If recently you notice on the shelves of cosmetic shops more and more means of black color, then you do not get dark in the eyes of the prices, simply the world of beauty has won activated charcoal. This ingredient in cosmetic formulas does not look very attractive, but it will easily help you become attractive to you.
More and more cosmetics – masks, scrubs and even toothpaste get a deep black shade, thanks to the addition of activated charcoal. Our mothers and grandmothers treated with activated charcoal a host of ailments, from indigestion and flatulence to toxic poisoning. Yes, there are moms and grandmothers – even Hippocrates recommended using charcoal for medical purposes, as well as for water purification.
Activated charcoal is the same wood or coal, only activated by high heating special substances that increase its porosity. It is so porous that the surface area of 1 g of activated charcoal will be approximately equal to the area of the pharmacy where you bought it! Due to this super-porosity, it attracts molecules, atoms, and ions with the same speed with which Moscow majorities attract provincial girls. Read more https://www.glasshousejournal.co.uk/post/activated-charcoal
Due to its ability to absorb other substances, and in particular toxins, in an amount much greater than its own weight, activated charcoal can cope with many cosmetic problems. Cosmetic products based on activated charcoal can be made by yourself. To do this, you only need to buy activated charcoal powder or crush a couple of tablets yourself.
But first we will answer one of the most frequently asked questions about cosmetics with activated charcoal: is there any meaning in it, does not the activated charcoal absorb other useful ingredients of cosmetic compounds? The answer is this: no, activated charcoal absorbs far from everything, it practically does not neutralize strong acids, alkalis, alcohol, boric and another inorganic (mineral) acids and some other substances. But it is capable of adsorbing toxins and even bacteria.
And one more thing: try to warn your family about your cosmetic experiments with activated charcoal in advance – it’s not a sight for the faint-hearted!
Cleansing scrub and face mask
Masks and facial scrubs based on activated charcoal purify skin pores from contaminants and sebum residues, preventing the appearance of blackheads and black spots, as well as toxins and heavy metals. They are suitable for any type of skin, but especially for oily and mixed skin.
To make a scrub, mix the crushed activated charcoal with sea salt or brown sugar in a 2: 1 ratio. Just moisten the mixture with clean water and apply lightly circular massage movements on the moist face. Massage for a few minutes then rinses with cool water.
Mask No. 1: 1 tsp of crushed activated charcoal, 1 tsp. juice of aloe (as an option: rose water or glycerin), 1. ch.l. orange juice, 1/4 tsp. sea salt.
Mask number 2: 1 tsp. crushed activated charcoal and 1 tbsp. Pharmaceutical bentonite clay dilute with pure water until pasty state.
If desired, you can add a few drops of tea tree oil. Stir until smooth, apply to cleansed face and leave for 10-20 minutes or until completely dry. Then rinse with warm water.
Additive for toothpaste
This may not look very aesthetically pleasing, but adding a small amount of crushed activated charcoal to the toothpaste can help remove tooth deposits and stains on the tooth enamel, and also reduce the inflammation of the gums and eliminate the unpleasant smell since coal has the ability to absorb including pathogenic bacteria.
By the way, another property of activated charcoal is to absorb odors. So if you are concerned about an unpleasant smell (for example, in a refrigerator or in shoes), then it’s enough to put several active charcoal tablets there for a while to get rid of the problem.