Beauty Trend Alert!
Like many women who are really into skin care, I like to try new things. Anything to keep the task of skin care fresh and fun, because let’s face it, being dedicated to good skin can be a chore.
Ever heard of a konjac sponge? The increasingly popular konjac sponge can help naturally cleanse, exfoliate, and nourish skin.
If you have been on Facebook or perusing the beauty mags while getting your mani/pedi, you may have seen these new, cool, little colored round sponges that are all the rage in Japan.
What is a Konjac Sponge
Konjac sponges are made from the dried and ground root of the konjac, or elephant yam, that’s native to Asia.
Asian cultures have used konjac root for over 2,000 years, and konjac sponges have been a popular item there for about 100 years. Aahh, the mysteries of centuries from the Orient.
Hate Acne, Dry Patches and eczema? A Konjac Sponge might do the trick for you. Better yet, the konjac sponge has enough innate cleansing properties on its own that some people have success using it with just water. Here is some exciting news….. Research shows that konjac even inhibits the bacteria that produce acne. Yay!
So Many To Choose
You may notice that there are different colored sponges, but it’s not just for show.
- Dark grey konjac sponge are infused with charcoal for acne-prone skin.
- Red or pink konjac sponges have French clay incorporated that’s suitable for sensitive, mature, or drier skin.
- Green sponges usually have green clay for detoxifying and oil-absorbing benefits.
- Yellow sponges have Turmeric which is an excellent exfoliating agent and can help reduce the signs of aging such as dark spots and wrinkles. It is also known for its antiseptic properties. Perfect for mature skin.
- Purple sponges have lavender for its cell regeneration properties.
Warning – These sponges can be purchased on Amazon and other websites. Be sure to check with the manufacturer to see if their colored konjac sponges contain any artificial colors or other undesirable ingredients. When in doubt, just the simple white konjac sponges work well to improve skin health.
How to Use a Konjac Sponge
- When you first get a konjac sponge you’ll notice it’s small and rather hard. Soak the sponge in warm water for 15 minutes before the first use. Once you’ve used it, it will only need soaking for a minute or two before it softens and expands to about one and a half times its size.
- Gently squeeze the excess water out by pressing the konjac sponge between your palms. Don’t be rough with it. Apply a small amount of cleanser (if desired), or just use the sponge plain.
- Rub the konjac sponge on the face in upward, circular motions. Concentrate on dry or blackhead-prone areas. It’s a mild exfoliator, so it may feel like you need to scrub hard to get it to work, but that isn’t necessary. These sponges will remove dirt, sunscreen, and even makeup. (With heavier eye makeup, you may want to use your eye makeup remover oil first).
- Rinse the konjac sponge well with cool water and gently squeeze the excess water out by pressing the sponge between your palms. Don’t twist, wring, or pull on it.
- Hang it to dry, or put it on a rack so there’s airflow. Alternately, you can keep the sponge in a sealed container in your fridge. Make sure to store it away from light and humidity. Right next to your steamy shower isn’t the best option. It will turn black.
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