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How To Use Charcoal Body Scrub

Why Include Charcoal in Your Beauty Routine?

It might surprise you to hear that charcoal, which is easy to associate with grilling and campfires, actually has incredible benefits for your skin. But it’s true – charcoal is an excellent ingredient to include in your skincare routine. The charcoal you’ll be using to take care of your skin though is a far cry from what you’d find at a barbecue pit. 

The charcoal that is used in skincare is activated charcoal, a powdered, heated form of charcoal that can naturally purify your skin and leave you looking and feeling refreshed. 

Activated charcoal is an ideal ingredient to use as an exfoliator. The natural absorbent qualities of this type of charcoal make it a powerful aid to an exfoliator, working to purify and cleanse your skin as you gently remove dead skin cells through exfoliation.

Exfoliation can play a key role in keeping your skin fresh, smooth, and youthful. When you use a gentle exfoliator on your skin, you’re sloughing off dead skin cells, which have the potential to clog your pores and dull your complexion. 

Exfoliation with activated charcoal scrub can refresh your skin in a noticeable way, leaving you with skin that feels softer and looks brighter and clearer. 

How Often Should I Exfoliate?

When you use goPure’s Charcoal Body Scrub as your gentle exfoliator of choice, it doesn’t need to be an everyday component in your beauty routine. 

Instead, you can use the exfoliator a few times per week, alternating between days. If you want to increase the frequency of your exfoliating, build up slowly – too much exfoliation isn’t always better for your skin!

Exfoliating your skin every other day, or every two days if you have sensitive skin, can work wonders for your face. Exfoliation at this frequency is just enough to reap the benefits of your exfoliator’s ingredients, but is not so often that it risks irritating your skin.

In addition, the gentler you are with your exfoliation, the lower the risk of irritating your skin will be. When you use gentle circular motions to apply goPure’s charcoal body scrub, you’ll be much better off than scrubbing harshly. Too much scrubbing can leave your skin raw, red, and irritated. 

When you’re gentle with your skin, exfoliation is a soothing, refreshing experience. There’s no need to be rough to get the most out of your exfoliator.

How Does Exfoliating Scrub Work?

A gentle exfoliator like our charcoal body scrub works by sloughing off dead skin cells without the use of harsh chemicals or rough particles. Through soft motions, the small, gentle particles in goPure’s body scrub work to purify, cleanse, and smooth your skin. 

One of the key components of our charcoal body scrub that makes it special is the inclusion of natural moisturizers. Exfoliation should never leave your skin dried out, and we included hydrating ingredients like jojoba oil and sea kelp to ensure that your skin is left nourished and refreshed after each use. 

Jojoba oil is one of the most powerful moisturizers nature has to offer. This natural oil is rich in antioxidants and fatty acids, two sets of nutrients that are great for your skin. The inclusion of jojoba oil in our signature body scrub gives it an incredible hydrating effect on your skin, and allows for the valuable nutrients in the oil to penetrate your skin and leave you feeling amazing.

In addition to jojoba oil, sea kelp provides added moisture and hydration. Sea kelp is rich in iodine, which makes it a perfect ingredient to supply your skin with when you’re dealing with dryness. Dry, irritated skin is common in the winter months, and during the coldest parts of the year it is especially helpful to use this hydrating ingredient on your skin. Sea kelp’s moisturizing power makes it a perfect ingredient to use on your face and body.

The exfoliating power of goPure’s charcoal body scrub comes in part thanks to the inclusion of apricot seed. The tiny, gentle particles of apricot seeds included in the body scrub allow it to remove dead skin cells from your face and body without leaving your skin irritated. Apricot seed is also naturally rich in antioxidants and fatty acids, making it an excellent ingredient to use to nourish your skin.

Pro Tip 1: Charcoal Body Scrub is Best Used On Damp Skin 

Each application of charcoal body scrub takes just a few minutes and feels amazing. Afterwards, you’re left with skin that is moisturized, refreshed, and smooth. 

It’s a perfect product to use in the shower, when your skin is damp and primed to receive the beneficial ingredients in the scrub.

When you use charcoal body scrub, feel free to be generous with the amount you put on. The ingredients in the scrub are gentle enough to feel amazing on your skin, even in larger amounts. You don’t need to worry about overdoing it when it comes to this incredible scrub!

Pro Tip 2: Be Gentle When You Scrub! 

When your skin is damp, take a generous amount of charcoal body scrub and spread it over your body. 

You don’t need to move too fast or scrub too hard to reap the benefits of the scrub’s incredible ingredients. In fact, you’ll be better off the gentler you are!

You can use your hands to gently swirl the body scrub around in small circular motions. Keep this up for 15-30 seconds, then rinse off after you are finished. You’ll be able to immediately feel the scrub working to purify, nourish, and hydrate your skin. 

Why goPure? 

What makes goPure’s charcoal body scrub special? There are plenty of exfoliating scrubs out there – what sets ours apart? 

  • goPure products are made in the USA with ingredients that are sustainably sourced from around the world. All of the ingredients that we use, from apricot root to sea kelp, are of the purest quality. Everything we use to make our products is in its purest form – no derivatives or fake ingredients here!
  • Our charcoal body scrub is paraben-free, sulfate-free, and free from artificial colors and dyes. These ingredients can irritate your skin, and they’re always best left out of your beauty routine. Instead of artificial additives that your skin doesn’t need, we stick with the good stuff.
  • All goPure products are cruelty-free. You never have to wonder if the product you’re using on your skin has been tested on animals. We don’t tolerate any form of animal testing, and will always strive to be kind to the creatures that share the earth with us!

What Should I Do Before and After I Exfoliate?

Whenever you use goPure’s charcoal body scrub to exfoliate your skin, it’s always wise to do so in the context of a well-assembled skincare regimen.

All beauty products are best used at a specific time in your beauty routine, and an exfoliator like our body scrub fits best towards the beginning of your morning or evening skincare. 

Before you exfoliate your face, it’s always wise to first use a gentle cleanser to get rid of any dirt, makeup, or other residue left on your face from the day. Whether you are exfoliating in the morning or the evening, cleansing first is always a good move. 

goPure’s vitamin C cleanser is the perfect option – it gently removes impurities from your skin and preps your face for the rest of the products you’ll be using.

After cleansing, you can use a toner to further prepare your skin for exfoliation. Toner helps to finish what your cleanser started, getting rid of any additional residue left behind by your cleanser. 

Using a toner before exfoliating will get your skin primed and ready to receive the beneficial ingredients from your body scrub. After toner, you’re ready to exfoliate!

Post-exfoliation, you can apply any serums you are using to your skin, then move on to the heavier products in your beauty regimen. Saving the heaviest stuff – moisturizer, sunscreen, and other forms of cream, lotion, or gel – for last lets your skin absorb the ingredients in lightweight products without being inhibited.

It’s always best to wrap up your morning skincare routine with a mineral-based sunscreen. Sunscreen will protect your skin from UV rays, and can balance out any extra sun sensitivity caused by the ingredients you’re using. Save sunscreen for last, applying the lightest products first and then moving on to the heavier stuff.

Getting Soft, Glowing Skin Has Never Been So Easy

With goPure’s charcoal body scrub, you can treat yourself to some self-care with incredible ingredients that will leave your skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. 

Exfoliating just a few times a week with the scrub can result in a noticeable nourishing effect on your skin, keeping away dryness and helping you maintain soft, smooth skin. 

Taking great care of your skin should never have to be hard, and with goPure, it’s easier than ever!

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