Activated charcoal is a form of carbon that is repeatedly used in various beauty products these days. The carbon is heated in two different ways to increase its power of absorption. There comes a vast variety of charcoaled beauty products like facial masks, scrubs, toothpaste, soaps & many more.
But the question arises..
Why Activated Charcoal Beauty Products stand out than others?
People have been trying various home remedies to get rid of their skin related problems but the most amazing achievement came when they included activated charcoal in their remedies. I remember when my grandmother used to wash metallic dishes with charcoal to increase its lust & I laughed at her craziness. But, I now realized that as a matter of fact, activated charcoal is not less than a gem for our daily lives. It is capable of eliminating dirt particles & harmful bacteria from one’s skin hence enhancing one’s complexion.
Here I am going to share some DIY ideas for making charcoaled beauty products at home:
Pore minimizer Facial Mask:
Coping up with open pores wasn’t as easy as it is now. Try this simple home remedy & observe the results within a short period of time.
- Take 1 tablespoon of activated charcoal; you can buy charcoal capsules or can make it at home (making activated charcoal at home is a bit technical).
- Then take 1 tablespoon of bentonite clay powder & 1 tablespoon of honey.
- Mix them in a bowl & add a small amount of water to soothe its texture
- After cleansing your face, apply the paste for about 20 minutes (or until it becomes dry).
- Rinse your face & repeat the procedure three times in a week.
You will surely feel the difference with a much tighter & healthy skin.
Teeth Whitening Homemade Charcoal Toothpaste:
This toothpaste is worth-trying:
- Take a capsule of charcoal, empty it in a small bowl.
- Then take a very small amount of toothpaste & mix it well.
- First, rinse your mouth with coconut oil & then apply DIY charcoal toothpaste.
- Repeat the procedure twice a day for effective results.
The list of activated charcoal beauty products goes on & on. Do watch the video for a quick recap and stay tuned for more DIY ideas in our upcoming posts!
Acne is a very uncomfortable skin problem that ruins your social life. You may indulge in a complex or even lose your confidence while interacting with people. It will surely undermine your health due to stress & embarrassment. There are numerous factors that contribute to the development of acne but the most common factors are hormonal changes, infections, genetics, stress or nutrition.
But don’t panic! I am here to give you a quick tutorial for some effective home remedies for acne free skin that are even backed by science. So, stop admiring about those expensive conventional acne treatments that often results in many side effects like irritation, allergies or dryness.
1. HONEY & CINNAMON MASK
Honey & cinnamon acts as antioxidant that is highly beneficial for acne-prone skin. It will greatly help to fight against bacteria & inflammation hence you will get a tighter and a much glowing skin.
How to use?
• Rinse your face with warm water & make it dirt-free.
• Mix 3 tablespoons of honey with 2 tablespoons of cinnamon & mix them perfectly.
• Apply this magical mask on your face & leave it for 20 minutes. Rinse your face with warm water & then with cold water to close all the pores.
• Continue the procedure for one week to get the desired results.
2. TURMERIC FACIAL MASK
This mask is most widely used in Asian countries before wedding ceremonies. Turmeric facial mask is a proven acne remedy for all types of skins. Moreover, it rejuvenates your skin hence helping to clear all sorts of acne.
How to use?
• Mix together half cup of chickpeas flour, sandalwood powder, almond oil & 2 tablespoons of turmeric powder.
• Add a small quantity of water to make a fine paste.
• Apply it on your acne-prone skin for about 15 minutes.
• Rub with both palms to remove the mask.
3. ALOE VERA MOSTURIZER
Aloe vera is a tropical plant that is used by dermatologists all over the globe. Its gel is added to creams, ointments & other supplements to treat complicated skin conditions. It contains salicylic acid & sulfur that are proven ingredients to treat severe acne conditions.
How to use?
• Take the gel out from aloe vera plant & apply directly on your skin.
• Moisturize your skin thoroughly for the desired results.
• Repeat the process daily for quick results.
Last but not the least, home remedies are always worth trying for getting an acne-free skin rather than opting expensive conventional treatments!
UPDATE: Don’t forget to check out the video!
