Why are we so charcoal obsessed?
It's been around forever, so what makes charcoal so special? And why do we want it in our beauty products?
Toxins from our day to day routines absorb into our bodies. (And there are a lot of them!) Charcoal can trap and absorbs toxins before they enter your body. So it's no big surprise that using charcoal with your skin can work wonders for cleansing and purifying. It works as a natural magnet and it helps balance your t-zone, reduce excess oil + unclog pores.
Check out some of our favourites reasons why you need to add charcoal into your routine below
Draws out impurities and toxins
Throughout the day, toxins from the world around us clog our pores and you wouldn't believe the damage it is doing to your skin. When you think of pollution and the effect it has on your skin, you might think of dirt that you wash off at the end of the night. But unfortunately is much more than that. Pollution particles are roughly x400 times smaller than the pore in your skin. Imagine how much is getting into your skin! Charcoal helps to pull out all the bad from your pores making them less visible and feeling fresh! When your pores aren't clear, neither is your complexion.
Charcoal is amazing for balancing oily skin as it can pull out the excess oils from your skin without drying you out. We love using it our Detox Mask with all natural yogurt, due to its lactic acid content. This will give you a double amount of healing as it will gently exfoliate as well.
Exfoliation is key for keeping your skin bright and supple. Charcoal can help achieve that with its gentle texture. Essential for removing buildup on the surface, which can clog pores.