Beauty Tip: Loving Charcoal

Radiating health and beauty from the inside out: When your digestive tract and body’s detoxification pathways are clear and optimal, your beauty radiates from within. Charcoal can assist in flushing toxins from your liver, kidneys, skin and intestines to keep your cells fresh, and free of cellular debris. Considering the cleansing benefits of activated charcoal when taken orally, imagine the possibilities when applied topically!

Due to it’s porous, adsorptive nature, activated charcoal is known to neutralize toxins like heavy metals, and adsorb impurities that can disrupt hormone signaling pathways critical for clear skin, appetite regulation and digestion.

As part of our regular daily routine, we slather on a myriad of creams, lotions, cleansers, makeup… Just like a magnet, activated charcoal can help target and cleanse clogged pores at the surface (which makes it ideal for those with acne-prone skin types), draw out toxins from the gut before they get absorbed into the bloodstream, remove stains from the surface of teeth, absorb unwanted odor as a deodorant, and more as part of anyone’s beauty routine. Try, Kaeng Raeng’s Charcoal Cleansing Clay

Charcoal can calm irritations, soothe inflammation, and ease toxin buildup on the skin’s surface, yielding a toned, clear and clean complexion.

Activated charcoal received the safest rating on the EWG Skin Deep Rating Scale, making it an ideal part of your beauty routine.

About the Author

Dr. Brodsky received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto, and is a state-licensed physician in DC. In her corporate wellness-focused practice, Dr. Brodsky uses a myriad of preventative therapies and strategies with an emphasis on the treatment of digestive, metabolic and cardiovascular concerns to address healing from the inside out. She's also an expert for Dirty Lemon.