Charcoal is quite known for its adsorbing properties and is hence used for health and beauty. When used topically, it detoxes and clarifies and purifies skin and hair. Looking out for ways t use charcoal for great hair and flawless skin? Keep reading-
You can make charcoal sleeping mask to cleanse your skin overnight and treat it. All you need is 1/4 cup commercial organic aloe vera gel, 1/4 teaspoon charcoal powder and few drops rose essential oil (optional). Mix everything in a bowl until it forms a turbid gel and transfer to an easy-to-use jar. Use it as a sleeping mask and rinse off in the morning.
Helps even out skin tone and enhance natural complexion. You can make your own charcoal peel off mask and for that, you need 2 tablespoons gelatin powder, 1 teaspoon charcoal powder and 2 tablespoons or more water (as required). Heat it up until combined and gel-like and apply on facial skin while warm. Let it completely dry and peel off in upward direction.
To make an underarm mask, you need Activated charcoal powder and enough lemon juice to make a paste. Apply this on the underarms and let it sit for 20 minutes. Rinse off and pat dry. Best done everyday before a shower.
Helps detox scalp, fight dandruff and keep scalp and hair healthy. To make a scalp scrub, you need 3 tablespoons charcoal powder and enough coconut oil to make a thin gritty consistency. Massage this on damp scalp for 2-3 minutes before shampooing.
You can make your own charcoal clarifying shampoo and for that you will need 1/2 cup mild baby shampoo and 2 teaspoons activated charcoal powder. Stir and use it as a regular shampoo. You can also add in few drops of your favorite essential oil if you like.