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7 Ways Activated Charcoal Can Solve All Your Beauty Problems

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One of beauty’s little known secrets is activated charcoal. It’s usually available in a powder form, and it’s best when bought natural, made from a coconut source.

We’ve all seen charcoal masks, toothpastes, and soaps that claim to get rid of everything from yellowing teeth to acne. I’m here to say that they work but it depends on the composition of the product, the other ingredients, etc.

Plus, they aren’t always easy on the pocket. So, why not invest in your own stash of pure, activated charcoal and get going with some DIYs to solve all your beauty problems?

 

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Nature’s Tattva Activated Charcoal Fine Powder – From Coconut Shell (Rs 250)

 

1. DIY Teeth Whitening

With hundreds of bloggers posting about brushing your teeth with activated charcoal, it’s safe to say that it works. Plus, it’s natural! It doesn’t have to be a capsule form, but in case you’re unsure, you can always head to your nearest chemist for the tablet form of activated charcoal.

 

2. Peel-Off Mask

If you love peel-off masks to get rid of whiteheads and peach fuzz, then activated charcoal is a great addition. If you want to use gelatin, or a gelatin replacer, instead of glue, then go ahead and do that! Feel free to use peppermint, rosehip, castor, coconut, or rosemary oil for this mask. Just make sure you don’t use too much oil, especially essential oils, as they can give you a rash.

 

3. Wash Off Mask

This mask is so great for acne-prone skin! It’s got soothing products like aloe vera and tea tree oil to target pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, and more. Most of these products, you’ll have right at home!

 

4. Charcoal Cleanser

If you’ve got time on your hand, then you can order most of these products online. Replace the Indian clay in this video with any face clay. It’s got an exfoliating factor, a moisturising agent, and a cleansing agent, making it the perfect face wash.

 

5. Whiten Your Underarms

Oh, lord! Isn’t this a problem a lot of us have had? This DIY is so great for dark underarms, you’ll never want to cover them up again. Plus, it’s just charcoal and honey.

 

6. DIY Eyeliner

The black of activated charcoal is so pigmented that it makes for great eyeliner! If you’re a fan of organic, home-made stuff, no better option than this to take care of those precious eyes.

 

7. Charcoal Hair Mask

Activated charcoal doesn’t just work for your teeth and skin, but for your hair too! It pulls out toxins from your scalp the way it does for your skin, leading to longer, thicker hair.

Our beauty writer is also an amazing makeup artist (check out some of her awesome videos on the site!). This skincare enthusiast is also a bonafide globetrotter and boss babe.

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