Activated Charcoal Facial Mask
Ingredients : Fullers Earth , Kaolin Clay, French Yellow, French Green, Zinc Oxide, Vitamin C, Activated Charcoal & Colloidal Oats.
Directions for Use : 1 tsp -1tbsp clay with 2 tbsp water, or rose/neroli hydrosol.
Activated Charcoal Benefits
Activated charcoal draws bacteria, poisons, chemicals, dirt and other micro-particles to the surface of skin, helping you to achieve a flawless complexion and fight acne. Charcoal is not metabolized, adsorbed or absorbed by the body, but it can be used to treat some poisonous bites and disinfect some wounds. Activated charcoal powder is proven to adsorb thousands of times its own mass in harmful substances, which makes it a popular ingredient in facial masks.
Oregon Grape Root (Mahonia Aquifolium) is best-known for its ability to cleanse the blood of toxins. Its detox effect is a natural result of its ability to stimulate health and beauty benefits.
The entire Oregon grape root plant is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antibiotic.
Herbalists consider Oregon Grape an excellent alternative to the now endangered Goldenseal. infection-fighting, antiseptic constituent berberine. scientifically proven that herbs containing berberine protect against bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
Oregon grape root is also an excellent treatment for placque psoriasis, an inherited systemic inflammatory disease of immune dysfunction whose most obvious visible characteristic is elevated, inflamed skin cells. Used topically, Oregon grape root “can be used in skin washes to deter the over production of skin cells that occurs in placque psoriasis.”
More than one study has concluded that Oregon grape root is more effective for psoriasis than pharmaceutical preparations. A study published in American Journal of Therapeutics, focusing on the topical use of Oregon grape root, showed that the herb was not only effective but had fewer (and less harmful) side-effects.
Kaolin clay is a type of soft white cosmetic clay. It is named after the Kao-ling mountain in China, where the clay was mined for centuries.
In the beauty department, it has been used for facial masks, poultices, soaps, scrubs, deodorants and facial powders.
Kaolin clay is a fine and light clay that has natural absorbency properties. When applied on skin, mixed with a little warm water, it will soak up excess oils and stale sebum on the skin and within the pores.
Purifies Pores & Detoxes Skin
Since it has detoxifying effects, kaolin clay sucks out impurities such as grime, dirt, pollution and germs from the pores. This cleanses out the pores and prevents them from clogging up and causing breakouts. Try this deep cleansing & pore purifying kaolin clay face mask
Kaolin clay can be used as a daily facial cleanser. It is gentle and can be used in place of harsh facial cleansers.
To make a facial cleanser with kaolin clay, place ¼ cup of kaolin clay, ½ cup of colloidal oatmeal and 7 drops of lavender oil in a bowl. Whisk them together then store in a clean jar in your bathroom cabinet. To use, place a little on your palm, mix it with water to form a paste then scrub it on your face. Rinse off with tepid water.
Good for Irritated Skin
Whether it’s poison ivy, bug bites or red rashes, kaolin clay can help. Simply run a warm bath then throw in 1 cup of kaolin clay and 2 cups of colloidal oatmeal. Stir well and soak for at least 15 minutes to get relief.
Soothes Sensitive Skin
Being the mildest of all clays, kaolin clay is suitable for sensitive skin types. It soothes easily irritable skin and skin prone to breakouts, rashes and redness.
Make a soothing facial mask by mixing up 1 tsp kaolin clay and with 1 tsp of liquid honey in a small bowl. Slather this lightly onto your face and leave it for 5 minutes. Rinse off with warm water first, then cold water.
Kaolin clay is good for treating red blotchy painful and pus filled acne. You can treat acne effectively with kaolin clay by making a weekly acne treatment:
In a mixing bowl, add 1 tsp of kaolin clay, 2 tsp of pure aloe vera gel and 2 drops of tea tree oil. Mix well with a cosmetic brush then apply gently all over your face. Avoid the areas around your eyes and mouth. Now leave it for 7 minutes then rinse off with warm water. Splash your face with cold water and pat dry.