Activated charcoal has in the recent years earned a great reputation in the beauty industry for its many hair and skin benefits. Activated charcoal is a natural cleanser—it has the miraculous ability to draw out toxins and impurities from within. This is why it is commonly used to deep cleanse skin and hair. Moreover, it’s completely natural, so you’re doing your skin no harm by using this as a cleanser.
What is activated charcoal?
Activated charcoal is a substance derived from carbon. Carbon is processed in order to induce small, low-volume pores on the surface and increase its total surface area. This process results in activated charcoal (also known as activated carbon). Because of its expanded surface area, it has the ability to absorb toxins and impurities.
What are the benefits of activated charcoal?
Activated charcoal has many beneficial uses. It is used for industrial, chemical, healthcare and skincare purposes owning to its ability to remove toxins.
Some of the benefits of activated charcoal for skin care and hair care include:
- Deep cleansing the skin
- Making your pores smaller and cleaner
- Treating acne and healing scars
- Controlling excess oil on the skin
- Soothing skin irritations
- Cleansing the scalp
- Treating dandruff
- Adding volume to the hair
How do you use activated charcoal for your skin?
There are many ways in which you can use activated charcoal for your skin. If you’re using activated charcoal for acne scars, you can use it as a soap or a face mask. It is also effective as a spot treatment. You can also use activated charcoal for underarms in the mask form to help lighten them.
How do you use activated charcoal for your hair?
The best way to use activated charcoal for your hair is to mix it in with your regular shampoo. This will help deep cleanse your scalp, get rid of toxins, treat common scalp conditions and add volume to your hair. You could also use an activated charcoal hair mask for the same results.
Activated charcoal is indeed the magical ingredient we all need for beautiful skin and hair. Make use of it for a beautiful and glowing you!