Benefits of activated charcoal & your skin

Alexa Robertson

Posted on December 23 2019

Benefits of activated charcoal & your skin
The use of activated charcoal in beauty products is a hot trend that has exploded in popularity. But why? To understand the benefits, you first have to know a little bit about the science of how it works! Activated charcoal binds to other substances by a process called “adsorption.”  Adsorption is the process by which a substance is not absorbed into another one, but rather attaches to the outer surface of another. Charcoal is phenomenal at this because it can adsorb other chemicals thousands of times its own weight. 

It is actually not a new concept either. Charcoal has been used for centuries & can be dated back to ancient Egyptians.  They used it for its anti-bacterial & anti-fungal properties. Activated works so well on the skin by its ability to draw out toxins, bacteria, oil, & dirt. These amazing benefits are endless & help to give you a glowing complexion. Here are just a few of those benefits.
  1. Antibacterial/Antifungal
  2. Reduced Pore Size
  3. Acne Treatment
  4. Firmer/Tighter  Skin
  5. Helps psoriasis due to the natural exfoliating properties
  6. Great for all skin types 
My current fave charcoal body is the daily detox purifying bar is from Thrive Skin! Super effective at removing oil while not drying out my skin during these winter months! Plus good for all over your body....especially good for any teens or adults dealing with acne on the back.
And their infinite activated charcoal mask is an amazing treatment that I use twice a week. Great for reducing pore size & tightening skin!
Comment below if you've tried charcoal skincare products and/or you would like more info!

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