VOLCANIC ASH! Yeap, you heard me right, like actually from a real volcano. For some years now volcanic ash has been one of many main ingredient in skincare targeted for oily and acne prone skin. It is popping up in our creams, masks, and cleansers for good reason. It boasts a bevy of skin benefits. Think of volcanic ash as the gentler but just as effective cousin to clay and mud.
But why? Why is it getting so much hype and why is it good for your skin? Well, volcanic ash is extremely rich in minerals and has antiseptic, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties. So it works really well to not only clear blemishes but heal the inflamed, irritated skin.
Brands seeking to separate themselves from the charcoal trend and stand out from the crowd are now taking a different approach to dark matter by using volcanic ash. While volcanic ash is predominantly used in mask-based products, it also works a treat as a physical exfoliant, specifically a planet-friendly one. Oh, and another name for Volcanic ash is bentonite clay.
Our bodies are exposed to harmful pollutants every day – from free radicals to sun exposure, dust, and grease. Our face is exposed to all things damaging. Though we cannot control most of that, we sure can reduce the ill effects by following an effective skin care routine.
The negatively charged ions in the clay attract and draw out the toxins to the skin surface. It helps to remineralise the skin, and these ingredients are a mixture of naturally occurring amorphous silicates and aluminosilicate (minerals) of sodium, potassium, calcium which have multiple benefits for the skin. Ideal for those prone to acne, excess oil production or congestion (characterised by whiteheads or small bumps under the skin), volcanic ash’s superpower is its ability to draw impurities away from the skin. The clay also contains magnesium, silicate, copper, iron, and potassium – all of which further boost skin health. Apart from clearing your skin’s surface, bentonite clay has a host of other benefits too!
The next time you see volcanic ash or bentonite clay in the list of ingredient to a skincare line, don’t be shocked! Instead, try it out. Especially if you have an oily and acne prone skin. Oh and another information that I’ll give to you for free – Youth has come out with a new addition to their skincare line which are, MASKS! Try out their Youth Purifying Clay Mask if you have oily and acne prone skin or if you have a drier skin, you can try out the Youth Hydrating Gel Mask that’ll surely put the moisture and life back into your skin.
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