How Activated Charcoal Improves Your Skin

Updated: Sep 8, 2020

I’m sure you’ve heard all about charcoal soap from your friends. ‘It clears up my acne and tones my skin’ they brag. I bet you are wondering what all the fuss is about..

In many years of soap making, I’ve never had a product sell as consistently as my Black Magic charcoal soap does. But what makes this soap so enticing, is it the black colour, the detoxing effects? Lets dig a little deeper..

What Makes Charcoal Soap Special?

Soap made with activated charcoal is BLACK, a beautiful deep black and sometimes I wonder if that is why it sells so well. As it turns out though, activated charcoal also performs miracles on your skin. It has been used throughout the centuries for a multitude of uses. Its super absorbent qualities means it can be used for anything from drawing out a splinter to extracting poison. Once added to soap, it adds a whole host of benefits to your daily shower.

Charcoal soap clears oily skin and tightens pores

Your teenager struggles with bad acne and you wonder how to help her regain her self confidence. A soap with added charcoal is the perfect solution as it absorbs any excess oil and cleans out pores. It not only removes sebum build up on your skin but also tightens your pores which gives an all over smoother looking complexion.

Charcoal soap fights ageing and wrinkles

YES! You heard me right! Charcoal soap is an important part of your beauty routine if you want younger, firmer looking skin. It tightens skin and therefore removes wrinkles. Another great side effect of using this soap regularly is that it evens out skin blemishes over time and tones your skin. This a lot of credit to give to one product but activated charcoal has stood the test of time for a reason!

Psoriasis and dry skin are a thing of the past!

Getting that dry itchy skin again? Charcoal is a super detoxing agent coming in to help you get over your skin issues. Besides being a cool colour, a charcoal based soap (like my Black Magic bar) is wonderful to soothe irritated skin caused by psoriasis or eczema. Heck! Its even awesome for itchiness caused by bug bites, stings and rashes. Lather yourself with this soap on a daily basis and you will notice a real improvement in the condition of your skin.

Charcoal Soap can be used by all skin types

We tend to focus on specific products geared towards whether or not we have dry, oily or combination skin. Some of us are so sensitive that we need a completely different set of skin products. The beauty of soap made with activated charcoal is that it can be used for ALL skin types. From teenagers to retirees, this is a soap for the masses!

So there you have it, my top 5 benefits of Charcoal Soap. I’ve only touched on some of the benefits of this amazing product, there are many more. Did you know that activated charcoal whitens teeth? But that is for another post!

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