What is Charcoal?
Charcoal is a carbon residue made from partially burned wood and other organic materials in which the burning took place with limited air supply. Charcoal has been in medicinal use for thousands of years.
About Activated Charcoal
Activated charcoal is charcoal that has been treated or “activated” with oxygen to open the carbon atoms, making it highly absorbent. It means that all the oxygen was removed from the source material through controlled oxidation and or processing by steam.
Simply put, Activated charcoal is created when ordinary charcoal is heated to a very high temperature thus making it more porous. Charcoal can absorb thousands of times its weight. That’s why just a bit of charcoal can absorb so many toxins from our skin.
Skin Benefits of Activated Charcoal
- Helps Balance Oily Skin
Charcoal absorbs excess oil as well as dirt from the skin. It also removes dead skin cells giving you a smooth oil-free look.
- Suits All Types of Skin
Activated Charcoal has the power to extract excessive oil from oily skin but also moisturize and nourish dry skin. It is also suitable for sensitive skin types. It effectively treats skin allergies and redness on the face.
- Keeps Your Skin Young and Flawless
Activated charcoal soap goes the extra mile by fighting the causes of premature aging. It tightens pores and reduces inflammation. Using this type of soap helps the skin retain its youthfulness and restores elasticity.
- Reduces Pore Size
Charcoal soap not only extracts dirt and grime, but also treats clogged pores and reduces their size.
- Aids in the Reduction of Acne
Activated charcoal soap is known to be highly beneficial in the treatment of acne since it aids in the removal of toxins. It removes skin impurities thus helping in the treatment of acne. It even aids in clearing facial marks resulting from acne.