Skin Problem: Treatment with activated charcoal

Skin Problem: Treatment with activated charcoal

June 29, 2018 Off By Martha Spencer

Cosmetic skin imperfections appear for many reasons. The main factor that worsens the condition of the skin on the face, are violations in the work of internal organs, endocrine, and digestive systems. External conditions also have a significant effect on the structure of the epidermis and the functioning of the glands of external secretion. Under the influence of unfavorable ecology, poor-quality nutrition and with improper cosmetic care there are skin rashes, peeling, and acne. Problem skin of the face requires special therapy with the use of medicines and folk remedies. Many imperfections of the epidermis can be eliminated by domestic methods, but in severe cases, it is necessary to undergo a course of treatment in a cosmetic clinic.

What is skin problem?

The concept of “problem skin” in cosmetology is considered as a set of imperfections of the epidermis, which include the following defects:

  • Violation of the production of sebaceous secretion by external glands (dryness or increased fat content of the skin);
  • Inflammation of the sebaceous glands and the formation of acne, blackheads, acne, white acne;
  • Vascular on the face;
  • Pigmentation;
  • Scars and acne scars (post acne).

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With minor manifestations, the listed defects are not classified as dermatological diseases requiring special therapy under the supervision of a physician. However, in severe forms, when skin problems become chronic, professional methods of treating such diseases (for example, in seborrhea, acne) in a medical institution are required. Keep readingĀ

At the first signs of the appearance of acne should pay attention to the state of the gastrointestinal tract and the endocrine system. If the rash does not pass for a long time and is not amenable to treatment by domestic methods, you should undergo a medical examination (take clinical blood tests, tests for hormones).

IMPORTANT! Deep acne in the stage of inflammation should be treated with medicines by the prescription of a dermatologist. If the problem is not noticed, it will lead to early aging of the skin, a change in its structure, the appearance of porosity and pigmentation.

Mask based on activated charcoal and gelatin

Such a mixture can serve as an excellent alternative black mask from China. It effectively cleans the pores of dirt and costs much less. At the same time, its complete safety is guaranteed, since the ingredients are of natural origin, and the composition of the preparation does not include preservatives and other additives.

Coal mask is prepared from the following components:

  • Activated charcoal;
  • Gelatin (partially hydrolyzed collagen protein);
  • Fatty milk or cream.

For one cosmetic procedure, you will need 2 tablets of activated charcoal, a teaspoon of gelatin and the same amount of milk (you can replace it with water). The components obtained are mixed in the following order:

  1. First, the charcoal tablets are crushed, ground into a powder.
  2. Then mix the resulting mass with gelatin. Milk, cream or water is added to the mixture.
  3. All the ingredients are thoroughly ground and placed in a microwave oven to melt and obtain the desired consistency. As a warm-up, you can use a water bath.

IMPORTANT! Before starting the skin cleaning procedure, it is necessary to cool the resulting mixture so as not to get a burn of the skin.

After that gelatinous mask with coal is applied to the skin of the face with a thin layer: on problem areas in the T-zone (forehead, nose, chin). The duration of the procedure is 10-15 minutes (if the contamination is deep, then the mask can be kept for 20-30 minutes). Remove the film gently from the bottom up (start from the sides). After carrying out the cleaning procedure, it will be possible to see traces of contamination on the inside of the film. With a thin layer of mask, all contaminants from the sebaceous ducts, the contents of acne and acne are removed in adsorbed form.

In the presence of inflammatory skin rashes, the milk in the mask can be replaced with aloe juice, which has antiseptic and antimicrobial properties.

It is recommended to thoroughly clean the skin before applying the mask, to steam it, so that the pores open. Use for cosmetic purposes should only freshly prepared mixture, take into account the juice of the activated charcoal. The cosmetic procedure should be performed once a week for a month. In this case, the results will be stable, and the skin of the face – healthy and radiant.

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