Since I struggle with oily skin, I constantly have to battle with facial acne. I’m always looking for new products to combat the acne.
I’ve tried many exfoliating tools, including an electric facial brush and an exfoliating washcloth. But they were all too rough on my skin. However, after experimenting with different kinds of tools, I discovered that the konjac sponge was best for me.
By: Zeila Edrial
After I soak the konjac sponge with water, it becomes soft enough to feel like a gentle caress against my skin. It doesn’t leave my face feeling irritated, the way an exfoliating brush does.
So what exactly is a konjac sponge?
It’s a biodegradable sponge used for exfoliating and cleaning the skin. The sponge first grew in popularity in Asia, since it is derived from the root of the konjac plant, also known as the “elephant yam.” The plant has antibacterial properties.
The konjac sponge promotes circulation and a bright complexion. It also effectively deals with clogged pores, leaving your skin feeling smooth.
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This natural sponge is free of parabens, sulfates, and other harsh chemicals for your skin.
The regular konjac sponge is usually colorless, but it can sometimes be infused with other ingredients, like green clay. I normally buy bamboo charcoal konjac sponges to help with my oily skin. The bamboo charcoal is known to absorb oil.
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And although using just the sponge with water is sufficient, I tend to add a bit of my favorite face wash on it. Only a little bit is needed. The next step is to simply massage my face with the sponge in circular motions.
The konjac sponge is also reusable.
There is no reason to discard the sponge after just one use. However, the sponge should eventually be replaced after one to three months, depending on how often it is used. Since it’s made out of natural material, it can be composted.
There’s more good news: konjac sponges are relatively cheap to replace. A majority of them are less than $20. It’s a cheaper alternative to constantly buying replacement brush heads for exfoliating brushes.
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