Bath bombs are a magical, exciting way to prepare your tub for a soothing soak. It releases a psychedelic display varying colors of black and gray that froths and bubbles as it dissolves and disperses in water. The bath bomb also creates an explosion of scents from the essential oils and fragrances added to the mix. However, there’s more to these bath bombs other than their showmanship that made them popular for those looking for a natural way to detox. Here are activated charcoal bath bomb benefits that you should take advantage of on your next bath.
Gentle but deep cleansing
Activated charcoal bombs contain citric acid, Epsom salt, baking soda, and (of course) activated charcoal. Combine these elements and you have a soak that can effectively remove all that oil, dirt, dead skin cells and grime of the day. The activated charcoal draws out dirt and impurities and binds them. The good thing about activated charcoal is that grime does not float or disperse in the water. You won’t get that nasty bath water that has loose dirt that can stick again to your skin. Activated charcoal captures these impurities and prevents them from dispersing in water and come back again to your epidermis.
The blend of essential oils, detoxifying minerals from Epsom salt, as well as the adsorptive qualities of activated charcoal helps remove toxins, free radicals, and heavy metals that irritate your skin. Epsom salts help loosen tight muscles and joints, while the aroma of essential oils can soothe your brain and help you unwind.
Soothes pain and inflammation
Epsom salt and activated charcoal are known to help ease pain, inflammation, and itchiness. As you soak in an activated charcoal bomb bath, these elements can help soothe:
- Contact dermatitis
- Bruises and sprain
- Pain and swelling due to arthritis
However, if your goal is to soothe skin irritation, you should get an activated charcoal bath bomb that is fragrance and alcohol-free. Fragrances and alcohol often cause dryness and skin reactions that only increase your skin irritation.
Rubbing your skin as you soak in the bath helps activated charcoal slough off a layer of dead skin cells that can cause acne on your chest, back, and neck. Activated charcoal can go deep in your pores as well to remove the blockage and minimize pores. The result is a smooth, clear skin that is pink and glowing with health.
Activated charcoal baths is an enjoyable, fun, and relaxing way to unwind. However, don’t leave your face unattended! Wash it first with Actinera® Bamboo Charcoal Face Wash and then apply Actinera® Deep Pore-Suction Mask as you rest in the tub. By the time the Actinera® Deep Pore-Suction Mask dries on your face, the activated charcoal bath bomb has already done its detox and soothing effect on your skin.
Have you tried using activated charcoal bombs? How did your skin feel after a warm soak? Please share your experience with us in the comment section!