I’ve seen so many post’s about people using black charcoal peel off masks and the Biore Pore Strips. I’ve tried the Biore strips and they work great! It pulled out so many blackheads! But, it costs $6 and I don’t think it’s worth buying.
I decided to buy some Activated Charcoal powder so I can make my own mask. One for the face (peel off mask) and one for lightening my underarms.
I bought the activated charcoal powder from eBay for $10 and $5 shipping. I mixed it with a clear cucumber peel off mask I bought from Walgreens for about $4. The charcoal powder is so fine and a little bit goes a long way, so I know it will last a long time. It is definitely worth buying!
Now for the lightening, I got the idea from @farahdhukai on instagram. All you have to do is mix some charcoal powder with some honey and then use a thick makeup brush to cover your underarm or any dark area on your body.
Here is her instagram video:
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🙋🏾HOW TO LIGHTEN DARK UNDERARMS!🌔 🌚It happens. Here’s how to prevent/treat it and get fresh glowing pits!🌝 🔑MAJOR KEY! STOP SHAVING! esp if u are brown! brown skin hyper-pigments easily when it is damaged and shaving irritates/damages skin! WAX/THREAD/LASER instead! 🕊Use this detox and bleaching/brightening underarm mask to lighten up any dark pigmentation ALL YOU NEED: ✅HONEY – 1TBS (measurements dont really matter- you can make more or less of this if you want. Store extras in the fridge -make sure no one eats it) ✅ACTIVATED CHARCOAL – I used the powder of 3 pills ^^^MIX TOGETHER^^^ 🎣APPLY TO CLEAN AND DRY UNDERARM ⏳LEAVE ON FOR 20 MINS SO IT CAN WORK ITS MAGIC- u can relax your arms. Don't need to keep them up like a 🐒 🚿WIPE OFF WITH WARM WASHCLOTH ORRRR IN THE SHOWER 👌🏾DO THIS AS OFTEN AS YOU CAN TO GET THE BEST RESULTS! 😱WHY THIS WORKS!!😱 🤓Honey is a natural bleaching agent. It releases hydrogen peroxide (bleach) which will lighten the darkness 🤓Honey is also a great anti-bacterial and moisturizer (dry skin can give the illusion of uneven skin so itll help moisturize it) 🤓Activated Charcoal is a detox – so it cleans/pulls out all the impurities/toxins and nasties from the underarm leaving you smelling FRESH – if natural deodorants dont work for you, try this mask and THEN switch to a natural deodorant and youll be so fresh and so clean SHARING IS CARING + GIVE THIS VIDEO A LIKE! Help a sistaaa outttt ☺️☺️ Disclaimer: As with any skin care regimen, always do a test patch first to see if your skin is allergic to any of the ingredients. Everyone's skin is different, so result can vary from person to person. I can not vouch for any substitute ingredients. This post is provided for information and educational purposes. It is not designed or intended to constitute medical advice. Please discontinue use if your skin does not react well to the regimen.
Here is what I used!
There are so many uses for Activated Charcoal Powder. Check out the link below for more information: