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Konjac 6 Wave Body Sponge

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A body spa treatment everyday? Yes please. That was my selling point when buying my latest purchase. The Konjac Sponge Co’s French Green Clay 6 Wave Body Sponge for Oily and Combination Skin. Confession time: I have not used a body sponge in years, in fact I can hardly remember when the last time was that I did! I have had a loofa in the shower which hardly got used, as I’d prefer to just use my body wash with my hands – quick, easy and fuss free but that being said, I have noticed that I am lacking a bit on exfoliating… I am not very good at it, don’t particularly enjoy the sensation and keeping up with it using body scrubs is something that I start out with good intentions but just never get round to doing it… not to mention its messy and requires a great deal of planning. So, after reading about the Konjac Sponge Co. and their philosophies I was intrigued and thought I should give it a try.

Konjac Body French Green Clay

The Konjac Sponge Co’s French Green Clay 6 Wave Body Sponge for Oily and Combination Skin

Essentially, The Konjac Sponge Co create a range of face and body sponges. The one I have been using (and loving) is the Konjac 6 Wave Body Sponge with French Green Clay (for Combination Skin) it a body sponge that doesn’t look very special. Taking it out of the packaging felt like somewhat of anticlimax, the dry sponge which when dry was not big and had a rough texture to it made me shudder at the thought of the sponge being rubbed against my skin. However once the Konjac sponge is completely wet the sponge feels like jelly and is incredibly smooth. The hidden powers of this much talked about sponge actually lie within the wet sponge. The Japanese have harnessed the benefits of the Konjac plant for centuries.

The Konjac body sponges have 6 ranges, one for every skin type (oily, problematic & spot prone skin; for combination skin; for dry and/or mature skin; for tired devitalised skin; for newborns; and one suitable for all skin types) and you’d be sure to find one to suit your specific skin needs and they can be used with or without soap to accelerate the skin cleansing process. The Konjac gently exfoliates, your skin feels incredibly soft and smooth once you are finished and not sensitve at all. The body sponges also assist with with preventing ingrown hairs which is an added bonus as those little buggars are sneaky and from my experience not easily avoided! If you shave, you can use the sponge to assist in lathering shaving foam/cream all while gently buffing the dead skin cells resulting in an even smoother shave.

From my first time using one in the shower, I made sure I massaged the sponge with a circular motion concentrating on all my delicate and problem areas of my skin along with my normal shower gel. I have not yet used the sponge entirely on its own as I prefer to use a body lotion but I will try this eventually! When I get out the shower I feel refreshed, and my skin feels conditioned, radiant and rejuvenated.

The bonus is that the sponge and its properties are 100% natural, and contains NO colouring or additives making it safe for everyone to use.

The downside – for a body sponge – especially for someone that hardly ever used a body sponge, it is not a cheap product. 27Pinkx sell this sponge for R230 and Beauty-Worx sell this sponge for R250 (where I got mine from) and just FYI both online shops ship for free. I ultimately believe my bank balance will forgive me because my skin feels revitalised, rejuvanted and FRESH.. thanks to my latest addition… Konjac! The sponge is not meant to last forever, but with proper care you can get up to 3 months out of the sponge by rinsing it properly by squeezing gently (never wringing) after use and leaving it to dry in an airy or warm dry place. Once the sponge has reached its life span, it is advisable to chuck it into your compost heap (if you have one) and let it go back to nature after serving you and your skin well.

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Manly Monday: How To Avoid Ingrown Hairs

Blue Monday Poutlings? I hope not!

And before I start HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Marlie aka NFNT Studios 🙂 may you have an awesome day babe!!

In tune with our stance on Movember, heres a post for the boys. I thought it may be time to give the men that read our blog a few manly tips to avoid ingrown hairs when shaving… Especially since Movember is in full force and lots of the men are sporting some impressive mustaches, heres how these boys can keep the areas around those mo’s in tip top shape!!

Having done quite a lot of makeup on men the number one complaint they have about their skin is… INGROWN HAIRS! Don’t you hate them? Here are a couple of tips to keep that skin fresh.

GET PREPPED

Wrap a warm towel around the face and neck for about a minute before shaving. As your hair absorbs the hot water, it will become softer and easier to cut.
STEER CLEAR OF PROBLEM AREAS

In you notice an area with skin irritation, don’t shave over that spot more than once. Running a blade over again will make it sore.
TAKE THE WEEKEND OFF
Give your skin a break from time to time. Shaving over ingrown hairswill aggravate the problem even more and cause skin infections.
GO COLLARLESS
A high-collared shirt can trap sweat and oil, both of which clog pores. Stiff collars also rub against the sensitive skin on your neck, causing added irritation.
AND CORDLESS
Avoid electric razors. They slice off hair in several directions. This makes your hair more likely to become ingrown, growing back into the follicle.

ha ha, I am only joking - ladies don't ever attempt to shave any facial hair, rather, wax/tweeze/laser - you will really regret it later on in life!!

if you don’t think your man reads PoutPerfection.com pass on the infomation from me – he may actually check out the site and see what product to buy you for Christmas…. just saying! 😉
**missfitzzz

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