ago after my menstrual cycle and it actually left a few dark spots from the pimples, so I wanted to concentrate on brightening up those areas.
I saw some women using activated charcoal + honey in combination with each other to create a paste to help lighten their underarms, so I thought, why not try to use these same ingredients for a face mask?!
Activated charcoal keeps skin clear by acting as a magnet to draw dirt out of pores. Activated Charcoal is charcoal that's been purified and made extra-porous which helps it trap + remove the toxins in your skin! Activated charcoal is a natural lightener, so this mask will only work if you do if continuously over time. You can purchase it here.
Honey is naturally antibacterial, so it's great for acne treatment and prevention. Honey also helps boost complexion. It adds tons of moisture and soothes the skin, so it helps create a glow!
I added a a bit of rosewater to this recipe as well to get the right consistency for the mask, you can add regular water, or a few drops of any carrier oil such as jojoba or grapeseed oil.
DIY Brightening Activated Charcoal + Honey Mask:
- 1/2 TBSP Activated Charcoal (or 2 capsules)
- 1 TSP Honey
- 1/4 TSP Rosewater (or until it reaches desired consistency)
Mix together and apply on face with a makeup brush or a paint brush. Leave on skin for 15-20 mins then rinse off with lukewarm water and pat face gently with a clean towel, and let the skin breath or apply a moisturizer. I usually just use jojoba oil!
*Be sure to stir this mixture with a plastic or wooden spoon, charcoal pull toxins from metals. Also be sure to store your mixture in a non-metal container!
If you try this mask, be sure to share this post with others!