Activated charcoal is receiving all the attention these days in the beauty industry. From toothpaste to facial cleansers, it seems that we can’t get enough of charcoal. In fact, here at The Good Stuff Botanicals, we take things even further by providing activated coconut charcoal in the form of our Dark Matter detoxifying mask. So what’s so special about this ingredient? Well, we’ll be talking all about using a charcoal face mask and its benefits in this article.
Before we get into the reasons for using a charcoal face mask, let’s dive into the exact nature of activated charcoal. Activated charcoal, otherwise called activated carbon, appears as a fine black powder, produced when natural charcoal is exposed to high levels of heat. The high heat causes the charcoal to generate tiny holes, allowing it to absorb and draw in various chemicals and toxins.
Acne is a result of clogged pores that are trapped with sebum, dirt, bacteria, and dead skin cells. If you have oily skin, excess sebum production increases the likelihood of acne occurring. As such, in order to attract all the impurities from the surface of our skin, a charcoal face mask works towards getting rid of blackheads before tightening the pores. The end result is a toned, brighter, and hydrated skin. What’s more, since our Dark Matter detoxifying mask is formulated with activated coconut charcoal, it even has the ability to draw out poisons and heavy metals.
One of the primary functions of a charcoal face mask is its detoxifying properties. As activated charcoal can trap toxins and other chemicals, it can eliminate impurities and harmful particles from the skin. These impurities can be bacteria, oil, and dirt. Its antifungal and antimicrobial properties also have the ability to deep clean the skin and prolong its effect. Over time, you’ll find that your complexion is much healthier and clearer.
Brightens the Skin
If you reside in an urban environment, you’re exposing your skin to pollutants and environmental aggressors such as dust and smog. This debris can cause your skin to appear dull and tired in the long run. Since a charcoal mask can draw out dirt from your skin, it helps provide luminosity to the skin and makes skin look smoother and more even. As such, applying a charcoal mask can be an effective method for anti-aging by achieving or maintaining a youthful appearance of the skin.
Removes Dead Skin Cells
What many people may not know is that a charcoal face mask is an amazing exfoliator. As you aren’t scrubbing the face, a charcoal face mask works as a chemical exfoliant, which is much gentler on the face and is thus suitable for people with sensitive skin. Charcoal masks remove the buildup of dead skin cells and other debris on the surface of your skin, which is why your skin appears brighter after continued application. Due to its exfoliating effects, we recommend applying a charcoal face mask only a maximum of two times a week.