Tips and tricks

3 Creative Ways to Use Activated Charcoal in Your Beauty Routine 


Hello, lovelies!

Charcoal is an active ingredient in many beauty products. Active charcoal is medicinally used to remove toxic substances from the body, so it is no surprise that it is also an effective beauty ingredient! I use it in a face mask, but here are other uses:

1. Charcoal Mask 

A charcoal mask works by drawing impurities from your pores. It is a good idea to open your pores with a warm cloth before applying a mask. If you do not wish to buy a charcoal mask, it is easy to make one! 

Mix equal parts of the ingredients below until it forms an inky paste. Apply to the face and let dry. Rinse with warm water. 

  • Activated charcoal powder 
  • Water 
  • Aloe vera gel

2. Teeth Whitening 

Charcoal is micro-porus. This means it will trap plaque and whiten. The charcoal whitens while removing impurities. After applying toothpaste to your toothbrush, dab it in charcoal powder and brush as normal. 

3. Create a DIY body scrub

Charcoal powder’s slightly grainy texture makes it a great exfoliator. Mix it into the sugar and liquid you plan to use for the scrub, 

Tips and tricks

Tips for Creating a Sugar Scrub 

Hello, lovelies! 

A sugar scrub is a product used to exfoliate the skin. Brands such as Lush Cosmetics offer various scrubs. If, like me, you live in an area without a LUSH store, creating a sugar scrub is one of the best options! Today I’ll share my top tips for creating a sugar scrub. 

Avoid getting water in the sugar scrub

This will melt the sugar, and cause the scrub to become runny. If any water does get into the scrub, you can pour out the excess water and leave the lid off to let the scrub air-dry.

Experiment with different scents and oils until you determine the best fit

The basics of a sugar scrub include oil and sugar. You can incorporate different oils and scents until you find a combination you like best. Different additions may include peppermint, avocado oil, and eucalyptus.