Activated charcoal!! It’s all we are hearing these days. Let me tell you it’s not without a good reason. In fact many skin and hair care products sport activated charcoal to be their main ingredient. As we all know activated charcoal is specifically the proceeds from carbon. It is known for adsorption, yes its adsorption and not absorption; it is the adhesion of the molecules, ions and atoms to a surface. In the same manner when used on skin and hair they tend to remove all the excess dirt, oils and unclog the pores. They are used in various natural treatments. They’re known to remove the toxins from the body when consumed as per expert advice. They not only detox the system, but also help in various severe cases such as alcohol poisoning, drug overdose and venomous animal and insect bites.
The list of benefits of activated charcoal in various arenas’ goes on and on! But lets steer clear from everything apart from skin and hair care. Usually they’re made out of various sources. It is advisable to use the ones made out of coconut shells for all the medicinal purposes.
When I say skin and hair care I was talking about how activated charcoal can be used with other ingredients and products to make cleansers, scrub, facemasks, lip scrubs, bath salts, eyeliner, shampoo’s etc. Here’s a little brief about all the Do-It-Yourself products out of activated charcoal.
Caution: You’ll need gallons of moisturizer if your skin is sensitive or dry. As mentioned above they pull all the excess oil from the skin. Hence use honey or milk to reduce its effect.