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Activated Charcoal - A Skin Care Must-Have!

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Planning to detoxify and purify your skin? The beauty-boosting activated charcoal is the perfect ingredient to help your skin cleanse.

Activated Charcoal has famously found a spot in the beauty aisle at drugstores. It is an unlikely ingredient that might not seem glamorous but has proven to have many beauty benefits.

It is true that this gritty black ingredient will purify your skin. More and more people are finding themselves thrilled with the results of adding activated charcoal to their beauty routine. The toxins on the skin stick to the activated charcoal, which is what makes it a good deep cleanser and detoxifier. It is a natural product that does not add any new chemicals to the skin when used on it.

Whether you have normal, oily, sensitive or combination skin, activated charcoal could become your go-to skin savior and a secret to beautiful skin.

Oily skin 

Having oily skin will mean that it will appear shiny and you will be prone to acne as your cells are producing too much sebum or oil.

Activated charcoal can work marvels on oily skin as it removes excess oil, reduces the appearance of existing blackheads, and stops new acne from forming. It has the ability to give your pores a deep clean, removing dirt, and bacteria. Swapping your existing facial scrub for an activated charcoal version or treating yourself to a charcoal face mask twice a week will work wonders on your skin. An activated charcoal nose strip is effective in removing breakout of blackheads or pimples quickly with minimal fuss.

Oriental Botanics' Activated Charcoal 3 IN 1 Clay Mask is a skin care must-have. It offers triple benefits by detoxifying the pores, whitening the complexion, and refreshing the skin. This mask utilizes the adsorbing power of activated charcoal to deeply clean the skin and also detoxifies it. It helps to clear the enlarged pores and assists in softening and loosening the gunk trapped in the pores. The clarifying effect of the mask assists in removing blackheads and whiteheads and improves the health of the skin. It is the skincare product you need to minimize skin damage due to exposure to pollution. Natural skin conditioning ingredients in the mask supply external hydration to the skin and restore its natural oil balance.

Sensitive skin

People with this skin type can often experience skin conditions such as eczema, rosacea, etc. Sensitive skin is very much prone to irritation.

Having sensitive skin requires people to watch what products they use on their face. Activated charcoal is botanical and super gentle in nature, so it should be a product that is kind to your skin. If in any doubt, do a small patch test first.

Combination skin

If your face has both oily and dry areas, you have combination skin. Probably, the oily areas tend to be the T-zone (the forehead, nose, and chin) and the dry areas are generally the cheeks. This is a very common skin type.

A detoxifying cleanser or an activated charcoal mud mask designed for a combination skin type will make a real difference to the T-zone after using. The skin will feel less oily and it should have fewer breakouts. Activated charcoal works hard to balance skin, but make sure you avoid using any charcoal products on your dry areas as you don't want it stripping out the oil that is already in short supply.

Oriental Botanics' Activated Charcoal Bright Glow Face Wash is gentle on the skin yet it effectively draws out the impurities from the skin pores and helps clear the enlarged pores. Its detoxification effect helps in improving the complexion and assists in evening out the skin tone. It contains plant-based skin-lightening ingredients that help to increase skin radiance and rejuvenate the dull skin. This face wash removes dirt, toxins, and excess oil to keep the skin thoroughly clean, balanced, hydrated, and refreshed. It is enriched with botanical ingredients that help to enhance the texture and tone of the skin.

Normal skin

The most ideal skin type, normal skin is neither too dry nor too oily and is soft to touch.

With normal skin, you can choose any charcoal beauty product you like to treat your skin. Because charcoal removes impurities and toxins, it can be great at removing dirt and residue caused by pollution and other environmental aggressors. There are numerous activated charcoal-based products that can be used for normal skin and regularly used in the skin care routine.

One of the most effective charcoal infused products is the Oriental Botanics' Activated Charcoal 4 IN 1 Face Scrub. This face scrub provides the quadruple benefits of exfoliation, detoxification, brightening, and refreshing the skin. By getting rid of the dead skin cells and impurities, it restores your skin to its purified state and reveals the natural radiance of your skin. It helps to lighten the blemishes and minimizes the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Exfoliation of dead skin cells helps in the renewal and regeneration of the skin cells, thereby helping in improving the texture of your skin. Your skin feels supple and preserves its younger-looking glowing complexion for a longer time.

Activated Charcoal Can Help In Treating The Skin In The Following Ways:

1) Reduces Pores

Throughout the day, toxins and pollution from the world around us clog our pores. You already know the damage that air pollution is doing to the skin. Clogged pores result in dull skin and darker complexion. Using activated charcoal based products help in binding the dirt and ultimately pulls it out of your pores, making them less visible. It is only the oil and dirt that makes the pores appear bigger. Such products leave the face feeling fresh. An activated charcoal based exfoliating scrub will help to get the dead skin off and you can experience an even deeper clean.

2) Balances Oily Skin

Tired of having oily skin? Activated charcoal may be just the right ingredient you need to balance things out. Used in a cleanser or mask, activated charcoal can pull the superfluous excess oils from your skin, leaving it smooth and silky. Beauty experts recommend using it sparingly, once or twice per week at the most so that the skin does not dry out.

3) Treats Acne

Depending on the specifics of the type of acne on the skin, such as how severe it is, what's causing it and what else is going on, activated charcoal may be able to provide some benefits. Used in different forms, it provides the much needed gentle exfoliation that you need. It will effectively absorb oils and toxins on and below the skin. It can also be used as a spot treatment if you don't want to use it on your whole face. It has the power to woo away blemishes.

4) Deeply Cleanses The Skin

Cleansers that contain activated charcoal have found their place at every drug store these days. Some may be a little more powerful than others. It is important to use them wisely as you don't want to soak up the healthy oils and moisture that your skin needs. Remember to buy a product that best suits your personal combination of needs and follow the directions on the bottle. Follow your cleanser with this super hydrating moisturizer for the best results.

Activated charcoal effectively cleanses the skin, unclogs pores, removes deeper impurities, and dead skin cells. The result is smooth, supple, and even-toned skin. All the dirt, toxins, heavy metals, chemicals, and other poisons are attracted to the charcoal molecules and washed away by its properties. The beauty of activated charcoal is that it removes these nastiest skin problems without adsorbing vitamins and nutrients, leaving the skin radiantly healthy.

To reduce the pores with activated charcoal, you will first have to wash your face using a natural product. Using a high quality cleanser will make sure that your skin is getting a good balance of emollients, essential oils, and vitamins that are needed to keep the skin healthy and prevent drying.

5) Soothe And Heal Skin Irritations

Activated charcoal can help speed the healing and relieve the symptoms of irritated skin. For minor skin ailments including cut, scrapes and minor infections, activated charcoal can be applied topically. The activated charcoal, when applied on the skin, helps absorb the toxins and infection. It will also bring down the inflammation and lessen its impact. Activated charcoal is inert, which means that it doesn't cause allergic reactions nor will it irritate sensitive skin if used correctly. In fact, activated charcoal can be used to help remedy allergic skin reactions.

Dreaming for a younger-looking skin with smaller pores? Of course, you do! But seriously though! Everyone wants a youthful looking skin and teeny-tiny, unclogged, non-existent pores.

Activated charcoal enriched products have powerful deep cleansing and detoxifying potential for a clear, blemish-free, and radiant skin. We have a specially curated charcoal based product range that aims to tackle a variety of skin concerns and helps in maintaining healthy skin.

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