Activated charcoal has many properties and in the beauty field there are endless benefits: it fights blackheads, dilated pores and shiny skin.
Until some time ago, when someone even referred to charcoal, thought instinctively ran to supplements and products for the stomach and intestines. And in fact, the most common use of coal remains today. But, more and more often, it is also spoken of for its cosmetic properties. Yes, because this natural ingredient has highlighted a series of virtues that make it ideal as an active beauty ingredient. Especially for your detox routine.
Activated coal: What it is?
The activated charcoal, also called activated charcoal or activated charcoal, and known for its properties since ancient times, is a natural antibacterial and antifungal and it is a good ally for the cleansing of your skin : it is no coincidence that both purifier ingredient of many formulas because of its ability to “attract” to the surface any kind of impurity. It is in fact a natural substance obtained from the combustion of timber, or its processing waste, at high temperatures, in the absence of fire (calcination) and in a low-oxygen atmosphere (carbonification): the powder very porous, odorless and tasteless, it is obtained from different woods such as, for example, willow, poplar, birch but also coconut or bamboo, or from shells and fruit pits. Subsequently, the charcoal is burned a second time in the presence of water vapor, air or gas in order to increase its absorption power (activation). He thinks that the surface of a small stick can catalyze impurities such as copper, chlorine, mercury and any other type of heavy metal.
Activated charcoal: Properties
It is necessary to make a clarification: the vegetal charcoal possesses “adsorbent” activity, that is, it is able to make the single molecules adhere to its surface; differently, the term “absorbent” indicates instead a substance capable of impregnating, like a sponge, for example.
Activated charcoal for the face
Active and ultra-absorbent, charcoal is able to remove excess sebum, counteracting the shine of the skin and giving it a matt effect. Two products in particular act on the impurities of the skin in an exemplary way: the first is black mask with its black texture can be used as a skin purify, to thoroughly clean and counteract impurities; as a scrub, with its natural exfoliating particles to eliminate dead cells and purify the pores; or as a black mask to improve the brightness of the skin, combat the shine and make it softer. If instead you are a ‘more traditional girl’ and fond of dear and black mask: with a single gesture you can clean your pores morning and evening and reduce blackheads. You will feel that skin!