Activated Charcoal Benefits
I'm not an esthetician and I only know what I've learned from the educated skin care specialists around me and the internet but I wanted to share with you why I'm so intrigued by activated charcoal. First of all, it's black and my whole home is black white and grey with touches of dark brown sooo it fits vibe. ;) It feels earthy and looks cool while doing it. But just kidding, I wouldn't really use a skincare product based off of aesthetic.
When you see a product marked as being "activated charcoal" it means that it has had oxygen added to it which increases its porosity. This is not the charcoal that you're grilling pizza with outside in the summer. It's specific to skin care. The oil and dirt in our pours are what make our skin get clogged up and the pours to look a bit larger than they have to. Activated charcoal gathers the dirt, bacteria and toxins (etc) out of your pours and brings it all to the surface of your skin so that it can be washed away. This can help to tighten your pours! When you pair that with fresh goat's milk and a few other healthy ingrediants, I'm telling you. So good. "Goat milk is deeply hydrating and offers anti-inflammatory benefits to reduce skin inflammation. It can diminish and provide relief for acne prone skin due to the antibacterial properties that help reduce swelling and propagate healing." (tsf website)
As I mentioned on my IG post, I don't love all activated charcoal products. BUT I have found one that I love. It's been blended with goats milk from a local to Scottsdale farm and they've blended the perfect amount of rosemary and orange into this soap bar and packaged it sweetly. I'm telling you, YUM. Justin's been creeping on my side of the shower and using ALL of my soap. I'm okay with it but also, like "guy, get out of it!"
Run warm water with the bar between your hands. Create a lather and apply generously to your face and body. Rinse off and pat dry if you choose. Standing your bar up on a wood soap draining dish will keep your bar longer. **TSF Botanical Skin Care