LifestyleStyle Turn your shower into a BBQ with charcoal beauty products! By NEWSDAY with MELISSA KRAVITZ Updated July 17, 2015 3:35 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Charcoal serves many purposes, not just for your barbecue. Because it is a natural antibacterial, it is used in many beauty products and acts as a great exfoliate. Add charcoal to your beauty routine with these products below. LING Skincare Black Charcoal Rice Soap Photo Credit: LING This sleek black soap bar provides the detoxification benefits from charcoal and also uses essential oils of orange and ylang ylang to help you de-stress and relieve tension. Organic ingredients are healthy and feel nice to wash up with! $15, lingskincare.com LUSH Dark Angels Cleanser Photo Credit: LUSH All-natural beauty company, LUSH is known for the unique ingredients in their handmade products. In this potted cleanser, charcoal and black sugar combine to rid skin of excess oils and hydrate with avocado oil and rhassoul mud. Just scoop a little on your hand and massage on your face -- it smells fresh and is fun to use! $12.95, lushusa.com Sephora Collection Bamboo Charcoal Blotting Papers Photo Credit: Sephora Sephora Collection Bamboo Charcoal Blotting Papers come in a handy portable packet containing 100 double-sided porous sheets, to absorb oil without messing your makeup. Bamboo charcoal has both antibacterial and antifungal properties; $8 at Sephora and sephora.com Freeman Beauty Charcoal & Black Sugar Polishing Mask Photo Credit: Freeman Beauty Charcoal isn't just for barbecues -- used as a grime-fighter since the days of Hippocrates, the antibacterial wonder is popping up in activated form in all kinds of beauty products, like Freeman Beauty Charcoal & Black Sugar Polishing Mask; $4.29 at freemanbeauty.com Earth Therapeutics Purifying Hydro set Photo Credit: Earth Therapeutics Earth Therapeutics' new Purifying Hydro Towel, Purifying Hydro Sponge and Purifying Vegetable Facial Sponge gently exfoliate dead skin cells while drawing out impurities, thanks to bamboo charcoal contained within; $7.99 to $9.99 at Ulta, Kohl's and earththerapeutics.net Tree Hut Detoxifying Mediterranean Salt Scrub Photo Credit: Tree Hut Activated charcoal is heated at high temps, opening up countless tiny holes that suck up dirt without leaving residue like soap. Tree Hut Detoxifying Mediterranean Salt Scrub, in Fig & Olive, combines charcoal and soothing evening primrose oil; $8.99 at Ulta and ulta.com By NEWSDAY with MELISSA KRAVITZ Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.