Activated charcoal acts like a magnet by adhering to gunk in our pores and drawing it out. This allows skin to breathe and function properly. When our pores are congested, nothing we put on our skin can penetrate, and anything that should be expelled can’t get out.
I look at food and not only see it as nourishment for my body, but also at the possibilities it has for my skin. I’m forever repurposing, reusing and “rebranding” my food. I take oatmeal from breakfast to face mask and zucchini water from waste to skin wonder.
Our skin is constantly changing. I’ve always touted that there’s no such thing as skin types. It can change daily. We can wake up with dry skin and go to sleep with oily skin. This is even more relevant right now. Our lifestyles during the pandemic are creating a host of new skin issues.