Your Guide To Activated Charcoal

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While we say that there are many miracle skincare ingredients out there, activated charcoal is one that you truly need in your life, especially if you have oily skin! We’re here to explain exactly what it is and how your skin can benefit from it. Let’s get to it!        

What Is Activated Charcoal?

Activated charcoal may sound a bit sketch because when you think of charcoal, you typically think of the grill. Not to worry though, that is totally not the case - activated charcoal is safe and not the same thing! Activated charcoal is created from carbon-rich materials that are burned at a high temperature and consists of bone char, peat, coconut shells, petroleum coke, coal, sawdust, or olive pits.    


What Can It Do For My Skin?

Activated charcoal can improve so many areas of your skin! For starters, it deeply cleanses and exfoliates your skin in a gentle manner.  It isn’t harsh, and any dead skin that is sitting on your face will be removed - opening up clogged pores! All the impurities that lay within your skin will be no more when activated charcoal is at play. Say hello to smoother and clean-feeling skin!

As we previously mentioned, activated charcoal is a great ingredient to have in your skincare routine, especially those with oily skin. This ingredient will balance out your skin and minimize your pores because the oiler your skin, the bigger your pores will appear.        

How Often Should I Apply It?

While activated charcoal isn’t really harsh, it should only be used about 1 to 2 times a week. Why’s that? Overuse of activated charcoal can lead to itchy, dry, or even red skin. Who needs to deal with that? If you’re a first time user, be sure to put a small amount on the top part of your hand or wrist to see if you have any reaction.

What Purrfect Sunday Offers

At our shop, we have our Ashes Clay Mask, which contains activated charcoal and a few other beneficial ingredients like spirulina. When applied, this mask will work its magic and make your skin radiate like never before! How awesome does that sound?

 Ashes Clay Mask    

How interesting were those facts about activated charcoal?! Are you going to use it in your skincare routine? As always, be sure to follow us on socials, check out our website, and subscribe to our newsletter to see what’s new at Purrfect Sunday. Catch you next time, friends!


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