Activated charcoal: The Fad that truly works!
Putting charcoal in your hair and on your face might not seem glamorous, especially if its a peel off mask, but it’s been proven to have many benefits if you use it correctly.
This is not the kind of charcoal Santa leaves the naughty, or the kind that makes or burgers taste divine. It is actually a medical grade version of what’s used in air filtration systems. Activated charcoal is even distributed in hospitals as type of emergency treatment for poisoning; chemicals bind to it, and helps remove toxins from the body.
People are eating it, putting it in juices to drink it and use it as toothpaste! But how does this benefit our hair and skin? Lemme tell ya.
This gritty black ingredient will make you shine like the God/Goddess you are.
Many people are finding themselves amazed with the turn out of adding activated charcoal to their beauty rituals.
Think of the charcoal as a magnet. Toxins stick to the activated charcoal. Imagine it being a pore strip, digging into your skin gathering up all the crap we can’t reach, and pulling it out. Yeah..I like that analogy. You now have a deep cleaner and detoxifier.
It’s also all-natural and safe to use on your skin and hair. No toxic chemicals added to your regime. Which means, your skin doesn’t have to worry about reacting negatively to the magic, and no build it results within your hair follicles.
Here are the best ways to use activated charcoal to your benefit
1. Make pores smaller and cleaner
Toxins from our environment clogs up our pores. When your pores aren’t clear, neither is your complexion. Activated charcoal used as a mask, binds to and helps pull the dirt out of your pores, making them less visible (it’s the oil and dirt that makes them appear bigger). This leaves your face feeling nice and clean. (Use it with a good coffee scrub to get rid of dead skin cells.
2. Take care of oily skin
Do you have oily skin like me? Activated charcoal can fix this. Used in a cleanser or mask, activated charcoal can pull the unwanted excess oils from your skin. Don’t do this every day of the week, you don’t want to look like Spongebob when he was all dried out.
3. Treat acne
Depending on the specifics of your acne’how severe it is, what’s causing it and what else is going on’activated charcoal may be able to help. In soap form, it’s slightly gritty, which might provide just the gentle exfoliating you need. It will also absorb oils and toxins on and below the skin. You can use it as a spot treatment if you don’t want to use it on your whole face’just think of it as a mini mask for your blemish.
4. Rid your hair of toxins
Activated charcoal, when used on your hair, can pull out oil, dirt and toxins the same way it does for your skin.
7. Add volume to your hair
When your hair feels weighted down it’s usually not only a feeling. If you’re carrying around enough dirt, your hair will start to sag and regular shampooing may not be getting it all out. Activated charcoal shampoo isn’t going to leave the residue regular shampoos will, so your hair will feel lighter and become more voluminous.
8. Remedy scalp conditions
Bye bye dandruff, redness, oily and itchy scalps. Activated charcoal can be used as a scalp treatment before you shampoo or can be mixed in with your shampoo. It’s unclear how deep into the hair follicle is being cleaned, ( if anyone knows lemme know) but the results will be noticeable.
Have you tried a charcoal face mask or peel? How were your results? Ever used it in your hair?
I hope this helps someone!