How to Use a Konjac Sponge for the Ultimate Skin Care Benefits

Konjac sponges are sustainably produced, vegan-friendly, and all-natural. They’re also easy on the skin and are used worldwide, though most popularly in Japan, to produce smooth skin. Interested in safe, flawless-friendly skin care products to help you cleanse and exfoliate your glowing skin – here’s how to use a konjac sponge.

What is a konjac sponge?

A konjac sponge is made from konjac root, a porous Asian vegetable. They were initially used by Japanese farmers to cleanse their babies’ skin. Konjac sponges are usually referred to as the gentlest way to exfoliate dead or dry skin. They come hardened – as in, very hard! – when dry. Soaking them in the sink for a minute, they soften and that’s when you put them to work.

Use your konjac sponge twice a day

A konjac sponge cleanses and exfoliates the skin in a single motion. The result is glowing skin, without the irritation of a physical scrub or anything harsh. A light cleanse in the morning gets a person ready for the day, while a more thorough double cleanse in the evening’s a way to rebalance the skin overnight.

LIVINGbasics™ Mini Half-Ball Natural Konjac Sponge
$1.99

Use with your favourite face wash

You can use a konjac sponge all natural with just water, or you can purpose it with a face wash. Start with a cleanser and use it on the face. Then, rinse the sponge and squeeze out any excess water prior to use. Apply the konjac sponge on the face and then, you can wash away the cleanser or face wash you may be using.

Natural Konjac Facial Sponge
$2.99
  • For Facial Clean & Makeup Remover

How does a konjac sponge feel on the skin?

You will instantly notice how the konjac sponge feels on the skin. They’re so gentle! Some even use them around their eyes to get off tough eye makeup without irritating this delicate area. To this point, if you are someone with sensitive skin, a konjac sponge isn’t going to have any trouble doing the job. It’s your best bet towards getting a thorough face wash without risk.

Organic Konjac Exfoliating Body Sponge
3.49

Always use circular motions

Like you would for other parts of your skin care and beauty regimen, use your konjac sponge in circular motions. This is the best way to lift and remove makeup and grime. The konjac sponge works wonders at cleansing around the nose, eyebrows, and eyes. After you’re done, you can squeeze out any excess water and let them dry.

Replace every 6 weeks

One final note. Konjac sponges are made from natural material which means they biodegrade and slowly break down over time. Every 6-8 weeks, a konjac sponge should be replaced. This will keep your skin clean and healthy, and ensure you don’t have to go without your sponge. Replacing konjac sponges are thankfully inexpensive, especially with a retailer like Living.ca.

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