One of the best kept beauty secret has to be Activated Charcoal. People were unfamiliar with the benefits of this ingredient in their beauty regimen, and now when the cat is out of the bag, everyone wants to get their hands on this magic powder. Almost everyone from toothpaste to soap companies is coming up with their version of Charcoal products, they work most definitely, but all of it depends on how they are made and the ingredients included in them. Additionally, they are not too easy on your pocket, so why not you just get your own stock of activated charcoal and get into some serious DIY business, as we show you seven ways activated charcoal will curb all your skin worries.
1. It makes a great peel-off mask
You definitely know this one, this hack has been doing the rounds on Instagram for a very long time now and almost everyone by now has given it a try. If you haven’t, you are definitely missing out on something big! It’s an instant solution to peel blackheads, whiteheads, and your peach fuzz away. To make the peel-off mask, add powdered charcoal to Elmer’s glue (or fevicol; the MR one) or you could just use gelatin instead. If you like, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil, make sure you do not add more than two drops as it might just give you a rash. Spread it over your face, let it dry and peel away!
2. It whitens teeth
Yes, you read that right! I hate the idea of using whitening kits and that’s when I stumbled upon this hack! Your teeth will be pearly white in a few minutes with this hack and it is super easy to use as well. Just brush your teeth with Activated Charcoal like you normally would with toothpaste. This is the safest yet most effective way of teeth whitening without any side-effects!
3. It whitens your underarms
Of course, not everyone is blessed with white underarms, and the constant use of deodorants and shaving may cause them to look darker. It is pretty embarrassing, isn’t it? Make a paste out of activated charcoal and honey and use it every day until you see the results you desire! Super easy isn’t it?
4. It adds bounce to your hair
Majority of the shampoos fails to clear out all the dirt and gunk that gets accumulated in your hair making it look super oily and unhealthy. If you make use of shampoos infused with Activated Charcoal, you will be amazed at how much your hair health improves and how it has a natural bounce to it. Also, when used regularly you will see a difference in your hair growth and length too.
5. It makes a great eyeliner
If black eyeliner is your thing, you have landed at the right place. You may not find the perfect eyeliner or you just want something that stand out i.e. is super black, you can make use of activated charcoal and water to make a customized eyeliner, it can be as intense as you want. Also, this makes a great mascara!
6. It scrubs away dead skin
You can most definitely buy yourself that scrub in the commercial. But does it promise results? Activated charcoal when concocted with Coconut Oil, Glycerin and Bentonite Clay makes an awesome exfoliator which ensures healthier and much radiant skin by clearing up the pores from deep within.
7. It treats acne
One of the best ways to treat acne naturally is to use Activated Charcoal mixed with aloe Vera gel and a few drops of tea tree oil. Use twice a week and watch your skin clear up for good.
Charcoal is an all-natural ingredient in skin care which works amazingly on all skin types and helps get rid of any skin worries! It can be used by anyone and everyone and you will be surprised at how well it transforms your skin. So, which of the above given recipes will you be trying first?
Author: Cidra Khan