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5 Incredible Skin Benefits of Activated Charcoal

Have you heard of Activated Charcoal? I am sure you have, the beauty industry in recent years has witnessed an incredible surge in the popularity of this fine black powder. Known for its detoxifying properties, activated charcoal has become a staple in various beauty and skincare products, ranging from cleansers and masks to soaps and toothpaste.

We even created our very own natural clay face mask after learning of its amazing skin benefits, Detox - Activated Charcoal Face Mask (basically a magnet to your blackheads).


But what exactly is activated charcoal?

This jet black powder is made from natural ingredients like coal, coconut shells, or wood pulp, and broken down into tiny pieces (cool right?). The charcoal is then activated when it’s heated to a very high temperature. This then changes its structure and gives the fine carbon powder a larger surface area, making it more porous and perfect for a list of skin uses.


What makes activated charcoal a skincare superhero?

Here, we'll explore our top 5 reasons why incorporating activated charcoal into your routine can transform your skincare game for the better:


1) Activated Charcoal for a Deeper Cleanse

Activated charcoal is renowned for its exceptional ability to draw out impurities and toxins from the skin. Its porous structure enables it to absorb substances, effectively trapping dirt, oil, and pollutants. Adding activated charcoal into your skincare routine can help unclog pores and leave your skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated.


2) Activated Charcoal for Controlling Excess Oils

For those struggling with oily skin (we hear you), activated charcoal can be a real game-changer. It acts as a natural absorbent, soaking up the excess oil without over-drying the skin. This makes it the perfect ingredient for those of you dealing with acne-prone or combination skin, helping to balance oil production and reduce the risk of breakouts.

We do have to mention that this is the reason why we created Detox, our activated charcoal clay face mask. This clay mask will quite literally act like a magnet to your blackheads.


3) Acne-Fighting Properties of Activated Charcoal

Acne, we've all had our battles, and some more than others, but it can be effectively addressed with the use of this jet black powder. Its antimicrobial properties can help combat acne-causing bacteria, while its deep-cleansing action prevents the formation of blackheads and whiteheads. Including activated charcoal-based products in your skincare routine can contribute to a clearer complexion.


4) Gentle Exfoliation with Activated Charcoal

Unlike harsh physical exfoliants that can irritate the skin, activated charcoal provides a gentle exfoliation. It helps rid off dead skin cells, promoting cell turnover and leaving your skin looking brighter and more radiant. This makes it suitable for sensitive skin types as well, however, we would always recommend doing a patch test first if you have overly sensitive skin.


5) Skin Brightening with Activated Charcoal

We have all experienced dull and lackluster skin from time to time.  Activated charcoal can aid in the removal of accumulated impurities, promoting a more even skin tone and of course a brighter complexion.


Activated Charcoal and its Amazing Benefits

The power of activated charcoal should not be underestimated. From its deep-cleansing powers to its ability to control excess oil and fight acne, this natural ingredient has rightfully earned its place in the realm of skincare. So if you haven't tried it before, then you really must - your skin will thank you for it!





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