Wednesday, July 4, 2018
BEAUTY SCIENCE: Charcoal
Charcoal masks really do unclog pores. That's the reason they are so popular. You see the results immediately and they can be significant. The good news: It's safe. Charcoal is not metabolized, adsorbed or absorbed by the body. The bad news: using a charcoal mask is probably going to hurt as you remove it. Do you have to peel it off the skin. It might irritate your skin too by removing some of the natural oils and top layer of skin that protects you from bacteria and other elements. A once-a-month mask is just perfect.
Activated charcoal is also being used in facial cleansers, but you need to be mindful of how often you use them. It’s important that you don’t use these daily, as you don’t want to soak up the healthy oils and moisture your skin needs. Instead, make them part of your weekly beauty regime...the day allow yourself the luxury of a long soak, exfoliate, do your hair mask and your nails