Activated charcoal is the hottest ingredient in beauty right now! Charcoal is known for its power and ability to bind to toxins and impurities. This is a process called adsorption. It can BIND to chemicals, odors or liquids that are up to 1,000 times its weight.
Here are 6 incredible ways to incorporate this powerhouse ingredient into your beauty routine:
1) As a powerful exfoliator
Mix ½ tsp of activated charcoal into ½ tbsp of your favourite cleanser. Cleanse as normal.
2) Deep cleanse your skin with a charcoal mask
Mix 1 tsp of activated charcoal, 1 tbsp clay of choice, 1 tbsp aloe vera gel, and 1 tbsp of water. Apply to face until dry (10-15 minutes). Rinse off with warm water.
3) Spot treat acne
Use the deep cleaning charcoal mask as spot treatment! Leave on for 1 hour to overnight.
4) Clean makeup brushes, loofahs, and toothbrushes
Mix 1 tsp activated charcoal, 1 tbsp castile soap, 1 cup water in a dish. Clean brushes with solution. Rinse well!
5) Whiten your teeth
Dip wet toothbrush into ½ tsp of activated charcoal. Brush teeth as normal. Rinse well!
6) In your deodorant!
the takesumi detox is the perfect natural deodorant, as it features activated charcoal as its superstar ingredient. Bamboo charcoal is a time-honoured Japanese secret for odor control and detoxification!
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