How activated charcoal can work wonders for mature skin

Could activated charcoal be the new addition to your skincare regime?

Activated charcoal is rich in minerals that can deeply cleanse your skin and tighten your pores. It can enhance collagen and elastin production, reduce wrinkles and skin discolouration, as well as slowing down premature ageing.

Your skin changes as you get older, and you need to change with it. Even if you have beauty products you trust and a routine you stick to, it’s time to try something new. Activated charcoal is just the ingredient to reinvigorate your skin.

What is activated charcoal?

Activated charcoal is changing the face of the beauty industry. The likes of coconut, nutshells and bamboo are “activated” by mixing with hot gases. The result is a wonder ingredient that is super absorbent and traps toxins and impurities.

You’ll find it in products including face masks, cleansers or exfoliators, all that work their magic on your skin. It’s black, which feels a little out of the ordinary at first, but you’ll get used to it.

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Incorporating activated charcoal into your beauty routine

Your daily skincare regime

It’s worth introducing a natural activated charcoal face cream into your regular skincare regime. Especially if you feel what you’re currently using is leaving your skin too dull.

As we age, our skin produces less collagen and sebum (oil), making it seem thinner and paler. Changes in the connective tissue can also reduce its strength and elasticity. A daily dose of activated charcoal will fight this by boosting both elastin and collagen, rejuvenating your skin.

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As we get older, acne can become an unwanted issue. If you’re prone to occasional flare-ups, consider swapping out your daily cleanser or exfoliator for ones containing activated charcoal.

As it’s both anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory it can sooth existing acne, but also prevent spots from occurring in the first place. Even if it’s only a flare-up every so often, a daily change can make a difference.

Your pampering regime

To give your skin a boost when it’s time to pamper yourself, try an activated charcoal face mask or mud mask. Giving your pores a deep clean and drawing out any impurities should leave your skin feeling fresher and more radiant.

Other uses for activated charcoal

It’s not just your skin that can benefit from bringing activated charcoal into your daily life. You’ll also find it in teeth-whitening toothpaste. Although the colour might take a little more getting used to.

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Making one small change to your skincare regime can have a real impact. Introducing just one activated charcoal product could be the change that revitalises and rejuvenates your skin.

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