Activated charcoal is a go-to ingredient when formulating recipes to fight acne. Why? With its powerful detoxifying properties, activated charcoal draws impurities, dirt, and bacteria out of pores. The toxins will stick to the charcoal while the charcoal doesn’t stick to your skin.
A few of the skin benefits of activated charcoal include:
- Controling excess oil
- Exfoliating due to its slightly gritty texture
- Helping bug bites heal quicker
- Soothing skin irritations
- Lifting dirt and grime out of pores
Activated charcoal can be used to make your own acne-fighting scrubs, face masks, and soap, but this activated charcoal face cleanser might just be the easiest way to work charcoal’s magic into your skincare routine.
Acne-Fighting Activated Charcoal Face Scrub
You’ll need equal parts:
Combine all ingredients in small bowl and use your fingers to mix together before applying the cleanser to skin. In circular motions, work the charcoal cleanser around your face for 1 minute. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Use this cleanser a few times a week for optimal benefits.34