Activated Charcoal – The Beauty Benefits

 

Activated charcoal is appearing to be in so many more beauty

If you didn’t already know the beauty benefits, let me fill you in

 

What Is Activated Charcoal

A natural remedy used to flush toxins and chemicals out of our bodies so they wouldn’t be reabsorbed

Also known as activated carbon

It can be used to treat some types of poisoning or ingestion. As well as the symptoms of indigestion, flatulence and diarrhoea

Made up of a finely milled black powder from coconut shells, bone char, olive pits, coal, sawdust, or other materials

The charcoal is processed with high heat, which “activates” it

This changes its internal structure, making it more porous than regular charcoal

 

Beauty Uses

Teeth Whitening

One of the first main uses I heard about was for teeth whitening

Completely true, tried and tested

You brush your teeth with a charcoal toothpaste or tooth polish and you will see the difference after just a couple of uses

It is suggested that the activated charcoal compound absorbs the plaque and other toxins that stain your teeth

The toothpastes and tooth polish’s don’t taste like charcoal, they still have a minty element added

 

Face Masks

Using a charcoal face mask will give your skin a deep clean, this is especially good for those who regularly wear lots of make up

The charcoal will make your face soft and supple as well as minimise pores

The charcoal binds itself to the oil and dirt on your face and draws them out. It is the dirt and oil which makes your pores appear bigger in the first place

Charcoal on your face is especially good if you suffer from acne

Using these types of masks more than once a week can dry your skin out, so try and restrict how often you use them

If you want some tips on how to look after your skin in the winter months take a look at this post 

 

Hair Volume

A hair purifying kit containing charcoal could be just what your hair needs

If you feel your hair is heavy or lifeless and weighed down, a charcoal purifying shampoo will help

If you don’t want to swap your usual shampoo for this you can try and add a charcoal capsule to it instead

 

Charcoal is not metabolised, adsorbed or absorbed by the body

Seek activated charcoal made from a sustainable source like coconut shells or identified wood species

Binchotan, made purely from Japanese Ubame oak, is known as the crème de la crème of activated charcoals

Charcoals should always be kept in a sealed container as it can absorb any impurities in the air

 

So if you have been contemplating trying it but wasn’t quite sure whether to or not, these are some uses I would definitely recommend

Let me know if use activated charcoal to treat anything, or if there is anything else you can think it is good for?

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Activated Charcoal - The Beauty Benefits

51 Comments

  1. Tracy Nixon
    15/10/2018 / 07:22

    I’ve tried the tooth paste – couldn’t get used to the black clolour though!

  2. bev
    15/10/2018 / 08:22

    Sounds great – I’ll look out for this.

  3. Alica
    15/10/2018 / 08:44

    I have tried a few face masks and face washes but found them all quite drying but it might be just my sensitive skin!

  4. Margaret Clarkson
    15/10/2018 / 08:59

    Fascinating, great to read about this.

  5. Helen B
    15/10/2018 / 09:01

    I have tried charcoal toothpastes 🙂

  6. Nicola Marshall
    15/10/2018 / 09:34

    I have used the face mask and nose strips and loved them both.

  7. Annabel Greaves
    15/10/2018 / 12:46

    Looks like a great product

  8. Amy simpson
    15/10/2018 / 18:25

    Ive tried charcoal toothpaste,but didn’t like it

  9. Mary Heckles
    15/10/2018 / 22:24

    I never realised all the benefits of charcoal!

  10. A S,Edinburgh
    15/10/2018 / 22:43

    It’s fascinating that it can help in so many ways. Everyone should be very careful with any treatments that might involve ingesting it, though, as it can absorb medications, so do check with your doctor that it’s safe for you first.

  11. Tracey Hallmark
    16/10/2018 / 00:29

    Like the sound of the toothpaste I’ll definitely be trying it out, is there a particular brand that does it or are there lots to use from do you know. I’ll be passing on the benefits to my sister too who is an acne sufferer.

  12. bev
    18/10/2018 / 07:43

    I wasn’t impressed with the performance of charcoal toothpaste.

  13. sarah m
    18/10/2018 / 17:10

    Thanks for the recommendation. I’ll be sure to give it a try!

  14. Sarah Russell
    19/10/2018 / 00:55

    Great tips! l had no idea Charcoal could be used like this!.

  15. Heather Haigh
    20/10/2018 / 00:53

    As someone with multiple food intolerances, I always keep some activated charcoal capsules on hand to ease bloating if I inadverantly eat something that doesn’t agree. Just got some for my teeth in a tub too.

  16. William Gould
    20/10/2018 / 07:53

    This is a very interesting read which I shall go through with my wife later!

  17. Hazel Rea
    24/10/2018 / 13:52

    I was wondering about using charcoal – but it has more benefits than I knew about.

