You know, being 'basic' doesn't necessarily have to be a bad thing. Oftentimes we look to nature to find remedies and methods to cure what ails us. Charcoal may be a byproduct of fire, our earliest discovery, but it can help propel your beauty regime into the future.
Activated charcoal has been used in medicine for centuries, and now cosmetics brands and beauty gurus are going crazy for it. Wondering how it could help level up your beauty routine? Look no further. Let Grass-fields tell you all the benefits of activated charcoal and why you should add it to your regimen.
It will leave your skin glowing
When made into a face mask and combined with water to make a paste, activated charcoal works wonders. It can unclog your pores and give your skin a nice gentle exfoliation. It even helps make your skin less oily! Let Tameka show you how to make a charcoal face mask at home.
Perfect for white teeth
Okay, so maybe you're a bit sceptical as to how spreading black mush on your teeth is going to make then whiter, but keep reading. For hundreds of years, many ancient cultures have known this secret, and rubbed charcoal powder right onto their teeth and then washed it off to leave them sparkly and white as can be. If rubbing your fingers all up in your mouth is not your style, fear not! Many companies out there now make toothpaste containing activated charcoal. Check out Leah St. Hil's experience of whitening her teeth at home with charcoal.
Your hair will thank you
We know it's surprising, but putting charcoal in your hair actually cleans it! By applying just one charcoal capsule with your usual shampoo, you can strip your hair of toxins and unwanted smells. It can also help reduce dandruff and ease scalp conditions. You could just take our word for it, but here's Shawntas Way to show you how activated charcoal can benefit your natural hair.
There you have it! These are all the wonders that activated charcoal can have for you. Are you planning on trying these beauty tips? Maybe you've already given some of them a go. Let us know in the comments and pop up to us on Twitter to tell us what you think!