Oftentimes we head to the local drug store to pick up a facial cleanser and feel overwhelmed by the options yet if you take a look at the ingredients listed, most cleansers are filled with the same yucky stuff. These ingredients include things such as alcohol, synthetic fragrances, dyes and other harsh chemicals that our skin cannot tolerate. These cleansers cause most skin types to breakout by clogging pores and drying the skin so much so that it actually strips it of its natural oils.
With these negative side effects of using commercial cleansers came our Activated Charcoal Cleansing Grains, a 3-ingredient gentle cleanser that is suitable for all skin types. Below is a list of the ingredients and the benefits of each in a facial cleanser.
Activated Charcoal: this ingredient is essential in a facial cleanser. It draws dirt and toxins to the skins surface while absorbing excess oils and balancing natural oils, helping to open pores and clear up acne.
Gluten-Free Rolled Oats (ground): Oatmeal is known as an anti-inflammatory and helps to relieve dry, irritated skin. It also helps to gently exfoliate and remove dead skin cells, which in turn leaves the skin feeling soft and soothed.
Kaolin White Clay: Clays are known for their oil absorbing powers however kaolin white clay is the gentlest making it an excellent addition for both dry and oily skin types. Clays are also known to help boost circulation helping the skin to appear brighter and refreshed.
Directions on how to use the Activated Charcoal Cleansing Grains:
All you have to do is sprinkle a nickel-size amount in the palm of your hands, add a few drops off water and mix into a paste using your finger. Once the paste has been mixed, massage it onto your skin in a circular motion then rinse off. Voila! Fresh and smooth skin!
More than a facial cleanser!
Not only can the Activated Charcoal Cleansing Grains be used as a daily facial cleanser, they can be transformed into a facial mask as well!
To do so, mix 1 tbsp of cleansing grains in a bowl with 1 tbsp of your choice of almond milk, coconut milk, mashed avocado, coconut oil, honey or any other household staple you have stocked. Apply the mixture thickly to your skin all while keeping it away from eyes and mouth. Leave on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse and pat dry with a towel. Finish with our Revive Facial Serum for added moisture!