It is a known fact that looking beautiful requires radiant, glowing and healthy skin; however my quest to acquire such glorious skin took years. From my tweens to adulthood, I purchased micro bead cleansers to expensive imported soaps that only left my skin feeling dry and unfulfilled. This unsatisfying routine stopped a few years ago when I discovered the humble sponge.
Let’s face it – it is hard to run away from the fact that “we are what we eat” and that 8 glasses of water a day gives us amazing skin, but what we also can do is take care of it by exfoliating.
The sponge scrubs off dead and old skin cells that eventually build up and clog your pores. Our body’s skin undergoes a shedding cycle every 28-45 days and the sponge helps to evenly remove these old layers. Once the dead skin cells are removed, fresh skin is revealed. Benefits of exposing the new skin layer is that it evens out skin tone, allows the skin to breath, unclogs pores, removes white heads and prevents in grown hairs.
Organic sponges are fascinating – not only are they sea creatures, but they are a renewable and sustainable source. Unlike synthetic sponges, real sponges when dried for commercial use are antibacterial. They are very low maintenance, easy to pack and look great in any bathroom.
How to use it? Once or twice a week, lather up your hands with your favourite facial cleanser. Evenly apply the suds all over your face. With a small dry or wet sponge start scrubbing your face in gentle circular motions.
Never forget to use a gentle toner and moisturizer after each session! You will definitely see a difference.
You can purchase these sponges at the grass roots store or online at $8.99 for a package of four unbleached facial sponges.