This mask recipe is the continuation of my charcoal ingredient theme. My skin has recently not been looking its best due to travelling and the change of food and I felt that a good detoxifying mask is needed to help it recover. This mask is amazing as the results can be seen even after one use, it leaves your skin clean and glowing and you can really feel it working.
I absolutely love using activated charcoal in my beauty routine, as it absorbs 100-200 times its weight in impurities and is the perfect ingredient to help purify and deep clean the skin. It draws dirt out of the pores and therefore helps to eliminate blackheads.
Bentonite clay is another great and unique ingredient as it produces an ‘electrical charge’ when wet, giving it the ability to absorb toxins and neutralise heavy metals. It also works to draw the dirt out of the pores and kills acne causing bacteria.
Green tea is very rich in antioxidants and is great at flushing toxins out from the skin. It naturally contains tannic acid, theobromine, and polyphenols – all of which help to repair skin.
Oatmeal is effective in fighting dull skin and dryness as oats contain polysaccharides, which become gelatinous in water. It acts as a natural moisturizer and contains beta-glucan that forms a fine film on your skin as well as penetrates deep into the skin to provide deep moisturizing effect.
For this mask you will need:
5 capsules of activated charcoal
3 table spoons of Bentonite clay
1 table spoon of Green Tea, finely ground
1 table spoon oatmeal, finely ground (optional)
How to make :
In a glass or wooden bowl and using non-metal utensils (so as not to deactivate the negative charge in the bentonite clay), combine all of the powders together until thoroughly mixed.
Store in a glass or plastic jar in a cool dark location when not in use.
Be sure to stir this mixture with a plastic or wooden spoon, as both charcoal and clay pull toxins from metals. Also be sure to store your clay in a non-metal container.
Combine 1-2 teaspoons of the powdered mud mask with 2-4 teaspoons of water or hydrosol. I love to use Organic Rose Water , but you can also use herbal tea, honey, yogurt, milk, or even fresh squeezed juice instead of water.
Allow mud to sit for 5 minutes and then apply to your face. Allow mask to stay on face 15-20 minutes, spraying your face gently with water, toner, or hydrosol whenever the mask starts to feel itchy, dry, or tight. Rinse your face clean using a washcloth, gently exfoliating your skin in the process. After rinsing clean, follow with a toner and moisturizer to close your pores and lock in moisture.
Enjoy beautiful skin xx