Thursday, May 26, 2016
Look Pretty With Magic Black Powder
It’s dark, it’s dirty, most people keep it in their garage, and it can make you look...stunning?
I’m sure you’re familiar with this ingredient — it’s charcoal.
And strange as it may sound, it really is a powerful beauty aid.
Of course, I’m not talking about the briquettes you use for a backyard barbecue.
This is activated charcoal. You can find it at beauty supply stores, major drugstores and online…
And it can have some truly astonishing effects on your skin, hair, and overall appearance!
Let me give you the quick scientific explanation: “Activated” means the charcoal is infused with oxygen to make it extraordinarily porous — which increases its ability to absorb toxins.
In fact, activated charcoal can absorb thousands of times its own weight in toxins, dirt, and impurities. In medicine, it’s been used to treat chemical poisoning and snake bites for years...
But its beauty benefits are quite astonishing too...
1) It gives your hair glamorous volume
When your hair looks flat, excess oils and residue are usually the cause...and your regular shampoo may not be removing all of the impurities that weight down your strands. In fact, many shampoo formulas can even increase residue build-up.
That’s when you bring in the activated charcoal.It goes beyond the surface to clean deeper — pulling out excess oils and damaging build-up, without leaving any residue behind.
Just add a teaspoon of activated charcoal to your shampoo. Lather, rinse...and enjoy your weightless and voluminous new locks.
NOTE: As with any new treatment, it’s always best to do a ‘patch test’ on a small section of hair first.
2) It puts a sparkle in your smile
How does brushing your teeth with a black powder make them whiter? Again, the super absorbency of activated charcoal deep-cleans and helps to lift out stains.
And I know a lot of people — I’m sure you do too — who love their coffee, tea, or red wine. These treats might brighten your day, but they can quickly stain your teeth.
Luckily, activated charcoal lets you enjoy your favorite beverages without harming the appearance of your teeth.
To restore that dazzling, pearly-white smile, just mix activated charcoal with a little water or add it to your toothpaste, then brush.I’ve tried it myself, and the results really surprised me. I didn’t think my teeth were all that stained...but afterwards, I definitely saw a difference!
NOTE: Don’t panic when your entire mouth turns black. Activated charcoal rinses away cleanly and won’t stain your teeth.
3) It brings a glow to your skin
Small pores give your skin you a smoother, more youthful look. So the key to keeping your skin looking great, is keeping your pores ultra clean...and most importantly, ultra tight.
And activated charcoal is absolutely amazing at minimizing the appearance of your pores, because it binds to — and lifts away — dirt, oil, and other impurities.
As a result, your pores will feel clean and look noticeably smaller.
Here’s a simple, but very effective facial mask that helps to give your skin a smooth, virtually poreless appearance in minutes:
You will need:
1 teaspoon of powdered activated charcoal
2 teaspoons of bentonite clay
¼ cup of water
1. Mix the ingredients together and apply to the surface of skin.2. Leave mask on for 10 minutes
3. Remove the charcoal from skin with a dampened cloth
Your skin will feel revitalized and look like porcelain! You may find that your makeup goes on more evenly too.
So I encourage you to experience the benefits of activated charcoal for yourself...
And when your friends see your flawless skin, bright white smile, and healthy hair, I have a feeling they’ll start trying to guess your secret!
As always, your feedback is very important to me. So once you try today’s tips, hit ‘reply’ and let me know what you think...after all, your results are my priority.
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Your Beverly Hills MD,
Dr. John Layke
- I’m a professional Esthetician specializing in treating Acne and I’m also a Beauty Advisor during the day. I’m passionate in helping others have beautiful skin. But at night I am whipping up decadent desserts, amazing pies, and delicious, healthy meals. Cooking for me is an expression of my creative side and I enjoy making meals for friends, family and co workers.