5 Amazing Benefits of Activated Charcoal for Skin

With Halloween right around the corner, we thought this would be the perfect time to tell a little story about one of our favorite products that is as dark as a spooky fall night: our Activated Charcoal & Tea Tree Soap!

 

Activated charcoal has been popping up everywhere lately – toothpaste, mouthwash, even soft serve ice cream! But, have you ever wondered what the benefits of activated charcoal are and exactly why we’re brushing our teeth and washing our bodies with a jet-black product? Gather ‘round everyone, we’re here to tell the tale.

 

What is activated charcoal?

Activated charcoal is made out of carbon-rich ingredients (coconut shells, peat, wood, etc.) that have been burned at very high temperatures. The high temperatures help to increase the surface area of the charcoal, effectively making it more poupous and, therefore, “activating” it.

 

What are the benefits of activated charcoal?

Activated charcoal has long been known to act as a strong detoxifying agent. Because it is so porous, it is able to absorb toxins and purify the body.

 

Here are 5 ways activated charcoal helps to detoxify your skin:

 

  1. Antibacterial & antifungal

Activated charcoal can help to pull that yucky stuff out of your skin that causes infection like E. Coli and Staph. It also works great against battling bacteria that clogs your pores and results in acne, eczema, and psoriasis.

 

  1. Pore extraction

Activated charcoal as the ability to act as a magnet to extremely small amount of liquids and solids that it comes into contact with. Because of this attribute, it works amazingly well as a deep pore cleanser; bringing dirt and makeup to the surface so it can be washed away.

 

  1. Oil balance

When your skin is overwhelmed with toxins, your body naturally begins to produce sebum (oil) to try and get rid of the impurities. If your pores are clogged, however, neither the oil nor the impurities will be able to escape, and you will be left with blemishes. Because activated charcoal helps to clear pores, it makes it so your body doesn’t have to overproduce sebum! This leaves you with clear, oil-balanced skin.

 

  1. Exfoliation

Activated charcoal powder is naturally gritty, but very fine, so it’s a wonderful exfoliant that is suitable for even the most sensitive skin. Exfoliation is crucial in your skin routine because it helps to remove dead skin cells as well as clean deep into your pores.

 

  1. Brightened skin

Activated charcoal can help to reduce inflammation as well as remove layers of dark pigmented skin cells. As the layers of skin cells are removed, fresh skin cells are able to regenerate, leaving you with even toned and bright skin!

 

There’s no denying the wonderful benefits that activated charcoal has on the skin. If you’re excited to try out activated charcoal for yourself, grab our Activated Charcoal & Tea Tree Soap formulated with shea butter to keep your skin ultra-smooth and hydrated!5 Amazing

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