The ordinary and the jet black charcoal is the best-kept beauty secret. Do you know that it is the most preferred substance in many beauty products? Do you know that charcoal is a cleanser and toxin absorber and can be applied to the face or consumed as a pill? Charcoal isn’t just for your grill—right now, it’s a hot beauty ingredient. People who love activated charcoal say it zaps zits, minimizes pores, and leaves skin and hair looking brighter. The detoxifying ingredient pulls impurities away from your pores. Here is what the charcoal can do:
- It can prevent cell damage and prevent aging. It stops damage to adrenal glands. This can help in delaying ageing.
- 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 the form of soap, it is slightly gritty, which might provide just the gentle exfoliating one need. It will also absorb the oils and toxins on and below the skin. One can use it as a spot treatment also rather than using it on the whole face.
- It can absorb impurities from the body and internal organ. As a result, the skin looks youthful, glowing and flawless. Activated charcoal, which is carbon that’s been treated to increase its absorbency, isn’t new. It’s been used in hospital emergency rooms for years to treat alcohol poisoning and drug overdoses. It acts like a magnet to attract and absorb the dirt and oil. When dirt and oil in your pores come in contact with the carbon, they stick to it and then get washed away when you rinse.
- When your hair feels weighed 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. Regular shampoos remove surface dirt, but activated charcoal will pull out even more. The other difference and this is big, is that activated charcoal isn’t going to leave the residue regular shampoos will, so your hair will feel lighter and have more volume.
- Charcoal eliminates bad breath. It cleanses the mouth and digestive tract. It is due to this reason that it was used as a tooth powder in the paste. It removes dental plaque and whitens the teeth. Brushing teeth with charcoal is good for the teeth.
- Oily skin? Activated charcoal may be just the ingredient you need to balance things out. Used in a cleanser or mask, activated charcoal can pull the unwanted excess oils from your skin, leaving it smooth. You’ll want to do this sparingly ’once or twice per week at the most ‘so that you don’t over-dry your skin. If you already have dry skin, best to steer clear of it for this use, as you don’t want to dry it out even more.
However, there is a word of caution. Taking charcoal as a pill needs expert advice. Do remember to consult the doctor before popping up a charcoal pill.