Getting our skin cleansed of toxins and free radicals is vital to our skin's health today. But it's a difficult proposition in this present time of pollution and Global warming. We can't even go outside without having to cover up - and all in the name of what?...it's that creepy word that's lurking on over our shoulder...ageing.
BY: Marika Kouremenos
It's just as bad indoors! We're exposed to thousands of chemicals and other irritants that damage our skin causing it to wrinkle and dry out, and we can't even pop open the pretty nail polishes anymore without getting a migraine. Our body is meant to be built strong and withstand crap like this, but even though we are staying alive longer, we're sure as hell far more sensitive and riddled with discomfort more than ever.
So we gotta stop right there, thank you very much - we don't need to complicate our beauty regime anymore. There is a simple solution to cutting the clutter from the bathroom and exposing our poor old skin to more chemical loading...ohhh and it is so damn simple and natural you're going to be like "WTF?".
It is our version of a black diamond...ha! No, but really it has been used for hundreds of years in Asia and is often call "Black Diamond" due to its unique benefits, all it is - Bamboo Charcoal.
Some Benefits of Bamboo Charcoal are:
- Excellent Natural Acne Treatment: With its amazing ability to absorb dirt and cleanse skin pores better than any other normal soap. Also, it does not leave any residues on the skin, which lets the skin breathe properly.
- It pulls toxins, minerals, impurities, and other harmful substances from the skin.
- It has antibacterial and antifungal properties.
- It acts as a natural exfoliator, helping to get rid of dead skin cells.
- It is said to treat eczema, dry skin, and psoriasis.
And just so you don't get black dirt all over your beautiful white bathroom and grout, we've found the coolest thing in the beauty world...it's all of the above but in a sponge! Whaaat? That's crazy right...
What is the Konjac Sponge?
Well, to start, it might be interesting to know that Konjac actually comes from a potato-like plant in Asia that is both cultivated and grows wild at high altitudes. The Japanese have used Konjac for over 1500 years as a food source and over the last century have been using the Konjac potato as a beauty treatment. The Konjac sponge has been handmade from the vegetable fibre of this plant and activated with charcoal from bamboo. As a result, the Konjac Sponge is extremely gentle and 100% biodegradable – you can compost it when it’s time for a new one.
What Does the Konjac Sponge Do?
The Konjac sponge is an extremely gentle cleanser for both face and body. The sponge acts as a gentle exfoliator, rubbing off dead skin cells in the most delicate manner. The extra soft texture means that its okay for anyone to use. It can gently take off much of your face makeup in a matter of minutes.
How Do I Use the Konjac Sponge?
When you pick up your sponge it will be dry and hard. You will need to wet it under warm water until it’s completely soaked through and soft. Once it is wet and puffy, simply use the flat side in a circular motion around your face to exfoliate and remove dirt and grime. This circular massaging will stimulate tired skin and encourage skin renewal – and we can all use a bit of that!
How Long Will My Sponge Last and How to Care for It?
Like all good things, it must come to an end, but not for at least a month, depending on how you care for it. By ensuring that it completely dries out in between uses (there is a handy string for that) and that your sponge is never wrung out (always press between your hands to remove excess water during use), you will give your sponge a longer life.
And Where do I Get This Spiffy Little Sponge?
Available right here online
If you have our sponge, what’s your experience been like? Please share below.