3 Benefits of Using a Charcoal Sponge
As many people know, I am a research “hacker”. I find things that make my life easier and I share it with you. In all things natural, this is my calling. So some time ago, I told all my clients about my new discovery…which was on something that has been around for a while. Activated charcoal means the carbon is infused with oxygen and is prepared for human ingestion (in the case of poisoning or detox) and skincare products. This oxygenation creates a super porous surface, increasing its ability to absorb matter and toxins. Possibly the most absorbent cosmetic ingredient out there, activated charcoal is said to have the ability to absorb thousands of times its own weight.
Say what??? Get out of town you neat thing you. What does it do though?
3 Benefits of Using a Charcoal Sponge:
- It removes impurities from your skin and improves the overall feeling and texture. I love the way my charcoal sponge feels and it was weird at first…but I was so impressed with my skin texture. It seemed so odd that it helped that fast!!
- It can aid in detoxing your body…which was why I looked it up in the first place. I wanted to remove any build up of soap off my skin before using my products. I like to put a wrap on fresh clean skin and this was the way to do it.
- It’s said to be anti-aging. So activated charcoal is said to tighten pores and smooth the skin. It also reduces inflammation, which is significant in preventing premature aging. All things i needed in my life. So that was good enough for me to try a few of the products with charcoal.
Here are a few things you can try and let me know what you think!
The Sponge I used is this one:
Apparently, this is The BEST Dead Sea Mask:
And I want to try this face sponge as well:
Lastly, everyone knows I am a nut for some tea tree oil as well so oohh-ahh: