KOHA Beauty – De-Stressing Your Skin
According to studies (and popular opinion!) many of us feel our most stressed or depressed in the month of January. After the highs of Christmas and the festive season, January is often expensive, cold and busy, and we often feel exhausted as the stress and chaos of the festive season finally catches up with us. There’s less time to spend on our skincare regime, and less money to invest in it too - it’s no wonder that January is often when our skin can look and feel its worst.
But there’s light at the end of the tunnel – and we don’t mean February! There’s a simple, no-mess, no-fuss way to calm and de-stress your skin, leaving it feeling soothed and refreshed and back to its best, and luckily, our top tip is easy to use and inexpensive too.
Of course, we’re talking about our KOHA Beauty Pure White Konjac Sponge.
Made entirely from 100% natural konjac, which is taken from the East Asian konjac root, our Pure White konjac sponge is completely natural, cruelty-free and vegan-friendly, but best of all, it’s your skin’s new best friend. This plant-fibre miracle sponge will cleanse, exfoliate, soothe and calm your skin quickly and effectively, using just water alone.
We know – amazing, right?
To take your first step on the path to stress-free skin, fill a sink with warm water and place in your fresh Pure White konjac sponge, and leave it there for two minutes, to give it time to absorb some water and turn silky-soft and squishy. Then, simply apply it to your face in circular motions, gently buffing the skin to remove all traces of makeup, grease and grime, and softly polishing the surface for a glowing look. You don’t even need to use a cleanser; the unique qualities of the konjac sponge will help to remove dirt and debris by itself, although you can add in a cleanser if you so wish.
The incredible gentle qualities of our konjac sponge will also help to calm and soothe your complexion, removing makeup and debris without aggravating stressed-out skin. Ideal if you have sensitivities, or are suffering from stress-related conditions like eczema and psoriasis, a konjac sponge will allow you to cleanse without aggravating.
Simply splash warm water on the skin to finish, and squeeze out the excess from your konjac sponge, hanging it up to dry. Your konjac sponge will last up to around eight weeks when used twice daily, if cared for properly, and after that, you can place it on your compost heap to biodegrade naturally. Pat your face dry with a warm, fluffy towel, and let’s move on to the next step in your calming skincare regime.
We love a soothing mask to nourish and care for stressed-out skin, and especially one that’s packed with natural ingredients. Fresh’s Rose Face Mask is a lovely option to really treat your skin, as it’s created with calming rosewater and fresh rose petals, as well as soothing cucumber, aloe vera and green tea, ideal for de-stressing the skin. Apply a lovely thick layer to the skin and sit back and relax for ten minutes, breathing in the rose scent and allowing the mask to work its magic on your complexion. Wipe off with a warm, damp flannel and prepare for the next step.
We love a refreshing facial mist to calm and soothe the complexion, especially one that’s packed with hydrating and soothing ingredients like camomile. Our favourite is the cruelty-free, vegan-friendly B-Comforted Camomile Facial Spritz which further helps to relax and revive your complexion, leaving you with stress-free skin. Spritz it over the skin and allow it to sink in, rejuvenating and reviving tired and irritated skin to leave it feeling cool and calm.
And to finish your calming, de-stressing your skincare routine, apply an even layer of a moisturiser that’s jammed with yet more soothing ingredients. Something like The Body Shop’s Aloe Night Cream will help to lock in the hydration from your face mask and mist, and really ease your skin back into its comfort zone.
Used together and regularly, our de-stressing skincare routine should help to put a spring back in your step and regulate your complexion, so you can start February with a natural, healthy and relaxed glow.
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