Did you know the gritty black powder we all know as activated charcoal or activated carbon is the new IT ingredient to detox, reenergize and purify your skin? While the idea of smearing your face with a jet black mask doesn’t seem all too glamourous (trust us, the selfies are a great source of entertainment), the plethora of benefits of activated charcoal for our skin has us investing in this magic ingredient!
1) Cleanses the skin and makes pores smaller
If you didn’t already know, dirt and pollution trapped in your pores makes them appear bigger and badder. Activated charcoal works as a magnet and pulls out all the toxins and other icky stuff from your skin like a magnet making your pores squeaky clean and hence smaller.
2) Banish the oil
Does your T-zone get so oily in summer it has you scared that your face might get attacked by a superpower country that is much too obsessed with oil? If your answer was yes, we hear you! Add activated charcoal to your cleanser, facewash or mask and watch the magic ingredient pull the unwanted excess oils from your skin, leaving it smooth. If you don’t have time to deal with the aftermath of a homemade charcoal cleanser in the morning, go for a cleaner alternative such as Pond’s Pure White Deep Cleansing Face wash.
Zap those zits:
Trouble skin is in need of constant attention in terms of cleanliness and exfoliation. Activated charcoal works as a gentle exfoliant and absorbs all the oils and toxins on and below the skin that ultimately leading to cleaner and less bumpy skin. Here’s a tip: Mix aloe vera gel with activated charcoal and use it as a spot treatment to calm angry spots overnight.
Start using this bad boy every now and then and see its magic.
Have you ever used activated charcoal before? Let us know down there!