Hawaiian Brides Are Exfoliating With Volcanic Ash

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Turns out there’s a benefit to living close to a dormant volcano—the ash it spewed once upon a time remains rich in compounds such as potassium, calcium and sulfur. “Some of these essential minerals can be anti-inflammatory to the skin, helping to smooth and calm it,” says Elizabeth Tanzi, MD, codirector of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery in Washington, DC. No wonder Hawaiian brides buff up for their wedding day with volcanic ash facials, scrubs, massages and even mud baths!

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