Why you should be using this ingredient in your skincare regime
Many products come and go out of trend. The beauty world is an ever changing dilemma of products and formulas, each better than the last(usually). The most recent ingredient that has taken the world by storm is activated charcoal. Activated charcoal is simply carbon that is purified with gasses. *It is NOT the same thing as charcoal from your fireplace, so please don't use that.. Charcoal masks, charcoal scrubs, blackhead removal solutions, and tons of other odd uses are cropping up everywhere. Many beauty gurus have tried this ingredient out for themselves with mesmerizing results. You'd be lying if you said you haven't seen at least one YouTuber using a product containing this ingredient! But is it REALLY that big of a deal or is it just a fad that will soon be over?
Let's look into some benefits and products!
Treats Acne Activated charcoal has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties which make it perfect for fighting off acne germs. Its anti-inflammatory properties help soothe the redness and the reactions providing a calming effect on your face. It also helps tighten your pores which helps to treat acne and pimples in the long run.
Removes Impurities The charcoal literally sucks out all the dirt and impurities from your skin, without harming your skin or drying it out. It is very absorbent and acts as a magnet to draw out poisons, toxins and heavy metal from your skin, which gives your skin a healthy environment to flourish in.
Treats Oily Skin Thanks to its absorbent properties, activated charcoal works wonders for oily skin. It can suck out all of the excess oils from your face, even from within the pores, to give you smooth, oil controlled skin throughout the day. This also helps prevent pimples, acne, and blackheads, which are usually all aggravated due to oily skin.
Detoxifies One of the most prominent benefits of activated charcoal is its detoxification effect. Our skin is exposed to loads of toxins daily which accumulate in our skin and are not removed by ordinary facewashes. These toxins can harm your skin in the long run and can make your skin age radically. Charcoal helps to remove these toxins. Thus, refreshing your skin and contributes an anti-aging effect.
Exfoliates The texture of activated charcoal is naturally gritty which serves as the perfect exfoliant. You can easily use it as an exfoliant, availing its other beneficial properties along the way as well. Plus, it also helps to pull out the blackheads from your skin and prevents them from reforming, which helps to optimize your skin to its best!
Believe it or not, charcoal isn't just amazing for your skin. It's incredible for the rest of your body too! Look, it also works as...
Activated charcoal has a number of benefits for your skin, body, and even your hair. It may be the black magic that you have been looking for! These are just some of the benefits from the huge list of advantages of this wonder product. I definitely think this trend is here to stay!
Have you seen those hilarious viral videos of people trying out those painful black peel-off face masks? Can you guess what's in those? Yup, charcoal! I don't think I'll be trying that specific charcoal product out(even though they do all claim their skin feels amazing afterwards 🤔). But I'm definitely tempted to test out the PAIN-FREE charcoal products! 😅 Have any of you tried a charcoal product? Let me know your results and thoughts below!