Activated charcoal….we’ve been hearing a lot about it, but what does it actually do? We’ll let you in an industry secret: it’s a detoxing super hero. We’ll be honest, it can be a little chalky, which is why we say invest in a high quality charcoal, like one from organic coconut husks. Read below for the benefits of activated charcoal & ways to use it!
Now read below for the best ways to use activated charcoal. Beauty starts from the inside out, after all…
Get it in an ice cream cone, like the flavor they serve at Morgernstern’s.
“Long used as a detoxifier for celebrity facials in Korea, charcoal acts as a magnet of sorts, drawing out dirt and oil and whisking them away; rubberized masking does this in the most effective way. Lindsay’s Charcoal Modeling Rubber Mask offers the best of both worlds — its rubber-like texture vacuums your pores without drying out the skin. This is a simple DIY mask that is a pre-packaged all in one product with a spatula in a single cup. Super easy to use, but also reveals an amazing result – check out the video demo here.” – From Our K-Beauty Gurus
In a DIY mask From Joanna Vargas:
Charcoal & Clay Detox Mask:
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp yogurt
½ teaspoon of bentonite clay
1 tsp activated charcoal
Apply the mask evenly, avoiding the eye area. Leave on for 10 minutes and remove with a warm damp cloth.
Use it as a tooth whitener. Open 1 capsule of activated charcoal. Dip damp toothbrush in it. Brush teeth as usual, then let sit on teeth for ten seconds. Rinse mouth, then follow with a round of coconut oil pulling to reveal whiter teeth.