Activated carbon, more commonly known as activated charcoal has become a popular phenomenon for its various uses and effective skin care benefits. Activated charcoal is a form of processed carbon that results in an increased surface area to better absorb unwanted substances as drugs and toxins bind to the compound.
You can use activated charcoal to:
- Detoxify the body from heavy metals
- Treat poisonous animal and insect bites
- Treat drug (tylenol, aspirin, etc…) overdose
- Remove dyes, odors, tastes, and contaminants
- Decontaminate and purify water
Activated charcoal absorbs unwanted substances such as poisons, bacteria, or chemicals and draws them to the surface of the substance. This is the reason why it has great health and skin care benefits.
Using activated charcoal on your skin removes oils, dirt, and bacteria from your pores and therefore, reduces your pore size to give a more natural, flawless look.
If you are intrigued in using activated charcoal for your skin to have a flawless complexion, try using our Clarifying Facial Mask. It has two main ingredients – activated charcoal and bentonite clay – that work together to absorb and detoxify your skin. Give it a try and let us know what you think!