  18. Alice Gilkes
    24/10/2018 / 22:07

    Great article. I have never thought about using charcoal as a beauty product before. I shall have to try it.

  19. Gillian Hitchen
    27/10/2018 / 13:43

    Not sure, bone char does not sound nice!

  20. Jean Cassell
    29/10/2018 / 13:38

    We never go abroad without charcoal capsules, wonderful for upset tummies so I guess charcoal works within and without.

  21. Claire Nutman
    30/10/2018 / 21:55

    Didnt realise its quite versatile isnt it?

  22. Susan B
    31/10/2018 / 15:02

    I found your piece absolutely fascinating as I have previously been advised to try it for digestion but am unwilling to do so. I am up for trying one of the non-ingested uses, though!

  23. Louise Smith
    31/10/2018 / 21:25

    Used the charcoal toothpaste but couldn’t see a difference

  24. Rich Tyler
    01/11/2018 / 13:34

    Never thought of using charcoal before!

  25. Michelle whyte
    01/11/2018 / 19:06

    Tried the charcoal powder for teeth…it was great but black remnants all over the bathroom lol

  26. Danielle Sedgebeer
    02/11/2018 / 21:43

    Need to try the shampoo!

  27. Abigail Cullen
    03/11/2018 / 11:57

    I must admit I have tried a charcoal activated toothpaste before which was really good and helped to brighten my teeth.

    I would next love to try a face mask with charcoal ingredients.

  28. Andrea Fletcher
    04/11/2018 / 13:02

    Never tried anything with charcoal. Not sure about black toothpaste.

  29. Lorna Ledger
    04/11/2018 / 17:43

    Thanks for this, I have really sensitive teeth, do you know if it;s ok to use with that?

  30. Amy Bondoc
    07/11/2018 / 04:20

    i have brought so many of these products but never get to try them, my daughter uses them all lol

  31. Lindsey Stuart
    09/11/2018 / 12:10

    This is such a great post! I would love to try the teeth whitening, it is amazing to read it works!

  32. Rebecca Mercer
    09/11/2018 / 14:56

    I’ve used charcoal toothpaste and face mask can’t seem to see much difference if I’m honest

  33. Rebecca Nisbet
    11/11/2018 / 11:38

    Didnt Queen Elizabeth brush her teeth with charcoal?

  34. Laura Wheatley
    13/11/2018 / 12:45

    Ive tried charcoal toothpaste and wasnt keen, just because I have sensitive teeth and seemed to make it worse. I love the face masks though

  35. Amanda tanner
    13/11/2018 / 15:01

    Think I’m going to try the toothpaste and cask mask both sound great

  36. Emma Lamb
    14/11/2018 / 04:05

    I’ve used the face mask and tooth paste. Not sure if it was the toothpaste brand as it didn’t seem to do any good.

  37. Carolyn E
    14/11/2018 / 14:01

    I am glad you explained that. I have been intrigued about charcoal products but have not tried them – now I have the motivation to give them a go, thanks to you.

  38. Anthea Holloway
    18/11/2018 / 16:16

    Wow – I didn’t know that charcoal had all these uses!

  39. James Travis
    18/11/2018 / 17:13

    Looks a great product

  40. Emily Smith
    19/11/2018 / 00:17

    I do love a pamper session.

  41. paula cheadle
    20/11/2018 / 01:02

    never used any charcoal products, but will have too look in to it

  42. Sheila Reeves (CakeReev)
    20/11/2018 / 07:10

    I haven’t used it for anything like toothpaste or masks, but I have had some when I had a stomach upset

  43. 20/11/2018 / 08:17

    Never tried this but have tried the toothpaste I didnt really like it though

  44. Iris Tilley
    20/11/2018 / 10:13

    Very interesting and totally useful There’s alot of Dare I say diaharria going around at the moment. Definitely having a nosey Thank You

  45. Helen Winson
    20/11/2018 / 10:14

    Why haven’t I tried this yet!

  46. Jeanette Leighton
    20/11/2018 / 10:57

    I have never tried this but would love to use on my teeth to see if it works

  47. Denise walton
    20/11/2018 / 12:21

    I’ve not tried them ,I will have to try

  48. Tess D
    20/11/2018 / 12:26

    have seen a lot of beauty products with this in recently so great to know the actual benefits x

  49. Lauren Jeffs
    20/11/2018 / 13:55

    always wanted to try this!

  50. Georgie Wright
    20/11/2018 / 19:52

    I tried a charcoal toothpaste years ago and didn’t get on with it but it might be time to try it again!

  51. Tee Simpson
    20/11/2018 / 22:09

    I have not long started using this. I love the toothpaste and the soap.

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