Why is charcoal good for our skin?
Activated charcoal is sometimes used to help treat a drug overdose or a poisoning.
When you take activated charcoal, drugs and toxins can bind to it. This helps rid the body of unwanted substances.
Charcoal is made from coal, wood, or other substances. It becomes “activated charcoal” when high temperatures combine with a gas or activating agent to expand its surface area.
How it works for your skin:
The toxins stick to the activated charcoal, it makes a good candidate for a deep cleanser and detoxifier. It’s all-natural and won’t add new chemicals to your skin and hair when you use it. Which means, less for your skin and hair to have negative reactions to and less risk of your hair being weighed down or your pores being clogged with a new ingredient meant to clean.
If you have 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.
It can also treat acne! Use it as a face mask. You can DIY it, it is very easy. Here you have the process:
You will need 2 capsules of activated charcoal and 2tsp of water. Mix the ingredients and put the mixture on your face, then leave it until dry. Peel off the mask, and you are good to go!
Remedy scalp conditions
Dandruff, redness, oily and itchy scalps may be relieved with activated charcoal. You can use it as a scalp treatment before you shampoo or can be mixed in with your shampoo. The activated charcoal will work on your scalp the way it does on your skin and hair: pulling out toxins and purifying. It’s unclear how deep into the hair follicle is being cleaned, but the results should be noticeable.
All of these information will help you out with your problems! Go and buy some activated charcoal and make yourself a mask!