Uses of Activated Charcoal (Does it Really Work?)

June 12, 2016

Kim Kardashian is said to use her own blood to make her skin look youthful. While Gwyneth Paltrow swears by a treatment called apitherapy (with the use of bee stings). Truly, celebrities are known for their extravagant and interesting secrets and tricks to keep their skin glorious and stunning. But, of course, even us who are not A-listers or celebrities have our own set of beauty treatments and regimens. The only difference is that ours is on the more affordable side. 

If you think Kim K and Gwyneth's beauty secrets are too much for you and your budget, then, a cheaper yet effective version can be a great option. 

OOOPS! I have too much introduction so I'll just cut it and head to the main topic- the activated charcoal or carbon. 

If you're an avid beauty aficionado, you have already heard about activated charcoal. What is it, what it can do, and does it really work? I'll try to answer these three questions for you. 

*Disclaimer: I am not a professional. The information included in this topic are either researched on the World Wide Web or experienced by yours truly*

What is activated charcoal?

Activated charcoal is a fine black odorless and tasteless powder made from wood or other materials that have been exposed to very high temperatures in an airless environment. It is then treated, or activated, to increase its ability to adsorb various substances by reheating with an oxidizing gas or other chemicals to break it into a very fine powder. Activated charcoal is pure carbon specially processed to make it highly adsorbent of particles and gasses in the body's digestive system. (Source: http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/activated+charcoal)

What are the Uses of Activated Charcoal and does it really work?

Personally, I use the activated charcoal as a teeth whitener and facial mask. 

Activated Charcoal Facial Mask- after receiving a pack of activated charcoal from The Black PH, I immediately searched for ways to make a facial mask. I end up creating a mix of charcoal and water, I can say that it doesn't work for me. So, my second try ended up with charcoal and VCO. This combination is better than the first one and helps to make my face look more radiant. Though it didn't work great for my acne and acne marks.
I also use the activated charcoal as a replacement for baking soda when brushing my teeth. The activated charcoal does help to lighten my yellowish and stained teeth. I do the drill twice to thrice a week to get the maximum effects. 
Aside from the ways I mentioned above, you can also learn about the other uses of activated charcoal: Uses of Activated Charcoal 

After almost two weeks of using activated charcoal, I can totally say that it is worth trying. Plus, the fact that it is packed in a zip lock bag makes it easier for me to store it alongside the other organic beauty products that I'm using. 

RATE: Thumbs Up for The Black PH's The Blaque Activated Charcoal.

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