Benefits of Activated Charcoal for your Skin

August 1, 2017

I only recently discovered Activated Charcoal and I can't get enough of it!!  What is activated charcoal?  According to Wikipedia - "activated charcoal, is a form of carbon processed to have small, low-volume pores that increase the surface area available for adsorption or chemical reactions."  Yada Yada Yada.


Let's skip that and head to the benefits.   I am using it currently in my Laurel Botanicals Body Scrub and am thrilled with the results on my skin!  Activated charcoal draws bacteria, poisons, chemicals, dirt and other micro-particles to the surface of skin, helping you to achieve a flawless complexion and fight acne.   After a good scrub, your skin feels cleaner, looks brighter and is super duper soft.  I cover my face with it and let it sit while I finish my shower.  I even cover my lips with it.   Its a wonderful detox for my skin.  At the end of the shower I wash it off and it removes the dirt from my pores and leaves my face soft and bright.   It's wonderful for my feet - especially my alligator heels and ankles!!  I promise you - my feet are so soft that I have caught myself sliding when walking barefoot in the house!  LOL! 


One drawback is that because it does soak into your pores, it isn't the easiest to rinse off.  I use the scrub first and then use my pouf (don't use your white Pottery Barn washcloth!!) with my favorite soap and wash it off.  I don't scrub it off real hard on my face - I wait until I get out of the shower then I put a generous layer of face cream (I make my own but you could use an inexpensive one like Ponds Cold Cream) and then wipe it off using make up remover on a pad. 


Activated Charcoal draws all the oil out of your skin so I only use it once or twice a week and moisturize immediately after each use.   I love the results and so will you!!






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