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DIY Activated Charcoal Face Mask

DIY Activated Charcoal Face Mask


Do you guys ever wake up, go look in the mirror and find yourself staring at two giant pimples that just happened to appear overnight? No? Well I do, and it happened to me this morning. Went to bed last night with a clean face, freshly washed and moisturized with my night oils, then BAM two giant zits that look like Mt Everest on my chin and upper lip… super sexy. When it’s that time of the month I totally get it, I know that those lovely little friends are coming, but it is NOT that time of the month for me so WTF skin! Anywho, we are going out tomorrow night and I wanted to do everything I could to combat these little buggers. So to my kitchen I went and as I type this I am sitting on my bed with a mask on, and I wanted to share the recipe with you!

Easy is the name of the game with this mask, I didn’t have to go out and buy anything, it all was readily available in my kitchen and bathroom. This is an easy go to for some quick skin care if you’re in need.

 

What you’ll need:

  • 1 egg white

  • 3 activated charcoal pills

  • Tea tree essential oil

  • Bowl

  • Fan brush (if you have one, I don’t)

 

How to Make:

  • Combine the egg white, three activated charcoal pills and 5 drops of tea tree oil in the bowl and whisk together. You want to make sure you’re whisking it well to that everything mixes and you get a nice whipped feel.

  • Either with the brush or with your fingers, spread an even layer over freshly washed skin.

  • Let dry for 5-10 minutes. Or until your skin is tight and the mask is completely dry.

  • To remove simply wash your face with warm water. If needed use a mild soap to get any residue off.

 

Super easy right? The reason I chose these ingredients is because tea tree is an antibacterial and anti-fungal oil that aids in helping acne, since I made the mask for some pimples this was a no brainer! Activated charcoal is a must have in skin care it is said to make pores smaller, help with acne and oily skin, and it has deep cleaning properties. Egg whites mostly serve as the base for your mask but they also have astringent properties which help tighten the skin and reduce pore size!

If you try this I’d love to know what you think, so make sure you come back and leave some comments below!

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