Activated Charcoal: why it's the key to healthier skin
So you may have seen the new trends or heard of the buzz around Activated Charcoal, but what really is it and who can it help?
In short, charcoal is one of the most powerful magnets for dirt, oil, and toxins we know of and it's good for ALL skin types - though those with more oily skin will see even more incredible results after use! So what does it mean to activate the charcoal? Simply put, charcoal gets activated by exposing it to high heat, making the structure purer and increasing its surface area to create a more porous substance that can easily absorb toxins- without stripping the natural vitamins and nutrients.
Known for years as a potent way to absorb impurities, charcoal is used in water purification to remove harmful metals and pollutants. And in the medical world, charcoal is a lifesaving tool for absorbing ingested toxins and poisons. But we’re here to talk about the skincare version-and see how activated charcoal might be the missing ingredient to leave you with beautiful, radiant skin.
Deep Cleanse & Detoxify your skin
Skincare products with activated charcoal are formulated to deeply penetrate the pores.
Because of its gritty yet soft texture, activated charcoal serves as a natural exfoliant, helping to remove dead skin cells and leave your skin healthy and glowing.
Draw Out Impurities
While deeply penetrating the pores, the activated charcoal helps remove pore-clogging impurities like dirt, pollutants and excess oil. Active black charcoal is effective at absorbing impurities because of its concentrated power. Its high surface area allows it to contact and absorb up to 800 times its weight in toxins, in fact, one teaspoon can draw enough microscopic imperfections to itself to fill an entire football field!
Control Excess Shine
Charcoal is known to improve skin complexion by helping remove build up of dirt and oil. Incorporating charcoal skincare products into your routine can help manage oily skin, prevent clogged pores, and control excess shine
Remove Excess Oil
Your skin naturally produces oil, also known as sebum, to protect and moisturize itself. However, excessive oil can lead to clogged pores, blackheads, and other breakouts. Skincare products with charcoal can effectively help manage excess oil and help prevent oily skin from ruining your day
Because of charcoal's potent absorbing power (when you look at activated charcoal under a microscope the particles look like little sponges!), using a charcoal cleanser or mask can really work wonders on oily skin!
So what are you waiting for? It’s time to add Activated Charcoal to your skincare routine for healthy, glowing skin.