One of the best ways to level up your skin care regimen is through exfoliation. Exfoliation helps to remove dead skin cells, revealing a fresher, smoother, brighter appearance. However, harsh chemical exfoliants and abrasive exfoliating brushes or scrubs may cause over-exfoliation. So, you should use care to select a natural, gentle sponge as your exfoliator. Konjac sponges, made of vegetable root fibers are the perfect facial exfoliator. Read on to learn why these vegan, organic sponges are ideal for helping put your best face forward.
What Sets Konjac Sponges Apart from Other Exfoliators
Konjac sponges are free of all preservatives, additives, dyes, and other filler material that serves no beneficial purpose. Instead, Konjac sponges are made from the fibrous roots of the Konjac plant. They are sustainable, eco-friendly, and cruelty-free. Konjac sponges are completely biodegradable, compostable, and non-toxic. Moreover, because they offer gentle, non-abrasive exfoliation, they are suitable for all skin types and daily use. Dermatologists explain that because Konjac sponges are gentler than facial scrubs, they are even safe for skin conditions such as rosacea and dry, flaky skin.
In addition to being an excellent facial exfoliator, nutrients and antioxidants are found in Konjac sponges, including zine, magnesium, and copper. Studies have even indicated that Konjac sponges may help to reduce bacterial growth that causes acne. Because Konjac sponges dry quickly and thoroughly between uses, mold, bacteria, and germ accumulation is reduced (especially compared to cloths or loofahs).
Finally, unlike other facial sponges or cleansers, Konjac sponges don’t require you to use a cleanser to achieve radiant skin. A damp sponge used on your face may be all that is necessary to bring out a bright, fresh, luminous facial appearance.
How to Use a Konjac Sponge as a Facial Exfoliator
As an exfoliator, Konjac sponges are gentle enough to be used daily. If you have extremely sensitive skin, begin using it three times a week to ensure you’re not irritating your skin.
To use your sponge the first time, soak it in water for approximately three minutes. The sponge will expand in size. Once soft, move the sponge in a circular motion over your cheeks, nose, forehead, and chin. You do not need to press down on the sponge. Simply rub small circles beginning in the middle of your face and extending outward and upward.
When you’ve finished cleansing and exfoliating your face, be sure to thoroughly rinse the sponge and keep it in a well-ventilated area to let it dry completely. You should replace your Konjac sponge approximately every month.