This Detoxifying and Beautifying Clay and Charcoal mask helps clear up acne and blackheads, Tightens and shrinks pores, and helps to regenerate skin tissue combating wrinkles and encouraging youthful, glowing skin. Bentonite clay consists of aged volcanic ash also known as “Montmorillonite.” The name comes from the largest known deposit of bentonite clay located in Fort Benton, Montana.It is an odorless grey/cream color with an almost soft, very fine consistency. Bentonite Healing Clay has a high concentration of minerals including silica, calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron, and potassium. It also absorbs and removes toxins, heavy metals, impurities, and chemicals.Bentonite clay is a unique clay due to its ability to produce an “electrical charge” when hydrated. Upon contact with fluid its electrical components change, carrying a strong negative charge which bonds to the positive charge in many toxins.When it comes in contact with a toxin, chemical, or heavy metal, the clay will absorb the toxin and release its minerals for the body to use. Bentonite also helps get oxygen to cells as it pulls excess hydrogen and allows the cells to replace it with oxygen instead.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 absorb thousands of times its own mass in harmful substances, which makes it a popular ingredient in facial masks.
Charcoal & Clay Face Mask 50g
Mix 1 part dry face masks powder (Approx 1 teaspoon) to 2 parts Liquid.
You may use Purified water or Aloe Gel.
Optional: For oily skin you can add apple cider vinegar and for dry skin you may want to add Jojoba oil or hemp oil.
Mix mask in a glass or plastic bowl until it is a smooth paste adding more liquid if needed. DO NOT USE METAL BOWL OR SPOONS. The clay will lose its effectiveness if it comes in contact with metal. Any leftovers may be stored in a plastic or glass container in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks.
Use fingers or a brush to apply mask to clean dry face. First a thin layer, then a second layer over top, beginning where you first started. Let mask dry for 10-15mins ~ 5-10 mins for sensitive skin.
DO NOT LET MASK DRY COMPLETELY ON SKIN.
Leaving the mask on too long is a mistake most people make all too often, the mask does not have to be dry before you take it off, you do not want the mask to strip your face of natural oils. Rinse mask off well with warm water and pat dry. Follow with a moisturizer such as Ember Jojoba & Lemongrass or Emu & Rosehip face oil.
You may use 1-2 times per week.