face maskToday we are going to explore the benefits of using the natural health and beauty ingredient, activated charcoal!

How does activated charcoal work?

Activated charcoal’s toxin-binding properties work to trap bacteria, toxins and chemicals, inhibiting their absorption into the body. Aside from its medical uses, activated charcoal has a variety of proposed benefits in the realm of beauty, ranging from stripping impurities from skin and detoxifying hair to whitening teeth! Of course, what we love are the effects it has on skin!

Here are some of the benefits of adding activated charcoal to your beauty routine:

Skin Care
Activated charcoal helps remove dirt, dust and other impurities, that accumulate on your skin and clog your pores from daily exposure to the world’s natural elements and toxins. Whether it be in the form of a face wash or a face mask, activated charcoal deeply cleanses skin by binding to dirt and extracting it from your pores, leaving your skin feeling fresh – and with smaller pores! Additionally, the magical ingredient balances oily skin by drawing out excess oil, leaving your skin feeling smooth. If you have acne-prone skin, activated charcoal may be able to help! Oftentimes, the same impurities mentioned above may also be the cause of your acne. Thus, when using activated charcoal products, its purifying properties also work to minimize the appearance of (and maybe even prevent) facial acne.