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How To Use Activated Charcoal In Your Skincare Routine
By ANNA DENSON
Activated charcoal provides various benefits, and now you can implement it in your skincare routine. Activated charcoal comes in a very fine powder, and you can get your masks and scrubs from store shelves or make them yourself.
This new addition to your skincare routine will detoxify and help clear your skin of impurities, and dermatologist Dr. Corey L. Hartman says, “Activated charcoal helps clean the skin by removing oil, debris, and dead skin cells from the skin's surface.” Hartman adds to use charcoal once or twice weekly to clear out pores and help prevent breakouts.
If you want inexpensive DIY skincare, create your own face mask by adding 1 teaspoon of bentonite clay to 2 teaspoons of water, let it soak for a few minutes, then add 1 teaspoon of activated charcoal, half a teaspoon of raw honey, mix it, and let it sit on your face for 15 minutes. You can also create an activated charcoal face scrub to get rid of any impurities.