DIY: Origins Inspired Charcoal Face Mask
I know it sounds really wierd or at least I thought so because I’d never really considered using charcoal in my beauty routine. I was skeptical when I saw this on freepeople’s blog. After doing some research I am now convinced. It is non-toxic, and you can even put it in your mouth, it is used as a natural cure for ’the digestive system and relieve the discomfort of indigestion, wind and heartburn the natural way (Braggs Charcoal).’ Also judging by the fact that I found an Origins ‘Active Charcoal Mask’ for £20 . The mask is meant to clean your skin and reduce the appearance of pores. I’m super excited about this and have just run to boots to buy active charcoal so I will let you know how it goes. Have you tried this? What do you think?
‘What you need:
1 teaspoon activated charcoal (in powder form)
1 teaspoon water or rosewater
1 teaspoon aloe vera gel or juice
5 drops tea tree oil
1 pinch sea salt
What you do:
Mix all ingredients until you have one even color and consistency. Apply the mixture to your face in a thin, even coat. Allow the mask to dry and then wash off!’
check out freepeople’s blog here for more pictures and full instructions.
pictures from FP blog.