PRETTY GRITTY

Try these coal-con­tain­ing treats to deep-cleanse.

Friday - - Beauty -

Dark An­gels Fa­cial Cleanser, Lush, Dh78, mena.lush.com

A cult favourite among acne suf­fer­ers, Lush’s heavy-duty scrub soaks up oil, and buffs away scar­ring.

Deep Cleans­ing Char­coal Pore Strips, Bioré, Dh29.50, at su­per­mar­kets

These tar­geted strips pull out the plugs of ox­i­dised se­bum that clog pores – oth­er­wise known as black­heads – plus sur­face oil and dead cells. Be­ware, see­ing the con­tents of your pores laid out on the black strip is dis­gust­ingly con­fronting.

Beauty Shot with ac­ti­vated char­coal (part of six-part pack­age), Detox De­light, Dh150, detox-de­light.ae

Flush out tummy trou­bles with Detox De­light’s ac­ti­vated char­coal sup­ple­ment shot. The health food com­pany also pro­duces a char­coal-in­fused Black Le­mon­ade and Grey Nut­milk.

Bam­boo Char­coal Gen­tle­men’s Sponge, Kon­jac Sponge, Dh75, basharacare.com

Branded for men, but suit­able for ev­ery­body, this nat­u­ral sponge works well alone or to en­hance your usual face wash.

Bal­anc­ing Masque Duo, Emi­nence, Dh198, skin1.com

This two-in-one mask suits all skin types, with the char­coal half ap­plied to the T-zone to clean pores, and the pomelo cream on cheeks and neck to hy­drate.

Black Edition Paste, Di­a­mond Whites, Dh47, di­a­mond­whites. co.uk

While it may be a lit­tle dis­con­cert­ing to brush your teeth with a grey paste, this tube of whiten­ing tooth­paste is your ticket to a brighter smile.

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