Charcoal in your skin care products may not seem to make much sense, but when you try it out for yourself, we promise you’ll be converted!
The reason for its growing popularity in the beauty world is due to it’s ability to deeply draw toxins and impurities out of the skin, making it ideal for individuals suffering from problem skin, or for anyone who feels that their skin is in need of a deep cleanse.
Keep reading to find out a little more about this strange, yet powerful ingredient.
Activated Charcoal is Different to Regular Charcoal
Before you grab some charcoal from that bag beside the grill, we should inform you that activated charcoal is a little different from your regular barbeque charcoal. While it did start out as regular charcoal, activated charcoal has undergone a cleansing process to make it safe to use on your precious skin. Regular charcoal is heated with a gas, which makes it porous and therefore, able to draw toxins to it like magnet.
How Activated Charcoal Can Benefit Your Skin
So you know that charcoal can draw impurities and toxins from the skin, but did you know it can absorb up to 1000 times its weight in toxins?!
This makes it a favourite ingredient in skincare products targeted towards deep cleansing, and with regular use, you will notice more refined pores, fewer breakouts, and more balanced oil levels.
A well-formulated charcoal face mask can do wonders for congested skin! Check out the Apoterra Mask or Noire by Cardea Auset.
We're also big fans of cleansing with charcoal.. Shamanuti makes it easy with their Activated Charcoal Cleanser.
Is Activated Charcoal Just For My Face?
Activated charcoal can also be added to baths for a detoxifying bath that will leave your whole body rejuvenated and revived.
It can also be taken internally! Charcoal is wonderful for healing and soothing the gut, for removing toxins, and for an intense internal detoxification. It’s best enjoyed added to a fresh juice, but should only be taken now and then as its effects are very powerful.
How To Get Your Hands On Some
Of course we have some activated charcoal for you here at The Truth beauty Company. Our Activated Charcoal can be used in a variety of ways, and you can be sure you are using a product that is completely free from chemicals, and of the highest quality. This Kishu Binchotan Charcoal is perfect for water!
If you have ever tried charcoal or going to give it a go, then please share your results with us! We just know you won’t be disappointed.