Lipstick is the essence of our traditional & casual makeups; it is indeed an art that can easily be mastered through some techniques. If you are one of those struggling to cope up with a quick fading lipstick or a lipstick that dries your lips & sometimes even end up on your teeth, then here is a quick guide to master this art perfectly.
EXFOLIATE FOR A SENSATIONAL BLEND:
The first and foremost step is to prepare your lips to avoid any flakiness. Exfoliate your lips by using a soft & damp toothbrush. Do not forget to apply a lip balm that will ultimately help in producing a smoother lip texture. A lip primer may also be used for achieving a long-lasting hydration & color stay.
APPLYING A BASE:
If you want to get rid of an even lip tone, then use a base or concealer on your lips before applying any lipstick shades. Use a flat brush for applying compact powder to seal the base & bringing the true shades of lipsticks.
MAGIC OF A LIP LINER:
Majority of the women apply lipstick directly on their lips without using a lip liner. It not only results in quick fading but also results in broken edges of your lipstick. So, try to use a matching lip liner with your lipstick shades & carefully draw the outline to define your natural lip line.
FINALLY-IT’S YOUR LIPSTICK’S TURN:
Apply your lipstick by using a lip brush to cover the inner edges of your lips & intensify the color according to your needs. Now blend it precisely with your lip liner to give a perfect look. If you are using a matte lipstick, you can add some definitions like lip gloss to give a pouty look.
* Please note this is not a sponsored post. The pictures are the property a makeup artist, Zainab Taha. She is a self taught freelancer and can be contacted via her Group on Facebook.
Written by: Sumayya Feroz
Edited by: Rosheena
This is not a paid post.
Hey everyone, hope you all are fine and refreshed after the Eid break, back to the boring daily routine.
Eid was hectic to say the least and due to all the regular application of heavy make up my skin was looking tired and asking for some attention. I have sensitive skin and it reacts quickly if I don’t follow the normal regime. Fortunately, my family understands that and among other Eid gifts, I also got L’Oréal Pure Clay Detox Mask which I decided to try.
It comes in ready to use packaging so all you need is to cleanse your skin and apply directly to your face. As I mentioned earlier, I have sensitive skin so I could feel a little tingling. So I would suggest a patch first to ensure it suits your skin. I left it for 15 minutes to dry and then washed it with normal water.
• It has a very good smell.
• It made my skin very clear and soft.
• It sucked out all extra oil and blackheads. It made my skin a bit dry so I applied moisturizer afterwards.
Verdict : I loved it and will be using it in the future!
Written by Sumayya Feroz
Edited by Pragya Shrivastava
I have always put emphasis on finding alternatives for beauty treatments, which are both time and money consuming. So here is a protein treatment for hair which you can try at home.
HONEY 1 table spoon
ALMOND OIL 2 tablespoon
VITAMIN E CAPSULES 2
HOW TO USE: Whisk all the ingredients properly. Apply with fingers or brush on your hair from root to tip. After applying the mixture wrap your hair with a hot towel and a shower cap and leave it for 1-2 hours, now you can enjoy your popcorns while watching TV or finish your chores. After 2 hours wash your hair with shampoo of your choice. At the end of the shower, use a mixture of one table spoon of ACV (apple cider vinegar) in a big cup of tap water to rinse your hair.
RESULTS: As Mr. Egg is rich in proteins, amino acids etc., it will give your hair a nice smooth texture, but please be patient because home remedies take time.
You can repeat this home remedy in every 15 days but if your hair is damaged because of excess exposure to heat (blow dryers, straighteners, curlers) repeat this once in a week.
Finally , I want to share my thoughts on people getting very materialistic these days, running after the high end products whether they can afford it or not. Please for the sake of your peace don’t do this. If you cannot go to salon for facials or any other treatments don’t be depressed instead find alternative products and home treatments. And be thankful to your creator for you can even afford home treatments, you have an egg to apply on your face or hair where millions of people still don’t have anything to eat, so next time don’t be depressed when you see someone around using high end products.
Love you all, Sumayya
Sumayya is a microbiologist, who loves experimenting with beauty products and makes sure she looks and feels good even when she is short on time.