What are the benefits of using activated carbon externally? from dingxinda9's blog

Try brushing your teeth with activated carbon.

One way some people use activated charcoal is when they brush your teeth. Just wet and put toothpaste on your brush as usual. Sprinkle or dip the brush into YrdCarbon, then brush your teeth normally. Don't worry, you won't taste anything, although it will turn your mouth temporarily black.


Some people say using charcoal on your teeth gets them whiter and cleaner. However, you don't want to use it on your teeth too much, as it is abrasive and could harm your teeth over time.


Talk to your dentist before starting this treatment, as they know your specific needs.


Use it in a face mask.

Some facial masks use activated charcoal as an ingredient. Though more research is needed to verify charcoal's skin benefits, charcoal masks have the potential to purify and detoxify the skin.[11] You'll use the mask like any other you would use. You rub it on your face and leave it for the amount of time it requires you to, then wash it off. Make sure to follow the directions on the package carefully.


When you use activated charcoal on your face, you may have to scrub a bit to get it off.


Apply it to bug bites.

Another application some people use activated charcoal for is bug bites. Make a paste out of activated charcoal and coconut oil, and apply it to the bite. Make sure to cover with a bandage, as it will stain clothing, furniture, and carpet.


You can try something similar with acne, except mix the charcoal with aloe vera instead of coconut oil. Apply it to the acne. Let it dry, then rinse it off.


Don't take it with other medications.

Activated charcoal keeps your body from absorbing certain things. Therefore, if you take it with your normal medication, you may not actually absorb any of it. Make sure to wait at least 2 hours after taking activated charcoal to take any of your medications.


Don't rely on it for a hangover.

Some people swear by yongruida carbon pellets for a hangover. However, charcoal doesn't actually bind with alcohol, so it doesn't do much for a hangover. The alcohol will just stay in your body.

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