It might be trending everywhere, but activated charcoal has been used since the days when ancient Egyptians built their pyramids. Back then it was used to keep wood from rotting in construction and preserve water on long journeys. Today though, we’ve incorporated the naturally wondrous powers of activated charcoal and harnessed it into effective skincare routines.
Wondering what activated charcoal can do for you? Here are 5 reasons you need to let it rock your skincare world!
- It’s antibacterial and antifungal
Skin will never look its best with bacteria and fungal bits clogging it up. Activated charcoal has been scientifically-proven to be antibacterial and antifungal. That’s not just great for purifying water, but also for your skin. It stops these germs from growing and clogging your pores which brings relief to skin conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis.
- It cleanses deep in your pores
Another thing about activated charcoal is that it has major absorption powers. That means it can draw dirt, debris, makeup, and pollution from deep down in your pores. It’s basically like a magnet that pulls all that gunk out to detoxify skin naturally and effortlessly.
- It balances natural oils on the skin
Your skin naturally produces sebum to keep it soft and supple. Sometimes though, your skin goes a little crazy and makes more than it should. With activated charcoal, you can gain back control of the natural oils on your skin so that it regulates and produces the right amount. By getting it under control with activated charcoal, you’ll have a naturally-mattified appearance.
- It provides gentle exfoliation
In powdered form, activated charcoal has a gritty texture. This makes for an outstanding way to gently buff away those dead surface cells on your skin. When you don’t exfoliate, those dead skin cells wind up trapped in your pores with the excess oil and create unsightly breakouts. By exfoliating regularly using activated charcoal, your skin will look more refreshed and clear than ever before!
- It restores skin to a refined and smoothed appearance
And with all the points mentioned before, skin takes on a refined and smoothed appearance when you use activated charcoal in your skincare routine. Because it controls oil naturally, helps sweep away surface debris, and draws out impurities from deep down, your pores will appear smaller which leaves you with a softer, even, and youthful complexion.
You can find many skincare products with activated charcoal in them, or you can buy it in loose powder form. As a loose powder, you can also use it to purify your scalp or add it to your toothpaste to naturally brighten up your smile. Activated charcoal is truly a miracle worker for your best beauty so give it a try!
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Jennifer Raskin is a freelance writer, wife and mom that loves cold weather despite her location in Florida, cooking, reading, watching ‘80s movies, weight-lifting, and wine tasting.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.