Konjac Face And Body Sponge
Natural Face Cleansing And Skin Care The Japanese Way
Some of you may already be familiar with Shirataki, sometimes called Angel hair pasta, sometimes called Miracle Noodle. Shirataki is a great diet food - zero fat, zero sugar, virtually zero calories and packed with glucomannan.
Glucomannan is a dietary fiber that has a long history as an effective detox aid, weight loss aid and also an aid to maintaining healthy cholesterol levels.
The health benefits or Shirataki noodles have been understood in Japan and throughout the Asian continent for quite some time. More recently, however, the western world has began to show interest in healthy "miracle noodle" as well.
From Miracle Noodles to Miracle Sponge
Shirataki noodles are made from the roots of the Konjac plant (Amorphophallus konjac). The roots are peeled, sliced are dried with warm air and finally ground into a fine powder or flour which is used to make noodles. Using a different manufacturing process, the flour is suspended in a gel and shaped in molds. The gel is washed away once the mixture coagulates and what you are left with is 100% pure Konjac sponge.
Not only is pure Konjac Sponge the softest most luxurious sponge you will ever use, its also suitable for all skin types including delicate baby skin.
- Completely natural sponge untainted with colorings or chemicals.
- 100% biodegradable, naturally sustainable and environmentally safe. Each Konjac Sponge is 100% pure vegetable fiber; it just doesn't get any more environmentally friendly than this.
- The unique net like structure of the sponge gently exfoliates and massages the skin stimulating the growth of skin cells.
- Naturally deep cleansing leaves the skin extremely clean and refreshed.
- Suitable for hypersensitive skin and conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
Konjac Sponge with added Green Clay
Exfoliating and cleansing with a Konjac sponge is an amazing experience in itself and one you’ll definitely want to repeat time and time again. However, with the addition of green clay things get even better, especially for those with oily skin.
Many of the world’s most exclusive spas and health resorts offer facials using French green clay to their pampered guests. Top beauty therapists prize the cleansing, exfoliating, smoothing and softening effects of French green clay on the skin. This amazing clay is so absorbent that it literally sucks oils, toxic substances, and impurities from your skin.
Thankfully, you won’t have to fork out a fortune at a spa or take time out to visit a beautician to enjoy the same benefits. All you need is a Konjac sponge with added green clay.
- French green clay is a type of bio-mineral clay mined from ancient sea beds. It’s highly valued in the beauty industry for its absorbent properties and in Pelotherapy (the therapeutic use of mud) as a treatment for a wide range of health concerns.
- Also known as Illite Clay or Sea Clay, French green clay is rich in important minerals and phytonutrients including: magnesium, calcium, potassium, manganese, phosphorous, zinc aluminum, silicon, copper, selenium, cobalt, algae and micro-algaes.
- Green clay owes its coloration in part to plant matter packed with Phytonutrients, in fact, the term "phyto" stems from the Greek word for plant. Phytonutrients are therefore nutrients derived from plants. There is compelling evidence that Phytonutrients are good for our bodies and promote good health.
Using And Caring For Your Konjac Sponge?
Before using your Konjac sponge, moisten and wash it thoroughly by squeezing gently in clean water several times. Do not wring the sponge because this will damage the delicate fiber structure and could easily tear it. Do not put a dry Konjac sponge against your skin.
To exfoliate and cleanse, gently massage the skin in a circular motion. Massaging will:
- Remove dead skin cells and encourage renewal.
- Rejuvenate graying tired looking skin by stimulating blood flow (and the oxygen that it carries) to the surface of the skin.
Although its not required, you can add soap or cleansing solution to the sponge. If you do, only use a fraction of what you would normally use. Konjac sponge makes a little go a long, long way.
Depending on how well you look after it, and how often you use it, your sponge should last somewhere between 1 and 3 months, To get the most out of your sponge always wash it clean and squeeze out excess moisture after use. Hang your sponge on its string in an airy place to dry. Do not hang it in the shower cubical, Konjac is a natural fiber and as such will start to deteriorate if left in a damp environment. In short, the better care you take of your sponge, the longer it will last.
If your sponge starts to break down or crack its time to replace it with a new one. Because Konjac sponges are 100% natural, old sponges can be composted or cut up into smaller pieces and put in the bottom of plant pots! The sponge will retain moisture and help irrigate your plants. OK that's a little bit weird and a tad tree huggerish, but its true nevertheless.
So enjoy your Konjac sponge and feel free to comment here to let others know how you got on with this totally unique sponge.