Most people don’t connect that dark, chalky substance known as charcoal with beauty. Our Makeover Essentials beauty experts believe, however, that there are indeed great reasons why charcoal is getting noticed for its health and beauty properties.
Unlike the briquettes you might find in your grill, activated charcoal is a strong detoxifier. It’s been used for centuries in other cultures to help purify skin, hair, and teeth thanks to its properties which attract and absorb the dirt and oil. Charcoal is making its way into various products, from shampoos and facial cleansers to toothpaste. It even comes in eco-friendly bamboo varieties. Let’s take a closer look at how what Santa puts in bad boys’ and girls’ stockings is actually a boon to your daily beauty routine.
Facial masks made with charcoal draw out impurities in your skin that can lead to clogged pores, and then acne. By leaving the mask on for 10 to 15 minutes, you’ll find that your skin is less oily and your pores are smaller. If you want a product for your daily routine, our Makeover Essentials experts recommend trying charcoal facial soap which also has purifying properties.
Most people wouldn’t guess that a black-colored toothpaste could actually make teeth whiter. However, that’s exactly what charcoal toothpaste does. Acting as a magnet for dirt and plaque, it lifts them off of your teeth, leaving a brighter smile. Do keep in mind that charcoal toothpaste does not have fluoride or other ingredients necessary for dental health, so be sure to continue using your normal toothpaste as well.
Greasy hair be gone! Shampoos that include activated charcoal are the ultimate clarifiers as they can pull even more dirt, oil, and yuck from your scalp and hair, leaving your locks light and luscious.
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