4 Ways to Use Activated Charcoal in Your Beauty Routine
Recently, the craze for activated black charcoal has been at an all time high. When looking at it, it is not very appealing but what if I told you that it’s packed with benefits that would do wonders to your beauty routine. So what exactly IS activated charcoal? According to Dr. Axe, “Activated charcoal is a potent natural treatment used to trap toxins and chemicals in the body, allowing them to be flushed out so the body doesn’t reabsorb them…” Here’s how it will ampt up your beauty routine:
Charcoal Teeth Whitening
It is no question that dark foods can stain our teeth overtime. Using activated charcoal toothpaste can naturally whiten your teeth in the matter of minutes. When brushing, it will look a little strange but when rinsing with water you will notice that your teeth are brightened and whiter. You can also buy activated black charcoal by the bulk here. Just add the powder to your toothpaste of your choice, and you’re one step closer to whiter teeth.
Charcoal Face Masks
Using black charcoal in face masks is a lifesaver. Black charcoal face masks help minimize pores and detox your skin in a natural way. Masks with this active ingredient will also refresh your face leaving your skin soft and supple. Some of my favorite charcoal masks brands are the Origins Clear Improvement Mask and the Boscia Luminizing Black Charcoal Mask. Both can be found at any Sephora store near you.
Charcoal Pore Cleanser
If you are prone to having oily skin then using a charcoal based cleanser can help with that. Deep pore charcoal cleansers get rid of unwanted dirt in pores while detoxifying them completely. You can find charcoal pore cleansers in most drug stores. A great one to try is the Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser.
Using shampoos with activated charcoal removes impurities and buildup in hair along with leaving your hair full of volume. It will get rid of toxins in your hair without stripping hair and leaving it dry. A great charcoal based shampoo to is DryBar’s Clarifying Charcoal Shampoo. According to their website, their charcoal shampoo absorbs 100-200 times its weight in impurities and has vegetable protein that strengthens and reinforces chemically treated or damaged hair. So make sure to grab a charcoal based shampoo. Good for all hair types!
Aside from using activated charcoal for just beauty, you can also find many detox drinks with the killer ingredient that help detox your body and skin. I hope you all pick up some of these products and reap the benefits of this powdery black new beauty staple that promote the utmost health and wellness.