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The Magic of Charcoal

By Samantha Boden
Posted On Jul 05, 2015
The Magic of Charcoal


By Samantha Boden

We often grab a bag of charcoal to fire up a BBQ, but most of us have probably never thought of adding charcoal to our beauty routine. In honor of Spa Week, we checked out the Charcoal Facial (sans BBQ chicken) at LING Skincare (lingskincare.com) in New York City. Charcoal is known to purify the skin of free radicals and help clear up acne. Skin is left super soft, radiant, and free of dirt, oil, and impurities. This facial uses Asian pressure point facial massage and a variety of masks to detoxify and clear the pores.

First the aesthetician cleanses the face, then relaxes you with a mini face and shoulder massage. After that, charcoal is used to scrub the face and then the aesthetician applies a clay clarifying mask. The mask may make your face feel tingly and tighten it, but the results are worth it. The second mask is a cooling gel-like ginseng moisturizing which calms the skin and reduces irritation. Lastly, the charcoal mask is applied and left on for 15 minutes.

We definitely recommend treating yourself to this facial during Spa Week (ends October 18th) especially since it usually costs $260 and is only $50 this week! Visit spaweek.com to book your appointment.

Check out these other spa treatments offered during Spa Week:

60-minute Revitalizing Red Wine Mud Wrap at Elizabeth Adam Salon and Day Spa in Chicago, IL (Regular $115, Spa Week $50)

60 Minute 24 Karat Gold Japanese Facial at Onsen Spa in Los Angeles, CA (Regular $245, Spa Week $50)

50 Minute Toasty Marshmallow Massage at The Woodhouse Day Spa in Plano, TX (Regular $150, Spa Week $50)

50 Minute Guac Star Facial with Avocado Treatment at Spa Botanica in Concord, NC (Regular $85, Spa Week $50)

50 Min Spa Week De-Stress Body Treatment at Red Door Spas Nationwide (Regular $225, Spa Week $50)