ACTIVATED CHARCOAL FACIAL MASK
Activated charcoal has become increasingly popular in beauty products, and rightly so. This rich black ash has numerous benefits from whitening teeth to alleviating gas and bloating. I enjoy using it in my homemade soap recipes both as a natural colorant and for its many uses for the skin. But what exactly is activated charcoal? Is it the same stuff you use when grilling corn on warm August nights? In short, yes. It is. For the long answer, activated charcoal is carbon that is generally derived from wood, peat or coconut shell. So while its the same stuff you'd grill with, it is actually processed differently. The black powder is very porous and it traps harmful toxins into its tiny pores. Activated charcoal molecules bind with these toxins making them able to be flushed out of the body and washed off the skin.