No, we’re not talking about those briquettes you heat up on the grill, we’re talking about activated charcoal. This special type of charcoal has been treated at very high temperatures and steamed to develop tons of tiny pores that increases its absorptive surface area to draw out and trap harmful substances, toxins and impurities.
1. Treats Acne
If you suffer from acne, you might want to get your hands on some activated charcoal…NOW! It’s an acne-fighting superheroine, fighting germs, sucking out oils and impurities, reducing redness, and keeping those pores of yours squeaky clean.
2. Whitens Teeth
It might not look like it, but activated charcoal can brighten your teeth. It scrubs off plaque and tartar from your teeth and bonds to food that stain like red wine and coffee.
3. DIY Makeup
Make your own all-natural non-toxic eyeliner with just activated charcoal and water. Just mix and line. Tada!
4. Neutralizes Underarms
To keep your underarms in tip top shape, use some activated charcoal. It lifts dead skin cells and naturally neutralizes odor.
5. Exfoliates Skin
Activated charcoal works great as a skin exfoliant thanks to its slightly gritty texture. Its impurity-sucking properties is an added bonus!
6. Removes Blackheads
Blackheads LOVE activated charcoal. Suck those stubborn blackheads out with an all-natural charcoal paste.