When your pores aren’t clear, neither is your complexion. Activated charcoal binds to dirt and helps pull it out of your pores, making them less visible All this reveals new young and glowing skin underneath. If you’re troubled with acne scars, dark spots, blemishes and hyperpigmentation, activated charcoal helps lighten your skin by gently exfoliating it. Using green tea topically on the skin has great cleansing, anti-oxidant, and anti-inflammatory benefits. Tannins in the tea help to reduce pore size and balance oil production.