Natural sea sponges are one of the best tools for cleansing the body. Not only are they great for your skin, but they are a better choice for the environment!
Better for the Environment & Your Wallet
Many of the classic, cheap synthetic poufs can take over 100 years to decompose. Nylon synthetic pouf’s can take 30-40 years to decompose. It’s also recommended when using synthetic poufs, to replace them roughly every 8 weeks. That adds up to about 6 synthetic poufs a year. Although these products may seem better for a budget, natural sponges last longer, and are a healthier option for your skin.
You may not know that with proper care, a natural sea sponge can last up to 2-6 YEARS. At this rate, buying a sea sponge is going to save more money in the long run.
If a sea sponge lasts someone 6 years, another person would have bought 36 synthetic poufs or more in this amount of time.
Healthier for Your Skin
Synthetic shower scrubbers are used to exfoliate and clean your skin. What some may not know is a synthetic mesh pouf is a breeding frenzy for mold and bacteria. Given the conditions these items are kept in (moist, warm), along with little nooks and crannies for bacteria to get caught in, as well as building up of dead skin cells from prior uses.
Odds are this bacteria or mold is being introduced to your skin. When warm water opens up your pores, this bacteria can get into your pores. Then when you exit the shower, cooler air causes the pores to close back up trapping the bacteria in your skin. This can lead to an assortment of skin problems like pimples, boils, etc.
Natural sea sponges are permeated enzymes that inhibit mold, mildew and bacteria. It is still good practice to allow your sponge to dry thoroughly between uses, and soak in a baking soda and water solution, or peroxide and water solution once to twice a year.
Essentially, purchasing natural sea sponges is better for the environment, budgets, and skin health.