When it comes to soap ingredients that are great for your skin, activated charcoal might not have been first on your list! But do not be fooled, this magical ingredient has plenty of skin soothing properties and benefits, making it the new must-have product to add to your skincare routine. Here are a few of the top benefits which are helping to make activated charcoal one of the most popular ingredients for beauty products right now.

Deeply Yet Gently Cleansing For Skin

Activated charcoal has been a skin beauty secret for thousands of years, and was even used by the Ancient Egyptians to aid with the cleansing and detoxifying of the skin. As activated charcoal is able to effectively absorb other substances it comes into contact with, it can effortlessly lift dead skin cells and other unwanted environmental and pollutant particles that may have become adhered to and trapped by the skin throughout the day. Although this may sound like activated charcoal is a harsh and drying ingredient, it is completely the opposite and is actually very gentle on the skin, helping to cleanse without stripping the skin of its essential top layer lipid moisture barrier. Suitable for all skin types, activated charcoal soap will deeply yet gently cleanse, so whether you are oily and prone to breakouts, or sensitive and trying to avoid dry patches, activated charcoal soap can be used on both the face and body to effectively soothe a number of different skin complaints. 

Perfect For Pore Reduction 

Whether you are lucky enough to have naturally good skin, or find your skin is more reactive and sensitive, it is unavoidable that in day to day life, debris and toxins will become trapped in our pores. Even if you do not have any active breakouts, blocked pores can still make your complexion look tired and dull, so effective cleansing of pores daily is essential to keep your skin looking clear and feeling clean and soft. Activated charcoal soap helps to lift the dirt and toxins trapped in pores without irritating the skin. By removing this build up of grime on a regular basis, your pores will begin to shrink and your skin will look more even. By helping to reduce the size of your pores, it is harder for dirt and other toxins to become trapped in the first place, making activated charcoal soap a stand out product not just for helping to cleanse skin effectively, but also as a preventative measure against skin problems in the future.

A Gentle Exfoliant 

Exfoliating your skin regularly as part of your self-care routine is essential if you want to maintain a clear and healthy complexion. The GeoBlends Activated Charcoal soap contains tea tree oil and sea kelp powder too, which all help to lift dead skin cells gently and keep the skin feeling soft and smooth. Perfect for use on the face, activated charcoal is also great for exfoliating those harder to reach areas, such as the back, which can still suffer from clogged pores that lead to unwanted breakouts. It is also an effective exfoliant for all over the body, making it the ideal soap to use before waxing or other hair removal techniques too. Moreover, as the GeoBlends Activated Charcoal soap also contains lard, coconut oil, castor oil, olive oil and shea butter, you don’t have to worry about your skin drying out. Many exfoliators may be effective in removing dirt from the skin, but they are highly astringent and disrupt the pH balance of the skin. The GeoBlends Activated Charcoal soap helps to keep your skin in balance, naturally. 

A Secret Weapon For Acne And Oily Skin

Unwanted acne can pop up at any time, and if you have oily skin, you may be trapped in a routine of harsh products that kill your breakouts but leave your skin feeling tight and uncomfortable. Many anti-acne products only deal with the immediate flare up, without allowing for the after effects that can leave the skin overly dry and prone to even more acne producing bacteria. Activated charcoal has long been used to treat acne effectively, and thanks to the activated carbon present in the soap, it actively absorbs any excess oil and nasty toxins without stripping the skin of everything else it needs to stay moisturised, balanced and glowing. The activated action of this soap can even help to lift impurities trapped deep beneath the skin, all without the need for invasive and unnecessary picking and squeezing, which can of course make skin much worse over time. 

Oily skin can be hard to control, as much like acne prone skin, you are caught in a cycle of overly drying products that reduce the oil temporarily, only for it to return again. Activated charcoal soap will remove any unwanted trapped dirt from the skin but won’t disrupt your skin’s precious moisture barrier in the process. It is also the perfect product to use if you find that your chest and back suffer with oily patches too, especially during the summer months when the skin will naturally be prone to sweating more often. 

So if you are looking for a product that can gently exfoliate and cleanse your skin without the harsh side effects of many chemical products, then why not add some activated charcoal soap to your beauty routine and enjoy flawlessly soft, clear and beautiful skin on your face and body too. 

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