Beauty benefits of activated charcoal
Nov15

Beauty benefits of activated charcoal

Was this Cinderella’s beauty secret? Lying amongst the cinders and working in it all day ended happily when her beauty got the prince’s attention and she was whisked away in the golden carriage into happily ever after land. Now you can leave the toils of the fairy tale behind and go straight for Cinderella’s shine and glamour with activated charcoal you can buy over the counter! Great for your hair, great for your skin, great for your insides, it can only help out the best in you. And the best in you will always be beautiful.   What really is activated charcoal? Activated charcoal is created from natural ingredients like coconut shells, bone char, coal, peat, petroleum coke, olive pits, sawdust, bamboo and more. The resulting charcoal is then heated in a special way so that it becomes pure, non-toxic, and even more porous than normal charcoal is. These pores further increase normal charcoal’s properties of absorption, and help to extract and retain within it toxins and harmful chemicals from your skin, hair and body. So it works not by adding anything to your skin, thereby nulling the possibilities of side effects, but by taking away the bad in a super effective way.   What are its broad benefits? Activated charcoal helps us by absorbing excess oils from your skin by: 1. Keeping the pores of your skin clean 2. Deep cleansing your skin 3. Soothing and healing allergic reactions, insect bites and cuts 4. Removing toxins from your face 5. Removing toxins from your hair 6. Keeping your hair voluminous since it does not leave behind any residues 7. Soothing and healing scalp conditions like dandruff and itchiness. These are all benefits from the external use of activated charcoal. Eating it is good for removing toxins and gases from the body, but this should only be done under strict medical supervision. So here we will only talk about the external ways of using activated charcoal.   Some ways to make the best use of your activated charcoal 1. Use it as a facial cleanser Mix well one tablespoon of activated charcoal powder, one tablespoon of baking soda, a few drops of lavender essential oil with half a cup of coconut oil. If required, use a blender to mix all the ingredients thoroughly. Keep the blend in a dispenser bottle for use as and when. Discard if not used up within six months. To use it, take some in the palms of your hands and use it like an exfoliator on your skin. Rub it in gently with circular upward motions for a couple of minutes. Rinse it off...

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