Happy Wellness Wednesday, Loves! 🌱
Today, we’re getting ACTIVATED!
We’ve all been obsessed with the colorful array of Face Masks every Wellness platform has been featuring in their beauty & wellness routines. Similar to Turmeric (another GG fave, which we covered previously in your #wellnesswednesday series), Activated Charcoal has changed the Face Mask game but why are we stopping at just Black clay masks? Let’s make the inside beautiful too!
In continuing to promote Wellness as far more than a SKIN DEEP trend, let’s get into the true magic of Activated Charcoal: Those of us who’ve used #ActivatedCharcoal in our beauty routines know it is MUCH different from regular, inactivated, “you’ve been naughty this Christmas” coal. Activated Charcoal is produced by exposing natural materials such as coconut (my personal fave) or bamboo to extremely high temperatures in an airless environment. Through this process, the charcoal develops millions of tiny pores that are able to bind to and absorb toxins at a great volume, which are then expelled from the body. Because of this extremely high porosity and absorbability, Activated Charcoal has been used for Purification, Detoxification, and Healing for centuries!
Ingesting Activated Charcoal offers insane Medicinal benefits including Eliminating Bloating & Gas, Relieving Gastrointestinal (tummy) Issues, Aiding in Digestion , Counteracting Food Poisoning, Eliminating Bad Breath, Whitening Teeth & Promoting Gum Health (when used brushing), Counteracting Drug Overdose & Chemical Poisoning! Activated Charcoal can easily be found in Capsule or Powdered form at your local #WholeFoods, #Tradersjoes, #gnc, or #vitaminshoppe. My personal favorites are @NaturesTruth Activated Charcoal Capsules and @CountryLifevitamins Activated Coconut Charcoal Powder.
NOTE: There is a bit of a downside to the magic of Activated Charcoal. Due to its high detoxifying and absorbing properties, you HAVE TO WAIT 1 to 2 hours between taking Activated Charcoal and any other medication or supplement because it will bind to your medication and expel it from your body, so please wait!
How do you make your inside Beautiful too?