Procoal – Activated Charcoal Exfoliating Face Scrub

I love biological exfoliants, but you just can’t beat a good face scrub to refresh your skin and give it that glow back.

For the past few weeks I have been using Procoal Activated Charcoal Exfoliating Face Scrub, and I have to admit – I absolutely love it.  Hence the need to share it with you!

Procoal is a new brand for me.  They are a British company from Brighton, and this product is cruelty-free and does not contain any nasty ingredients.

I was at first unsure what activated charcoal meant, but I have since learnt that it is used to attract poisons and toxins, and can be used for a number of things from soaking up poisons in the gut, to teeth whitening.  Using it in skincare will help remove impurities, oxidised sebum (which are blackheads), and contaminants.  Your skin is left cleansed, purified, and glowing.

After weeks of using my Origins Retinol night cream, my skin was showing signs of dryness, especially when I applied my foundation.  Now was the right time to give this scrub a go!  

I love a product that has a scent, and this one smells very clean and fresh.  It is light grey in colour, with large specks of black charcoal. The scrub has a really fine texture which comes from the pumice.

I personally like to use my face scrub on a dry skin.  Massage it in, in small circular movements and then, when the product becomes a bit dry, dip your fingers in water and add to give it more slip.  Before rinsing it off with warm water, just give it a minute on your skin and use the remainder of the product on the back of your hands and exfoliate them as well.  Two birds with one stone!  

If you have time on your hands after exfoliating, follow with a facial oil or serum pressed into the skin, then top with a face mask.  And chill.

You can use facial exfoliators 1-2 times a week, depending on your skins needs.

Everyone should exfoliate their skin.  It is madness to apply expensive serums and moisturisers to un-exfoliated skin. Without doing this your skin has a barrier of dead, dry, skin cells.  Your skincare products will have to fight to get through this barrier, so get more for your money and exfoliate regularly.

Tracy x

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