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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15 ways to get straight hair naturally
Jun28

15 ways to get straight hair naturally

You don’t have to be born with naturally straight hair to have it   People with curly or wavy hair are not always happy with it, especially on humid days when their hair frizzes out, and either go for a harsh chemical straightening at the salon or sit back and curse their genes. Why do that when you have so many natural options to choose from which you can do yourself at home? Here are a few suggestions which might not give you salon-treated straight hair, but more natural looking straighter hair than before. Try them to see which suit you best, and have healthy and straight hair all the time!   1. Coconut milk with lemon juice treatment   Mix a quarter cup of coconut milk with one table spoon of lemon juice and refrigerate it overnight. When you wake up, apply this to your hair in the direction from the roots to the tips. Leave it on for about half an hour before washing off with cold water and a mild shampoo that is free of sulfate. Repeat once a week for best results.   2. Milk spray treatment Spray your hair to saturation with milk in a spray bottle. Leave it on for about half an hour before washing it off with cold water. Repeat twice a week for best results.   3. Warm castor oil and coconut oil treatment Mix the two oils while warm and apply it not just to your hair but your scalp as well. Once saturated, start gently massaging your scalp for about fifteen minutes. Now leave it on for about half an hour before washing it off with cold water and a mild shampoo that is free of sulfate. Repeat twice a week for best results.   4. Milk and honey treatment Mix a quarter cup of milk with two table spoons of honey well. Completely cover your hair with this mix. Leave it on for two hours before washing off with cold water and a mild shampoo that is free of sulfate. Repeat once a week for best results.   5. Eggs and olive oil treatment Whisk two eggs with three table spoons of olive oil till they have completely blended. Apply this into your hair. Leave it for about one hour before washing off with cold water and a mild shampoo that is free of sulfate. Repeat once a week for best results.   6. Eggs, rice flour, fuller’s earth and milk treatment Mix the white of one egg with five table spoons of rice flour, one cup of fuller’s earth and a quarter cup of milk. More milk...

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