ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Fashion and Beauty»
  • Bath, Shower & Spa Treatments & Products

Get Beautiful With Charcoal!

Updated on June 19, 2014

Activated Charcoal Is Amazing!

Okay so everyone has their go to beauty routine when they are looking to brighten up their look and I must say activate charcoal is mine! It has so many different uses, and is easy to use and find. I have found that many things that are not all natural can be replaced with activated charcoal and made all natural. This lens is designed to provide you with many of the beauty and maintenance uses for activated charcoal and how I use it in my day to day life.

Whiten Teeth!

I must admit the years of drinking coffee and smoking really tarnished my teeth. I was looking for something to help whiten them after I had quit all of those bad habits, and wanted to go the all natural rout. I came across activated charcoal for whitening teeth and thought I would give it a try. Basically you take a capsule or teaspoon, depending how you order it and mix with a bit of water. Swish it around your mouth for fifteen minutes and spit it out into the sink. Your mouth will be black which in my opinion is kind of awesome! With your toothbrush brush your teeth like you normally would and rinse until the charcoal is gone.

Now the first time I did this I didn't see a huge difference but I repeated it three times a week for a month and wowza! Now my pearly whites are sparkling. I paired it with the Crest Whitening line and the two of them combined worked amazingly well. If you are looking to whiten your teeth activated charcoal is a great way to go. The charcoal absorbs the tannins that coffee, cigs, and other things that discolor teeth leave behind.

Demolish Acne

If you struggle with acne and black heads like I do activated charcoal may be just what you are looking for. Activated charcoal is highly detoxifying and so when it comes face to face (pun intended) with dirt and oil that you carry on your skin, it wipes it out. Personally what I do is just take a capsule and break it open and mix with just a bit of my face wash. I will then wash my face like normal. It helps to combat my breakouts like nothing I have ever used before. Plus the grain of it gives you a bit of an exfoliation! Who doesn't love fighting wrinkles and getting glowing skin? I know I do!

I also will use it as a spot treatment mixed with a little water I will make a sort of paste and apply it to the zit I want to get rid of, and by the next morning it's all gone!

Watch Out!

Make sure you don't get any of the activated charcoal on your clothes or surfaces! There is a good chance that it WILL stain!

Hangover No More!

Due to activated charcoal's great ability to absorb it makes for an amazing hangover cure! Hospitals use it in alcohol poisoning cases, or for those who have ingested something they shouldn't have. The charcoal absorbs and removes toxins from the body. Along with hangovers I love using it for when I get the stomach flu or indulge in something that upsets my stomach. Many people take it daily to help flush toxins out of their bodies. Unfortunately while absorbing the alcohol you will find that it also will absorb any other medication that you take, so be very careful! Activated charcoal saved me during college when I ended up drinking to much and dealing with a nasty hangover. I remember there was a girl who suffered from alcohol poisoning the first month of school and I gave her several of my charcoal tablets when she came back to campus and she said it helped her stomach a ton!

New Guestbook Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Merrci profile image

      Merry Citarella 4 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Interesting idea. I'll give it a try.

    • Coffee-Break profile image

      Dorian Bodnariuc 4 years ago from Ottawa, Ontario Canada

      I knew about the teeth whitening properties of charcoal, but I wasn't aware of its anti-hangover properties. Thanks for the tips.

    • bpratt lm profile image

      bpratt lm 4 years ago

      @AnnaMKB: I absolutely love whitening my teeth with it! Especially because I have sensitive teeth, and regular whitening agents make my teeth hurt :)

    • AnnaMKB profile image

      AnnaMKB 4 years ago

      Very interesting! I knew a few uses for activated charcoal, but they all involved things like aquariums and gardening, not beauty!

      Would *never* have thought of using it as a tooth whitener! *L*


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: ""

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)