Everybody, everybody! It is time to put some charcoal and green tea on our faces!
If you are wondering, “What the what, Melissa?? Why would I do that?!” Then allow me a few quick moments to tell you about the skin-loving benefits of the ingredients in this recipe.
Using Green Tea on the skin…
- will help shrink pore size and balance oil production
- can reduce the appearance of fine lines and puffiness around the delicate eye area
- cleanses and helps kill bacteria, lessening acne and breakouts
- binds to toxins and impurities and helps to flush them
- soaks up extra oils and debris in the skin
Peppermint Essential Oil…
- cools and soothes the skin
- is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-microbial, making it a powerful tool against breakouts
- can improve the texture of oily skin
- help to detoxify the skin and absorb excess oils and impuritites
- soften, nourish, and condition the skin
DIY Cleansing Face Mask with Charcoal + Green Tea
- 2 Activated Charcoal Capsules (buy here)
- 2 tsp White Kaolin Clay for all skin types, especially dry/sensitive (buy here)
OR Bentonite Clay for all skin types, especially combination/oily (buy here)
OR Fuller’s Earth Clay for very oily/acneic skin
- 1/2 tsp Organic Vegetable Glycerin (buy here) or Pure Aloe Vera Gel (buy here)
- 4 drops Peppermint Essential Oil (buy it here)
- 1.5 tsp Fresh-brewed Organic Green Tea (buy here) or Water
- Brew yourself a nice strong cup of Organic Green Tea.
- Using a non-metal bowl and spoon, mix the charcoal, clay, glycerin, and essential oils together.
- After the tea has finished steeping, add 1.5 tsp of it to the bowl and mix until well combined. (Drink the rest, of course!)
Apply the charcoal mask liberally to a clean, dry face. Allow the mask to dry for 10-15 minutes, and then remove using a wet washcloth or facial sponge. For best results, use 2 times per week as part of your regular skincare routine.
No sweat. You can try this amazing charcoal balancing mask from Beautycounter that contains all 5 of the ingredients in our recipe! Beautycounter’s version also contains salycilic acid, which is an awesome ingredient to really clear out blackheads!
To read more about this DIY recipe, check out the full post I wrote for the Rubies & Radishes blog.
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