Summers can indeed give your face a hard time. With all the sweat, dust and dirt, skin care becomes an absolute necessity. What’s better than pampering your face with some homemade face masks? All you need is activated charcoal, which is available in the form of capsules in the market. 

Charcoal possesses the ability to bind dirt, germ and bacteria with itself. When used in the form of a face mask, charcoal can help you in getting rid of your face’s impurities. Made with basic home ingredients, charcoal face masks are ideal for people with all skin types. Try these amazing homemade masks and give your skin the much-needed cleaning. 

Mask For Acne Prone Skin

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Usually people with sensitive skin suffer from the problem of acne, which leads to painful breakouts. These pimples prevent you from using certain beauty products and require proper care throughout. If you face the problem of acne and want to indulge in skincare, this mask is tailor-made for you. 

Ingredients required: 2 activated charcoal capsules, 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel, 2 drops of tea tree oil and a pinch of turmeric. 

Steps to make the mask: 

  • Step 1- In a small bowl, cut open the charcoal capsule and take out the powder. 
  • Step 2- Now add turmeric, aloe vera gel and tea tree in it. 
  • Step 3- Mix everything together and form a paste of spreadable consistency. 
  • Step 4- Now apply it all over your face and let it rest for 15-20 minutes. 
  • Step 5- Once completely dry, wash it off with cold water. 

Make sure you don’t use more than two drops of tea tree oil, as it can irritate the skin. Turmeric will reduce inflammation and charcoal will soothe irritated skin. 

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Skin-Tightening Mask 

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If you are losing the elasticity and firmness of your face, here is the solution for you. This skin-tightening face mask will close your pores and restore your original face volume. A combination of egg whites and charcoal will further prevent your face from getting saggy in future. 

Ingredients required: One Egg white, 1-2 activated charcoal capsules and 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Steps to make the mask: 

  • Step 1- In a bowl beat the egg white well enough, till it gets fluffy. 
  • Step 2- Now add the charcoal powder along with lemon. 
  • Step 3- Combine everything together and form a paste. 
  • Step 4- Apply it all over your face and let it dry for 10-15 minutes. 
  • Step 5- Once dry, wash with warm water and pat dry your face. 

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Mask For Oily Skin

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Blessed with oily skin? It not only makes skin extra greasy during summers but also clogs the pores. This mask will not only get rid of the stickiness but also prevent your skin from breaking out. 

Ingredients required: 2 tablespoon clay, 2 activated charcoal capsules, 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, 1 drop of essential oil. 

Steps to make the mask: 

  • Step 1- Take clay and activated charcoal in a bowl. 
  • Step 2- Mix apple cider vinegar along with a drop of essential oil. You can use rose, orange, lemongrass, tea tree oil or any other essential oil you have. 
  • Step 3- Combine everything to form a paste and apply it on your face. 
  • Step 4- Wait for 15 minutes and wash off with cold water later. 

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Apple cider vinegar is a magic ingredient to get rid of oiliness in a jiffy. Charcoal when combined with clay can cleanse your skin by taking out all the gunk from it. 

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