Activated Charcoal – your skin’s new best friend.
Have you ever eaten charcoal? Not like a lump of coal but thinking more like charcoal gelato (with activated charcoal). It’s the new thing and it’s delicious. But why? Is it another here-today gone-tomorrow trend?
Not so much. Charcoal for diet and beauty has been around longer then you think. The ancient Egyptians used it – they were such big fans that they referred to it as “black magic”. The medical profession has used it for years to treat overdosing and poising.
“It’s powerful, potent stuff that is able to trap toxins and chemicals in the body and help flush them out so that they’re not absorbed, “ according to Elissa Goodman, a Los Angeles-based holistic nutritionist.
So on it’s way out this wonderful activated charcoal is grabbing the bad guys in our gut – the impurities – and hauling them out with it! It’s the ultimate in detoxifying.
Just like charcoal does for your gut, it does the same for your skin and has become a must-have ingredient for those looking for the best ALL NATURAL skincare.
Activated charcoal is a three-pronged punch to your skin:
It’s particularly great to fight acne since it naturally absorbs oil and sebum from the skin and leaves skin cleaner and less susceptible to breakouts.
Activated charcoal can also tighten and reduce the appearance of pores.
It gently exfoliates and peels off the dead skin cells.
“When dirt and oil in your pores come in contact with the carbon, they stick to it and then get washed away when you rinse,” explains cosmetic chemist Ni’Kita Wilson. – Allure online
There are so many things hiding in our skin, causing breakouts and dullness – bacteria, chemicals, dirt. With charcoal cleaners like Mantra Masks CBD Clarifying Cleaner with Activated Charcoal you get the double hit: not only are you bringing out the toxins but you are exfoliating off the dead skin cells as well.
So ladies, don’t’ be afraid. If you want clear, glowing skin give activated charcoal a try! Hey, Cleopatra did!