Clear skin, that glows from inside is every girl’s dream. But in order to make this dream come true, we got to take a little extra effort. Starting with the basic CTM rule.
Where the very first step, that is Cleansing, plays a vital role in skin care. Because unless and until you cleanse or clean your skin at the end of the day, the products you use on it, won’t be of any use.
There are multiple ways to cleanse your face. Be it using a cleanser, cleansing tools or as simple as using a good face wash. The more cleaner the skin, the more products (read it as moisturizer) it can absorb.
So, which method do you use to clean your skin at the end of the day??? I use this cleanser to clean my face before hitting the bed. I love this cleanser because it removes all the makeup + dirt and leaves skin clean.
But, yet times, no matter how good your cleanser might be, there are chances that there will be traces of some pollutant or dirt in your skin pores. In order to cleanse these small pores of your skin, there is this new tool in town called – Konjac sponge.
What is this Konjac sponge??? How to use??? Where to get it from??? Lets see.
What and why Konjac sponge?
These cleansing sponges are made of dried roots of the plant called -konjac. These roots are nothing less than a miracle. They are full of vitamins A, B, C, D and E, proteins, lipids, fatty acids, copper, zinc, iron, and magnesium. Also, they have antioxidants in them.
Asians have been using these roots over 2000 years. The Konjac sponges are widely used for more than 100 years..!!!
Not just for beauty benefits, these roots have been a important part of health treatments as well.
Best part of these sponges is that they are completely natural and biodegradable.
How does these Konjac sponges look like???
They look similar to a pumice stone. Ahhh don’t imagine the roughness and the harm it might make if you scrub it against your soft facial skin. Because, once you let these sponge absorb some water, it transforms itself into a soft sponge. Just like these makeup sponges.
How to Use them???
As I said, once it absorbs water, it becomes super soft. Just squeeze out extra water and you can rub this sponge on your face using a good cleanser.
Some believe that, these roots are so much full of good content so there is no need to use any cleanser. Just water and the sponge should be enough to get super clean skin.
Benefits of using these cleansing sponges:
- Let me just repeat – it leaves your skin super clean.
- It makes sure skin is free of dirt, blackheads, whiteheads, oil, and other blemishes.
- Has amazing natural and beneficial contents.
- It gently exfoliates your skin while cleansing it. Thus removes dry and dead skin cells as well.
- It can be used as makeup applicator.
- It helps in absorbing extra oil, thus perfect for oily skin.
Color of the sponge, based on your skin needs.
Yes, the color of the sponges define different content in it. For example,
- Dark grey – These are infused with charcoal. Best suitable for acne-prone skin.
- Red or pink – They have French clay in it and that’s suitable for sensitive, mature or drier skin. (Buy Here)
- Green – These sponges usually have green clay. Which is suitable for detoxifying and oil-absorbing benefits. Needless to say, it’s a boon to oily skinned beauties. (Buy it from here.)
- White – For simple cleansing of skin. (Buy it here)
PS: Make sure the colored sponges you are buying doesn’t contain any artificial colors. If so, you might harm your skin with chemicals which doesn’t suit.
How to take care of Konjac sponges???
If you are using any beauty tools, be it as simple as a facial brush, always make sure you maintain a good hygiene.
Post using the sponge, always wash it properly and hang/keep them in a dry, clean place. Preferably where it is absorbed to clean air and sun light. Thus avoiding bacterial growth.
Plus, make it a habit to clean them in boiling water once in a while.
Also, replace your cleansing sponge post 4-5 weeks.
Well, after knowing so much about this sponge, I am going to order one for myself. Are you???