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Simple Brightening Activated Charcoal + Honey Mask

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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.

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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.

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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?!

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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.

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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!

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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:

Ingredients

  • 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! 

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If you try this mask, be sure to share this post with others!