The Charcoal Craze and How it Can Improve Your Complexion

Charcoal skin care has taken over the world. Whether you’ve seen it on social media, news outlets or even just through a friend, chances are you’ve heard of it.

But do you know what it does exactly? Well, feat not, we’re diving head first into the latest skin care craze to sweep the nation. 

How Does a Charcoal Face Mask Work?

We won’t bore you with scientific stuff, but in short the toxins in your skin stick to the activated charcoal, making it an excellent detoxifier.

Alongside this, it doesn’t add a bunch of nasty chemicals to your face either, meaning your silky smooth skin won’t have its newly cleansed pores filled with anything unnatural.

What Can Charcoal Do for Your Skin?

It Purifies Your Pores
Pores are an everyday struggle. In modern times it’s impossible to avoid chemicals that clog up your skin and your pores in the process.

Activated charcoal binds to your pores and basically yanks out anything that may be congesting them.

Own That Oily Skin
Oily skin is annoying. Just a little bit of too much moisturizer and suddenly you’re back where you started, or not enough and it ends up being dry.

Applying some activated charcoal will help alleviate your oily skin problems by literally pulling the excess oil away from your face.

Alleviate That Acne
Acne is a constant, unyielding pain in the behind, and chances are if you’re an acne sufferer you’ve tried anything and everything to try and get rid.

Well, if you’re wondering what you can do next, why not try out some activated charcoal? The slightly gritty texture can help exfoliate your skin, while the oil and pore removing features can help sort out the rest.

If you’re reluctant to use it as an all over treatment, try applying to individual areas as it can be just as effective.

Deep Cleanse Your Skin
Finally, activated charcoal can be used simply as the refreshing cleanse that your skin needs and deserves.

We expose our faces to so many chemicals on a daily basis that we owe it to ourselves to do a deep clean every now and again, and what a better way than with an all-natural product? 
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And that’s exactly why you should jump on board this latest phenomenon! All natural, chemical free and easy to get your hands on.

What more could you want?

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  1. I'm a HUGE fan of charcoal! I learned even more about it from this post, though. It's also awesome that you pointed out that men can use it too. Everyone with skin could benefit from it. Thanks for the good read!

  2. Thanks for the info. I am going to have to try this with my pre-teen. She has bad acne and we have tried all the meds from the doctors with little to no relief.

  3. I am definitely loving this trend. I think it's awesome and it keeps my skin hydrated and soft. It feels so smooth after your remove the mask!

  4. I never herd of this. Now I feel like I should stay more on Instagram :)) I have to try this, looks so fun, you can make a batman like mask on four face 🙂 or just a simple super hero.

  5. I had no idea that charcoal was good for oily skin. My skin is oil, plus I live in Texas, so the struggle is real! I see people in my feed putting on charcoal masks and raving about how wonderful they are. I guess it's time for me to jump on the bandwagon.

  6. Oh my friend swears by charcoal masks and I was always afraid to try them because of my combination skin. I am so glad that they are actually good for oily skin x

  7. This is a great post on the charcoal craze. These are awesome reasons it can improve your complexion. I didn't know that the charcoal pulls out all the bad stuff in your pores. I guess I was ignorant in know the facts about charcoal for our skin. Thanks for sharing the information.

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