So lately i've been using this natural exfoliating tool to help deep cleanse my face that I think is totally underrated. It offers a nice, gentle exfoliation without the use of chemicals, electronics, blades or diam
ond tips. The increasingly popular konjac sponge offers a natural alternative to exfoliation while cleansing and nourishing your
skin. Unlike Many exfoliating products, konjac sponges are completely natural, non-toxic and biodegradable. Regular use of this miracle beauty tool can make your skin more radiant in one of the most natural ways.
Why should you be using the konjac sponge?
As important as exfoliating is, I'm surprised to find how many people don't incorporate it into their skincare regimen. Our skin is constantly shedding dead skin cells, and as we age, the rate at which our body sheds dead skin cells starts to slow down. Proper exfoliation helps prevent the buildup of dead skin cells, uncovering fresh new skin underneath.
This simple, slightly exfoliating konjac sponge is Asia’s answer to exfoliation. Coming from a porous root veggetable root called konjac, is also commonly known as glucomannan. Glucomannan is the same plant responsible for the almost zero-calorie shirataki noodles and is commonly used to aid in weight loss.
The konjac sponge is made from vegetable fibers and when introduced to water, it expands and becomes soft. In skincare, this natural beauty product is known to gently exfoliate, cleanse and help remove makeup. First used in japan to cleanse newborn babies, the konjac sponge is non-irritating and gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin.
In addition to your face, the konjac sponge can be used throughout your body and is great for exfoliating troubled areas such as your knees, elbows, underarms and inner thighs. Because the konjac sponge is naturally alkaline, it helps soften and balance the PH of your skin.
How do you use the Konjac sponge?
The konjac sponge can be used alone or with your favorite facial wash. I like to use mine during my second cleanse, after cleansing with a cleansing oil. They are also gentle enough to use both morning and night to help remove excess oil and impurities.
When you first receive your konjac sponge it will be hard and a little small. Some come already a little moist, if not, then you will have to run your sponge under water for 5-10 minutes until it's a sponge-like consistency. Never use your sponge dry.
Remove excess water by gently squeezing your konjac sponge between your palms. Apply a small amount of cleanser (if desired)
Apply cleanser with the konjac sponge by rubbing your face in circular motions, removing oil, dirt, sunscreen and makeup. Concentrating on problem areas.
Rinse the konjac sponge with cool water and gently squeeze the excess water out.
To prevent bacteria, be sure to hang your sponge in a dry place. Do not leave your sponge in a damp area such as the shower or sink. Store away from light and humidity.
What are the benefits of the konjac sponge?
The konjac sponge is rich in vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, B12, A, E, D, Proteins, Lipids, fatty acids, and natural minerals such as zinc, magnesium, copper, and iron. The konjac sponge can be used on all skin types and can also be used to gently shower babies. The natural fibers of the konjac sponge help to unclog the pores in your face and inhibit the bacteria that leads to acne. Apart from that, the konjac sponge thoroughly removes makeup and stubborn sunscreen. Sloughing off dead skin, konjac sponges are also great for sunburn.
How long does the konjac sponge last?
If cared for properly, your sponge can last between 4-6 weeks. An unopened, unused sponge can last about 3 years. You can sterilize your sponge by immersing it in very hot water for about 3 minutes. Once cooled, wring out excess water and put in a well ventilated area to dry.
*If you have any skin conditions such as rosacea or perioral dermatitis, please check with your dermatologist before using the konjac sponge.