Health Benefits of Volcanic Ash
The sulphur in volcanic ash is a proven, safe, age old remedy that has been used to treat every conceivable skin irritation and infection.
Sulphur is also FDA approved for the treatment of acne.
Volcanic ash skin care has been used for centuries by the native Melanesians and Polynesians for the treatment of a wide variety of infections due to its anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-yeast and overall disinfectant qualities. Volcanic ash is high in sulphur, an active mineral ingredient which not only helps the body to resist bacteria but actually destroy it. Sulphur exists in your hemoglobin and connective body tissue and helps to:
- Disinfect the blood
- Stimulate bile secretion
- Aid the oxidation reactions in the body
- Protect the protoplasm of cells
- Synthesize collagen (one of the main proteins needed for the structural integrity of your skin).
Sulphur slows down the aging process because of its ability to protect against the toxic effects of pollution and radiation. It is part of the chemical structure of the amino acids glutathione, taurine, cysteine, and methionine.
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Volcanic ash particles are finely crushed and may be as small as 1/1,000th of an inch (or 0.025mm). The ash does not dissolve in water and so makes for a fantastic, mild exfoliant. We also use volcanic ash in our foot scrubs and body scrubs because of its purification and cleansing qualities.
Volcanic ash mixed into the earth will bond to water, under pressure. Pure ash, mixed with spring or mineral water, is used to create mud baths (like in a spa) and facial mud masks.
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About the author: David Burns is the founder of Natural Island Skin Care, a site dedicated to helping those suffering from skin care problems. Visit the site for more great information on coconut oil as a moisturizer, vanilla bath oil and sandalwood for men.