Your regular skincare routine may have long included some washcloth or sponge to exfoliate and remove dirt. If you are an outgoing person or wear heavy makeup, fingertips for rubbing are not enough. Cleansing with your fingertips and throwing water on your eyeshade and heavy foundation does not do work. You require deep cleaning by charcoal konjac facial sponge or soft washcloth.
How do you use a konjac facial sponge?
When you buy a facial sponge, you have to soak it in warm water for around 10 to 15 minutes at first usage. It expands to its full size and becomes soft. When it is damp and smooth, then it is ready to use. You can use your cleanser once a day for gentle deep face wash. Gently wash your face with the konjac sponge using upward, rotary motions. Then rinse your face and facial sponge until the water runs clear. You can hang your konjac sponge to air dry it.
How Long Do Konjac facial Sponges Last?
If you care for your konjac facial sponge properly, it can last about four to six weeks or longer. Some of the konjac sponge manufacturers mentioned the best before date on the package. It is ready from natural plant fiber, with a comparatively shorter shelf life than a synthetic facial tool. A packed and unused sponge can last around three years. As with any konjac sponge, you keep it clean to avoid bacteria collection and prevent mold formation.
How do you sterilize a konjac facial sponge?
Immerse your konjac sponge in warm water for around three to five minutes every week. Avoid using hot boiling water for sterilizing; it will damage or deform the facial sponge. You can use a small tweezer or something to remove the sponge gently from the water carefully. After cooled, you can gently remove excess water from the sponge and put it in a well-ventilated area to dry.
Different types of konjac sponge:
Konjac sponges are available in a variety of colors. There is a black or gray version, which is typically a charcoal konjac facial sponge.
Other color choices may include a green sponge or a red konjac sponge. These variations are the result of adding additional advantageous ingredients like charcoal or clay. Other common beneficial ingredients that the manufacturers include are green tea, bamboo, chamomile, or lavender.
How do you determine which konjac sponge is suitable for you?
People mostly opt for the color they enjoy the most or feel attractive. But when it comes to facial sponges, you must focus on your needs and skincare goals. The following list may help you while buying:
- Dark gray or black konjac sponges often contain charcoal, an excellent ingredient for detoxification and skin prone to breakouts.
- Pink or reddish sponges with pink kaolin clay are for normal, dry, or mature skin.
- White Konjac sponges can have no added ingredients or may infuse with calming ingredients like chamomile. These facial sponges are suitable for all skin types and ideal for sensitive skin.
- Green sponges with green clay or green tea added are suitable for oily or combination skin types.
You need to read ingredient labels carefully or even check with the sponge maker to see if the coloring is natural or artificial.