The Amazing Benefits of Activated Charcoal Soap
Activated charcoal has received a lot of attention over the last few years, we’ve seen products that from helping to whiten and clean your teeth, all the way to helping you clean up your skins pores and even brighten your overall complexion.
If you’re confused as to how putting charcoal on your skin and teeth can give any kind of positive results, then not to worry, we are going to be going over all things activated charcoal.
So first, let's talk about what activated charcoal is.
There is a difference between normal chalky charcoal that you are most likely familiar with and activated charcoal. The biggest difference between the two is that activated charcoal has been treated with oxygen, in the form of steam or very hot air.
When oxygen is added to the charcoal it is processed in a way that increases the porosity, which in turn increased its surface area. That then improves its ability to absorb substances like heavy metals and poisons making it incredibly effective as a filter.
You may even have some activated charcoal around the house and not even know! It is often used in water filters, vacuums and in some medicines all because of its amazing absorbing abilities, and how it soaks up all the molecules in its path.
Now we’ve got some of the boring science out of the way, lets jump into what it can actually do for you.
Activated charcoal works on your skin by gently scraping away dead skin cells from the surface and sucking out the impurities from the surface skin. During this gentle exfoliation process, new young and glowing skin is revealed.
If you suffer with acne scars, dark spots, blemishes or hyperpigmentation, then activated charcoal can help to reduce these conditions or remove them all together.
Charcoal has an incredibly large surface area, and can absorb thousands of times its own weight. Fun fact. One inch of charcoal has the surface area equivalent of a 150,000 square foot field.
That’s a lot of absorption power, which is why just a small bit of activated charcoal can pull up and absorb so many toxins from your skin.
Our special formula used in our activated charcoal soap ensures that it works well on all skin types. It first targets oily skin areas by removing the excessive oil from your skin, and then secondly nourishes the newly dry skin. This combination approach means that it is gentle enough to use daily on your face and body.
Top 5 Reasons to use Activated Charcoal Soap
Now you are familiar with activated charcoal lets dive into how you can quickly and easily use it in your skin routine.
One of our favorite ways to incorporate activated charcoal into our routines is to use an activated charcoal soap bar. No need to deal with messy powders or clays, charcoal soap bars are a super easy, quick way to revitalize your skin with the amazing benefits, not to mention activated charcoal soaps are very inexpensive, ours included. 😉
- Takes care of oily skin
If you suffer from consistant oily skin, and if you’re anything like our team, struggle even more in those summer sweaty months, then an activated charcoal soap bar might just be the answer to your problems.
We know how effieicent activated charcoal is at absorbing toxins, well you’ll be thrilled to know that it can do the same thing to the unwanted excess oils from your skin as well as stripping away all dirt from your skin.
- A deep, deep cleanse
Charcoal soap is very effective in removing dead skin cells. Blackheads are formed in the pores of our skin, so the more pores you have the higher chances you have of dirt clogging those pores. Activated charcoal soap works its magic by efficiently clearing those pores, it does this by absorbing oil, bacteria, dirt and environmental pollutants to detoxify your skin.
After using just once you will feel the difference in your skin, you can noticeably feel how much smoother your skin feels. It gives an amazing deep cleanse because of how the activated charcoal works, the toxins on your skin actually stick to charcoal before it gets washed away.
- Help reduce stubborn acne
Depending on the specifics of your acne, how severe it is, what’s causing it and what else is going on, activated charcoal could be the answer.
Soap with activated charcoal will adsorb toxins and remove skin impurities and oils on, and just as importantly, below the skin. This way the soap can help eliminate acne.
Sometimes it even clears marks or scars resulting from acne due to its ability to clear toxins from beneath the skins surface, and replacing those cells with new healthier cells, promoting new skin growth.
- Reduces pore size
Throughout the day dirt, toxins and other nasty elements are settling over your pores making them larger and larger. Your pores are very rarely 100% clear, neither is your complexion.
Charcoal soap is the best solution for this as activated charcoal binds to and helps pull the dirt and grime out of your pores, making them less visible and reduces their size.
- Very gently exfoliates
The texture of charcoal makes for a gentle natural exfoliator. Soap with activated charcoal is slightly gritty, which provides the gentle exfoliating your face needs.
It helps to remove dead skin cells along with the extraction of dirt and grime from the skin, while its antimicrobial properties help prevent skin infections.
Essential oils further boost bactericidal properties, which is why our activated charcoal soap is coupled with essential oils and other amazing, natural ingredients, which have antibacterial properties and the ability to treat suborn skin disorders like acne and blemishes.
Like to try activated charcoal soap for yourself? Treat yourself with our Alohii Activated Charcoal Soap bar.