Seeing Beauty in Activated Charcoal

WHAT IS ACTIVATED CHARCOAL?

Activated Charcoal is a fine, odorless black powder often used to treat toxins in the body. Our bodies are unable to absorb charcoal, as toxins attach to charcoal – toxins will move through the digestive track and out of the body. Charcoal is not just amazing for relieving hangovers, it can also work as a beauty product in a multitude of different ways.

CLEANS PORES

Activated charcoal is a great way to remove impurities from the skin and help to absorb toxins which sit on the top layers. When applied to the skin, charcoal can assist in releasing and removing black heads, solve problems in terms of oiliness and it can also help brighten and even your complexion. A little bit of activated charcoal goes along way and it is an amazing all-natural remedy to keep your skin looking squeaky clean.

DIY CHARCOAL MASK

1/2 TSP Honey

1 TSP Activated Charcoal

1/2 TSP Water

Mix in small bowl and use a reusable brush to apply.

You can expect the masks to help unclog pores and absorb environmental pollutants, oil, and dirt from the skin. Charcoal is especially good for people with acne and blackheads as it can help reduce excess oil.

WHITEN TEETH

Activated charcoal has been launched on the market in recent years to claim that it can help to whiten and brighten teeth. This has not been proved by dental associations – however observations suggest that using activated charcoal on your teeth is effective in absorbing plaque and other compounds that stain teeth. Meaning, the chemical properties of activated charcoal is a natural teeth whitener.

DRINK A REFRESHING BEVERAGE

While sitting in your bathroom with your face mask, why not create a Charcoal lemonade to keep you hydrated while you zen? Charcoal lemonade is easy to make and tastes absolutely delicious.

1 litre water

2 lemons, juiced

1 tsp activated black charcoal

2 tbsp maple syrup

Although this drink has claimed to be a ‘detox’ for the body – the word ‘detox’ is always controversial. The body naturally detoxes itself, as long as you are keeping your body at its optimal levels. However, I do love this lemonade for after a night out, with a bit to much alcohol or to help improve digestion.

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