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Top 10 Uses and Benefits of Activated Charcoal

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Uses of Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal is great for detoxifying your body and skin. It is widely used these days in many skincare & haircare products and remedies. It is the best method for deep cleaning. It has various health benefits as well and is very commonly used in hospitals for treating poisoning cases.


It is recommended NOT to consume activated charcoal directly without consulting a medical practitioner. All the uses and benefits listed in this article might differ for each individual. Activated charcoal cannot be used to treat any underlying health or skin condition.

Activated charcoal has many health benefits. However, these are not scientifically proven. There are many supplements of activated charcoal in the market/online but is strictly recommended to consult your doctor before consuming anything.

Benefits of Activated Charcoal

Some most common health benefits are as follows:

  1. Whitens teeth
  2. Removes bad breath
  3. Lowers Cholesterol
  4. Reduces blood sugar
  5. Relieves bloating
  6. Improves gut health
  7. Cleanses the liver
  8. Detoxifies body
  9. Purifies blood
  10. Improves kidney function

In addition to these health benefits, there are many great benefits and uses of activated charcoal for skin and hair. It is mostly used for deep cleaning and is excellent for removing blackheads & whiteheads.

Benefits & uses of Activated Charcoal for Skin

Activated Charcoal Nose Peel-off Mask/Strips:

Blackheads and whiteheads on the nose are very common and difficult to remove. They cannot be removed by just following your daily skincare routine. This is one of the best methods to clean your pores and remove all the blackheads and whiteheads.

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I have listed some of the great products below which I personally prefer to use.

For best results, steam the area or your face for 10-15 minutes and then use the nose strip. Steam will help to loosen the pores and effectively remove all blackheads and whiteheads.

You can also prepare your DIY nose/face peel-off mask if you do not prefer to use those nose strips. Just mix activated charcoal powder and any peel-off mask available on market (Aloe vera peel-off, orange face peel-off mask) and your mask are ready to use.

If you want to know more in detail on how to effectively remove blackheads and whiteheads, kindly follow the link to the article:

Face Wash/Scrub:

Activated Charcoal face wash and scrub provides deep cleaning of pores and helps to prevent acne, pimples, blackheads & whiteheads by removing excess oil/sebum and bacteria build-up. Face wash should be done every day and scrub is recommended to be used 2-3 times a week depending on your skin type.

Face Masks/Pack:

An Activated Charcoal face mask is very helpful in removing dark spots and pigmentation from your skin resulting in even-toned and brighter-looking skin. It also makes your skin soft, smooth, and supple. You can also use these face masks on your underarms to remove tan, dark spots & pigmentation. Face masks are generally recommended to use once every 2-3 days or as instructed on the package.

Benefits & uses of Activated Charcoal for Hair

As you now know, Activated Charcoal provides intense deep cleaning, it helps to effectively clean your scalp and hair follicles removing all the dirt, oil, and dandruff and promoting a healthy, clean scalp. There are many shampoos online which has activated charcoal as their main ingredient.

Disclaimer: Before trying any product or remedy on your skin and hair, always do a patch test to ensure there is no reaction and you are not allergic to any product.


It was difficult for me as well to believe all these things so I decided to try it on myself and got amazing results. Activated Charcoal is now a permanent ingredient for my skincare & hair care routine.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 Priya

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