So .. Im a really big fan of Origins Products since they’re natural, and I really wanted to get the Activated Charcoal mask that they have, but I just couldn’t justify paying $22.00 for something that I would only use as a spot treatment, and for something that I KNEW I could possibly make at home. So I did some reading and I tried out this mixture.. and all I can say is LOVE! OMG SERIOUSLY It literally makes the pimple vanish within a matter of 2-3 days, and for me, thats abnormal because I get a breakout here and there when its about to be that time of month, and I swear that one pimple will last for weeks! NOT with this treatment though!
It has officially become my GO TO spot treatment!
Like I said in the video, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do a test patch before you apply this all over your face (if you’re going to be using it like a mask especially) BECAUSE activated charcoal is seriously like BLACKER THAN BLACK and it can stain your skin (depending on your skin).
YOU WILL NEED:
Activated Charcoal – Powder or Pill Form (this form needs to be crushed manually) .. You can find activated charcoal at any pharmacy.. Im temporarily visiting Miami and I DONT have a car to get around, nor do I KNOW my way around, so I ordered mine online here: http://naturokits.com/remedies.html#activated
(THIS IS NOT SPONSORED .. I PAID FOR EVERYTHING MYSELF.. JUST TRYING TO BE HELPFUL FOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO CANNOT FIND IT, OR FOR THOSE WHO WANT THE EXACT ONE THAT I USED :-D)
Aloe Vera Gel – any aloe vera gel will do, just please make sure that it doesn’t contain any preservatives or any added ingredients. 100% Aloe
Mix these two ingredients together to create a paste and apply to the areas in which you think you need it. I apply it on pimples that I already have, and onto my cheeks, because I feel like my cheeks are more pimple prone for some reason, thats where majority of my breakouts happen (especially when elmo is coming to town)
Let the mixture dry on your skin for about 30 minutes — When it dries, thats when it does the MOST work.. because as activated charcoal dries, thats when it absorbs oil and impurities in the skin!
If you have any left overs of this treatment, you can refrigerate it and keep it in there for about 4-5 days.
I suggest making some based on how much you think you will be using, and making a fresh batch every time you will be using it
I hope you guys enjoyed that video!