Five Things To Know About Konjac Sponges

There’s not much we love more than a buzzy new beauty tool that promises to add a wonderful new element to our beauty routines, so when we first heard about Konjac sponges, we were intrigued!

Konjac sponges first popped onto our radars in 2017 when the beauty industries obsession with both Korean and Japanese skincare routines was really ramping up. Hidden gems were being uncovered what seemed like every other day, one of those being the Konjac sponge.

If you’re not yet familiar with the spongey little beauty tool, read on for the six things you need to know…

  1. Firstly, what is a Konjac sponge?

A Konjac sponge is a natural, soft and semi-absorbent sponge that is great for washing your face and body. It gently buffs away oils, dirt and impurities and is a lot gentler on your skin than it’s alternatives thanks to its texture.

  1. What are the benefits of using a Konjac sponge?

Well, in addition to being a softer and more gentle option for your face that is less likely to cause irritations or upset any cracked or broken skin, they’re great at taking off makeup and provide a deeper cleanse than simply using your hands. Being a naturally occurring product, you can be confident that you’re not buffing any nasty chemicals into your skin and they also have antibacterial properties that work to prevent germ build up.

  1. How do you use a Konjac sponge?

It really is quite easy to incorporate a konjac sponge into your routine. They’re great for both removing makeup and using with your cleansers, exfoliators and face mask. You’ll need to soak the sponge before you use it to soften it then use upward circular motions to remove your makeup, mask or work in your cleansing products. Then, simply rinse the sponge and give your face a once over to make sure it’s sparkling clean.

  1. How do you clean a Konjac sponge?

Washing your Konjac sponge is as simple as rinsing it in warm water and squeezing any excess out before hanging it out to dry. Don’t wring or twist your sponge when removing excess water as it can cause damage. When leaving it to dry, choosing a well-ventilated spot is important and try to keep it out of direct sunlight.

  1. How long does a Konjac sponge last?

Like any beauty tool, your Konjac sponge will last longer the better you look after it. You’ll be able to tell you’re ready to get a new one when it stops expanding to its original size when it dries or if a bit of the sponge starts to break away. For hygiene reasons, replacing your sponge every six weeks is a good idea and their affordability makes that an option.
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