Activated charcoal has been used for thousands of years to cleanse and detoxify the body. Whats the difference between charcoal and activated charcoal? Well, they are almost identical – the only difference is that activated charcoal has been created solely for medicinal use. Activated charcoal is heated with a gas that causes the charcoal to expand, creating a porous surface that traps toxins.
Activated charcoal works because it chemically binds other substances to its surface and can absorb thousands of times its own weight!!! It also has an incredibly large surface area due to all of its pores – one cubic inch of charcoal has the surface area equivalent to a 150,000 square-foot field. This is why just a bit of charcoal can absorb so many toxins, atoms, and ions.
When applied topically, activated charcoal goes deep into your pores to remove toxins (and makeup), leaving your skin vibrant and smooth. This is easy to make face mask at home!
DIY Charcoal Face Mask
2. Mix together until it is in a paste.
3. Apply topically to skin and let dry. Rinse and enjoy!