Activated Charcoal for Your Skin and Hair Problems This Monsoon

Activated Charcoal for Your Skin and Hair Problems This Monsoon

Those scorch rays of the sun, uff!! And then when the monsoon enters, with a lush of greenery in the surroundings, that’s a big sigh of relief right? That cooler environment, the fresh smell of soil, greenery all around, gives a different level of satisfaction.  But, just as you cannot find light without the darkness, monsoon also brings forth a number of adversities as well. Most importantly, many of us tend to develop a number of skin problems during this monsoon because of the high humidity round the clock.

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Eczema, acne breakout, allergic reaction, fungal infections becomes very common problems during this monsoon. Can there be a universal remedy for all of these?? The answer is Yes! The answer lies in incorporating Activated Charcoal in your skincare routine. Hear of Activated Charcoal?? The answer might be yes, but I am sure you haven’t taken a deeper dip into the beauty benefits of Activated Charcoal and also the ways it can keep your monsoon problems at bay.

So let’s look into that:

What is Activated Charcoal?

Activated charcoal is made from petroleum coke, bone char, peat, olive pits, sawdust, bamboo, or coconut shells. It is called activated charcoal because it is made from regular charcoal by exposing it to a higher temperature.  Being heated to very high temperatures it develops a lot of small pores on its surface and then those pores help draw out and bind impurities from the skin.

Benefits of Activated Charcoal?

Acts as a superb cleanser: 

Almost literally activated charcoal acts as a magnet in cleaning the impurities out of the skin. Thus, cleansers with active charcoal act great in deep cleansing the skin.

Helps in balancing oil: 

To remove the excess oil from the skin, this product works.  wonders. It absorbs the excess oil and leaves a lighter feeling skin. 

Has anti-fungal properties: 

Activated charcoal also acts as the antibacterial and antifungal product. This natural product can stop bacteria and fungus in our skin and blocked pores from growing. Its antibacterial and antifungal properties accelerate the healing process for several skin problems like eczema, psoriasis, and acne.

Now, the question lies that how can you incorporate activated charcoal in your skincare regime to get rid of monsoon skin problems. So let’s see the ways to get rid of the following using activated charcoal in this monsoon:

Eczema or other fungal infections: 

Eczema and other fungal infections get worse with the damp weather. The humidity, excess sweat that you get during this monsoon can all worsen it up. In this case, use a soap that has activated charcoal content. It will help remove toxins, prevent infection, and also help in soothing the inflammation.

Acne Breakout: 

If you are having excessive acne issues, do use an activated charcoal mask. The anti-bacterial property of activated charcoal will help lift the bacteria form pores and help to reduce acne.

Allergic reaction: 

If you have some mild allergic reaction from some insect bite o a bee sting or mosquito, mix some activated charcoal with coconut oil on the affected area. This DIY serves as a great remedy! 

Excessively Oily Scalp: 

Mix some activated charcoal powder with your regular shampoo and that will act amazingly to get rid of the excess oil in your scalp and give you non-greasy hair

Activated charcoal has got a lot of people’s attention, and well deservedly so. Dermatologists also recommend activated charcoal, and not just for skin, but also for teeth, and hair. Their amazing properties make them a great monsoon skincare product too!! Do try them out and let me know in the comment section below if you know any other ways also to use this amazing natural ingredient for hair or skin benefits!

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