Activated Charcoal for Acne and Blackheads
With all of the amazing charcoal face masks listed above at your disposal, it seems acne may be a thing of your past. That doesn’t mean a spot won’t pop up sporadically. Thankfully, a relatively unknown use for activated charcoal is as a spot treatment!
Instead of creating an entire face mask, just add a bit of water to a tiny bit of charcoal and slather it on the pimple(s).
Once I’m at home and in P.J. mode, I’ll apply my activated charcoal spot treatment and leave it there all night until I wash my face right before bed. Conversely, you can apply it after you wash your face at night and wash it off in the morning.
And I’m not the only one who has seen my skin improve by using activated charcoal. This article has some pretty compelling evidence that activated charcoal soap has done wonders for treating the author’s adult acne.
I originally got the idea to spot treat pimples from Bethany who runs primalpastures.com
Just as Bethany describes, activated charcoal seems to speed up the natural healing process. Even if I didn’t use activated charcoal for a zillion other things, I would keep a bag handy just for spot treatment!
Activated Charcoal for Eczema and Psoriasis
A close friend of mine has struggled with eczema for years - like waking up in the middle of the night because you’re sooo itchy, eczema.
A year ago he started using a daily coffee scrub and activated charcoal soap. His eczema has virtually disappeared.
I can’t even imagine the difference in the quality of life. Not sleeping because your skin is on fire sounds like a literal nightmare.
We’re currently working on formulating an activated charcoal coffee scrub but until then get a good coffee scrub (or make one) and pick up a bar of activated charcoal soap.
I use a scrub several times a week when I’m not in a rush, because it does take extra time to rub coffee all over your body— and then wash it all off.
Even if you don’t suffer from eczema or psoriasis but you have dry skin you might want to take notice. This combination will leave you with the softest, most supple skin you’ve ever had.
It’s honestly transformative.