The Benefits of Activated Charcoal

If you haven't noticed, activated charcoal has gained popularity as a natural skin care benefit. But what exactly are the benefits?
1. Detox & Anti-Aging
Activated charcoal is said to remove toxins and impurities from the skin, similar to clay.  It is known to absorb up to 200 times its weight in toxins. It is antibacterial, making it great for oily and/or acne prone skin. It is also said to have anti-aging properties as well.
2. Relieve comfort from insect bites
Because of the antibacterial qualities, applied repeatedly to bug bites it can alleviate itching. 
3. Reduces Body Odor
Some natural deodorants use activated charcoal to reduce the amount of body odor that results from sweating. However, used in large doses, it can of course stain anything it touches.
At the Body Buffet we LOVE to use activated charcoal as a natural colorant and a skin benefits. Please check out our natural soaps that have activated charcoal at www.thebodybuffet.com.
The Body Buffet creates handmade artisan soap, shampoo, conditioners, spa bars, beard care, body wash and more for Baltimore, the DMV, and beyond. We have been creating conditioning skin-loving, hair-loving, since 2009. Visit our shop at www.thebodybuffet.com. Marquita Johl is the soaper-in-chief and a self-care advocate. She has been crafting soap for eleven years.

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