OCT 2016

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[ ] I t may seem counterintuitive to slather your clients' skin in a substance that resembles dirt, but charcoal is quite the pore cleanser. This natural residue has chemical properties that turn its molecules into miniature lures, capable of pulling a wide range of impurities out of a variety of surfaces. Here's the scoop on what exactly charcoal is, and why it's such a hot skincare ingredient right now. Charcoal Coal, carbon, charcoal—whatever label it bears, this porous black matter serves as an extremely eff ective skin detoxifi er. QUICK FACTS: A Carbon (or charcoal) is a residue of organic matter that's produced from carbonaceous sources such as nutshells, coconut husks, peat, wood and coal when they're burned in the absence of oxygen. A Activated charcoal is capable of absorbing up to 1,000 times its weight. A Charcoal pills are often taken orally to help with gas pains, upset stomachs, intestinal infections or indigestion. A Charcoal can be used to purify beverages and other liquids. [18] • DAYSPA • october 2016 in focus by Rachel Kossman

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