Without safe, effective removal, dead skin buildup can wreak havoc on your complexion. However, using abrasive products, or harsh chemicals as a dead skin cleanser can cause problems as well. Indeed, there is a fine line between removing dead skin safely and gently and causing harm to your skin. Here is what to know about preventing clogged pores, pimples, and dull skin, using a natural, vegan, organic dead skin cleanser.

All About Dead Skin on Your Face

Many people are shocked to find that the outermost layer of the skin on your face is dead skin.  This is the normal structure of the skin, and the dead skin plays an important role in protecting the living skin cells beneath it.  The emerging, living skin cells are constantly moving toward the outermost surface of the skin, and at the same time the dead skin cells are being shed. In fact, we each shed nearly one million skin cells every single day.    

So, our bodies are very good at growing new cells and shedding dead skin cells. So, why then do dermatologists recommend using a dead skin cleanser? 

What Causes Dead Skin Cell Buildup?

Although our bodies are naturally designed to shed dead skin, the process isn’t foolproof. On the contrary, the process can very easily be interrupted, causing a buildup of dead skin on your face. Hormonal changes, weather, low-quality skincare products, dehydration, and too much sun exposure can all throw your body’s system out of balance.  

Unfortunately, once the system is unbalanced, the accumulation of dead skin cells on the face leads to problems such as:

  • Dull skin
  • Flaky skin
  • Dry skin
  • Pimples
  • Bumps
  • Clogged pores

Treating Dead Skin Buildup

The only way to treat a buildup of dead skin cells on your face is through exfoliation. Exfoliation is a safe and effective way to remove dead cells from the outermost portion of the skin. There are two types of exfoliation: chemical and manual exfoliation.  

Chemical exfoliation refers to using a substance (acidic in nature) to remove dead skin cells. The more natural approach is manual exfoliation, using a gentle dead skin removal product.  

There are a variety of products that can be used for manual exfoliation. However, few can claim to be completely free of additives, and preservatives, while being cruelty-free, and completely organic.  Fortunately, a Konjac sponge boasts all these benefits and more, making it a completely sustainable product.

As a dead skin cleanser, Konjac sponges are made of fibrous vegetable roots of the Konjac plant grown in Japan. They gently slough off dull, dead skin to reveal luminous healthy skin, all the while preventing blackheads, and acne. Konjac sponges are so gentle on the skin that they may be safely used as a dead skin cleanser every day.  That’s why they’ve earned the reputation of being the best Japanese skincare secret. 

Today, Konjac sponges are available in many varieties to help address specific skin conditions, including oily skin, dry skin, inflamed skin, rough skin, and uneven skin tones.  The sponges are naturally alkaline, helping to maintain your skin’s pH balance without irritating it.  In other words, Konjac sponges are the gold standard for natural and sustainable cleansing and exfoliation of the face. 

Learn More About Nature’s Perfect Dead Skin Cleanser

100% natural, organic, vegan, and sustainable, Konjac sponges from Yamamoto Farm are nature’s perfect tool for preventing dead skin cell buildup and keeping your skin balanced.  To learn more about becoming a wholesale/private label partner or an approved retailer, send us a message today.