A gentle yet effective way to naturally cleanse your skin.
If you have been following me and my…ahem…musings for a while, you know that I
complain talk a lot about my skin and the generous share of skin woes I have had over the last couple of years. If you’re new to my babble, I’ll spare you the lengthy details at this point. Just know this: When I find products that really work for me and my acne-prone, unpredictable and generally “does what it wants” kind of skin, I love to share in hopes that they will help others and their fussy complexion, too. My latest obsession: pureSOL konjac sponges!
What is a konjac sponge and how does it work?
A konjac (pronounced: /ˈkoʊnjæk/ kohn-yak) sponge is a gentle yet powerful cleansing tool that is ideal for detoxifying the skin and bringing back and maintaining its natural glow and softness. The sponge is made from the konjac root plant – a plant native to subtropical and tropical Eastern Asia – by steaming the edible fiber without adding any chemicals.
In its dry state, the pureSOL konjac sponge (available in Original, Turmeric and Activated Charcoal, purchase HERE) feels pretty hard and inflexible to the touch but after thoroughly soaking it for 30-60 seconds, it grows to almost double its size and becomes nice and squishy.
Once fully expanded, massage it carefully over your face in a circular motion with or without your favorite cleanser. If you do use a cleanser, you will only need to apply a fraction of your usual amount, as the sponge will generate a generous lather.
I prefer pairing my sponge with a mild cleanser for in-shower make-up removal as it is soft enough to use around the delicate eye area. It is also amazing for taking off face masks thanks to its “fits right in your palm” size and shape that make for super easy maneuverability!
What are the benefits to using a konjac sponge?
- Improves skin texture: As part of your daily skin care routine, a konjac sponge gently exfoliates and visibly refines your pores.
- Brightens the skin: The natural woven fibers of the sponge massage the skin and stimulate blood flow. The sponge encourages cell turnover while balancing the skin’s pH.
- Removes toxins and impurities: More affordable and more convenient for travel than an electric spin brush and gentler than a wash cloth, the pureSOL konjac sponge gives you that squeaky clean feeling without harshly stripping the skin of its protective oils. Unlike facial scrubs that can cause further irritation, konjac sponges are suitable for daily use even if you have sensitive skin or suffer from skin conditions like eczema or acne. I love that pureSOL also makes a larger body size sponge that is a natural, non-scratchy alternative to a synthetic shower pouf. And yes, it is perfectly safe to use on babies’ delicate skin!
- 100% natural and eco-friendly: pureSOL konjac sponges are completely natural products that do not have any health compromising chemicals added. They are cruelty free, vegan, biodegradable, and compostable. In addition, 90% of pureSOL’s packaging is compostable as well.
How do I care for my konjac sponge?
Since it is an all-natural product, the konjac sponge does break down after a while so it is best to replace it every 2-3 months. Each pureSOL sponge comes with a convenient suction hook that is perfect for hanging it in a well-ventilated area. Make sure you thoroughly rinse and carefully squeeze out any excess water after each use so the sponge can dry properly until the next time you use it again. To extend the life of your sponge, try keeping it in the refrigerator if you live in a hot and humid climate and be sure you sterilize it every couple of weeks by boiling it in water or popping it in the microwave for one minute.
Ready to try the pureSOL konjac sponges for yourself? Well, today might just be your lucky day! I have teamed up with pureSOL to give away two of their amazing products – one original face sponge in addition to either one body sponge or one activated charcoal face sponge – to one fabulous Healthy Haus reader!
For your chance to win, all you have to do is complete these easy steps:
- Go to Instagram and follow @thehealthyhaus and @puresolbeauty
- Like the picture of this giveaway and in the comments, tag two friends (it cannot be the same friends that tagged you).
- The winner will be randomly chosen through Random.org and announced on Thursday, 10/8 at 9:00pm MST. You must be 18 or older to participate. One entry per person. US residents only.
Best of luck!
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