Top benefits of activated charcoal for beauty

Charcoal, as we all know, is the raw product we get out of burning wood, and as much as the result of this burn out is slightly porous, the charcoal remains highly absorbent. When this charcoal is treated using an extremely high temperature or by activation of super active chemicals, the resultant substance is called activated charcoal. So in a nutshell, activated charcoal, also popularly known as activated carbon, is black powder from carbonated materials such as petroleum or wood burnt at flaming temperatures. And even though it is not documented, it has been speculated to have health benefits majoring in beauty. Some of the benefits of activated charcoal include, but are not limited to.

Teeth bleaching 

Many of the teeth bleaching products on the shelves today contain activated charcoal as the main component, making it an inexpensive version of brightening previously not so very good-looking teeth, with claims to having antifungal and antibacterial benefits. While it’s toxin absorbing proponents may be relevant here, there is no documented proof to support its role in teeth whitening and oral hygiene.

Face mask

It is widely thought that activated charcoal can help to bring the microparticles under the skin such as dust oils and any other toxins to the top surface of the skin making cleaning the face easier. It is very popular with teenagers conscious about their out glance. Again, no proven assessment of this innovation but so what, a girl has got to glow right?


Various prominent retail chain stores have shelves and shelves stocked with activated charcoal deodorant as demand keep soaring higher. As charcoal is known for being able to absorb bad smell and odors, that alone makes it ideal for hidden parts of our bodies such as the underarm since with its adsorptive nature, it is thought to be able to absorb moisture as well as being able to control humidity. Body odors are unpleasant in all ways possible.

Skin infection

Traditionally, herbalists are known for using activated charcoal to cure various types of skin diseases. In its powder form made from burnt down coconut shell script, they believe it is a perfect remedy for soft tissue injuries, like skin infections.

Nonetheless, it is important to note that most if not all these uses of activated charcoal have not been scientifically or medically substantiated, and ingestion of it in any way or form orally or otherwise might be detrimental to your health. Therefore, it is advisable that before administering activated charcoal, and especially through the mouth, you require the approval of a certified physician as it can cause a gastrointestinal blockage leading to serious health emergencies.

Having activated charcoal as a choice destination of beauty products is still a work in advancement and with the ever-evolving innovations, it may soon have proven health or beauty benefits. But until we get there, keep in mind that one man’s meat is another man’s poison, but in the end, choices have consequences.