Spring is around the corner so it’s time to start getting your dry, scaly, pasty white arms and legs looking good for those more revealing clothes that I’m dreading. (My style is eternal spring, long or 3/4 lightweight shirts with jeans and Supergas. Always Supergas.) But here we go into warmer weather and I think I’ll be ready to face it since I’ve been using this pretty spectacular konjac & oil combo for seriously glowing skin.
But first, what’s a konjac sponge?
It’s a sponge made by steaming the konjac root (which is actually edible) and forming it into a ‘sponge’ shape. It’s 100% natural and exfoliates, cleans, detoxifies, and returns the skin to a more glorious state each time you use it. Most are for the face, but this one is bigger for the body which you can use with or without soap. I use a mild cleanser just to give it a little more slip and really concentrate on my arms and legs to buff the winter away. This one is by pureSOL $11 which is yellowish because it’s mixed with turmeric, another great exfoliating agent that’s also known to be healing and antiseptic. I bought this one years ago that I liked but it completely fell apart in about a month, luckily this one is holding up really well (and they’re both the same price.)
If you have that rough chicken skin on your arms or just dullness, this really will work to brighten and tone your skin. It’s also completely without any sort of grit, so it feels soft unlike other brushes and skin polishes that can over-scrub causing more irritation. (It’s so gentle you can use it on a baby.)
Time for moisture…
After the shower I’ve been using this Rachel’s Plan Bee Body Oil $29 which is such a fun indulgent treat. I keep my skin a little damp so it can fully absorb all of the pure, organic, plant-based oils. (Think of your skin like a sponge that better absorbs moisture when it’s already wet- same goes for your skin so try to keep it at least damp before moisturizing.) I love the slight vanilla citrus scent – it’s so warm and bright. Your skin will feel hydrated long after it absorbs. There’s just something about an oil that really makes my skin look radiant and healthy.