Let me set the scene for you.
Its two days before a beauty event and I wake up to the angriest, feistiest rash on my chin. Like red, sore feisty. I literally tried everything in my box of tricks that comes to mind for calming skin down and nothing seemed to work.
Let's call this chin rash Debbie aka Debbie downer. Debbie was mad you guys, like just got fired from her dream job for something she didn't do mad. Usually I turn to Bentonite clay for my skin emergencies when all else fails. I basically had a big goop of clayish green on my chin for 24 hours. Debbie was still there and the b-clay seemed to just infuriate her more.
I had one last trick in my skin box, usually I use this for blackheads and whitening my teeth and it works like a charm. Friends meet activated charcoal. I mixed a half a teaspoon with a coin size amount of my Freeman's pomegranate peel off mask, applied it to my chin and went to bed.
The next morning Debbie was 97% gone and calmed down. You would swear Debbie had a full body luxurious swedish massage and woke up to a Mimosa filled breakfast. That's how amazing it worked in six hours, this literally will be my new skin emergency go to when nothing else works.
Like I mentioned I use it for whitening my teeth and black head removal but here are some other awesome uses for activated charcoal:
- Reduces gas and bloating.
- Treats alcohol poisoning.
- Effective body odor treatment.
- Relieves insect bites.
- Anti-aging benefits.
- Reduces High cholesterol.
Have you tried activated charcoal yet? I suggest you get some and keep it in your skin tool kit for when Debbie decides to give you a visit.
~you can get you hands on activated charcoal at your nearest Dischem, that's where I got mine~