THE BEST OF THE CHARCOAL CRAZE
Can you imagine putting charcoal on your face? And no, I’m not talking about the kind you put on your grill to BBQ. The whole thought of it is kind of scary. I keep thinking that if I put any product that contains charcoal, that it my stain my face. But seriously, everywhere I go, I am seeing more and more beauty products that contain charcoal. They are becoming more of a trend, especially as we get into the summer months and even more importantly, they are amazing for your skin. But, from what I understand, there is a method to this charcoal craze and these beauty products are catching on.
Activated charcoal helps you achieve a flawless complexion and fight acne by drawing bacteria, dirt, chemicals, micro – particles, chemicals and more to the surface of the skin. Activated charcoal in powder form is proven to absorb thousands of times its own mass in harmful substance, which makes it a super fabulous ingredient in facial masks. It’s become highly popular and as much as I sometimes shy away from trendy fads, this is one that I am definitely willing to try! “Charcoal is a powerhouse ingredient used for its cleaning power,” says New York City dermatologist Sapna Westley, M.D. “It acts as a magnet to draw out and trap impurities.” I don’t know about you, but that sounds great to me.
Has any of my Wunderful readers used any of these products or any product containing Charcoal? What were the results? Would you use it again? I would love to hear from you.