7 Ways to Promote Healing With Activated Charcoal

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What is Activated Charcoal?

Activated charcoal – also known as activated carbon – is a highly adsorbent powdered or granular carbon, usually made by carbonization and chemical activation and is chiefly used for purifying by adsorption. **
Adsorption is the adhesion of an extremely thin layer of molecules (gases, solutes, or liquids) to the surfaces of solid bodies or liquids with which they are in contact.**

When organic carbon-based matter is activated – usually through high heat – it develops a high degree of microporosity which enables toxins and chemicals to bind more easily to it. Activated charcoal is used to adsorb toxins in many applications to purify, detoxify, and deodorize.

Activated charcoal is a time-honored, highly effective, natural cleanser, detoxifer, and deodorizer.

So… here are 7 powerful ways you can promote healing with activated charcoal.

#7 Naturally Cleanse & Heal Acne

Activated charcoal soap is known to be a highly beneficial treatment for acne.

It not only removes skin impurities, but also aids in the removal of toxins which lead to blemishes.

#6 Treat Oily Skin

Oily skin often gets more frustrating in the summer months.

Activated charcoal oil causes your skin’s excess oils – along with any impurities in your pores – to “adsorb” and bind to the pores in the charcoal, leaving you with a fresher, cleaner, and clearer complexion.

#5 Soothe Psoriasis

Many doctors and dermatologists prescribe activated charcoal to treat the symptoms of psoriasis.

Activated charcoal often provides psoriasis sufferers with relief from painful inflammation and itching.

Activated charcoal also acts as a natural soothing cleanser that helps prevent secondary infections that often accompany psoriasis breakouts.

#4 Naturally Deodorize

Charcoal has been used for centuries as an effective natural deodorizer.

Using activated charcoal to cleanse your skin helps neutralize body odor and remove excess oils and impurities from your skin that contribute to body odor.

#3 Control Dandruff

Activated charcoal’s ability to cause dead skin and impurities to bind to it makes it a great natural way to control dandruff and flaking skin.

Routinely washing with activated charcoal body products can not only make your skin complexion significantly smoother…

but occaisionally washing your hair with activated charcoal body products can keep it shiny and flake-free while providing you with much needed relief for your itchy scalp.

#2 Prevent Premature Aging

Detoxifying and deep cleansing your skin one to two times per week can help promote younger looking skin by reducing the appearance of pores and removing dead skin that contributes to a “rough” complexion.

Keeping your skin free from impurities that clog your pores helps protect your skin from damage caused by free radicals and the micro-scarring that often results from severe acne – which can give your skin the appearance of premature aging.

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*Definition from Oxford Languages
**Definition from Merriam-Webster
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Kathy Thomas

Kathy Thomas

Kathy Thomas is an inspirational writer with a passion for helping women discover and celebrate their unique gifts and abilities. Kathy is part of the Communications Team at Trades of Hope focusing on Artisan advocacy.


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