I’ve been using my new Konjac sponge these past two weeks and I just love it! In this article, I explain what a Konjac sponge is and why you should definitely try using Konjac to cleanse your skin.
What are Konjac sponges made of?
Konjac sponges come in different sizes, types, and shapes. They are made from 100% natural vegetable fibre, Konnyaku (or Amorphophallus Konjac). Konnyaku (also known as “Elephant Yam”) has been known in Japan since the sixth century as a medicinal food, and Japanese women have used it for many years as an eco-friendly beauty treatment for sensitive skin.
Konjac sponges are either pure, colorless Konjac, or they’re infused with clays, green tea or other natural powders.
How to use a Konjac sponge?
Before using the sponge, I remove my make-up with Jojoba oil.
Then I rinse and hydrate the sponge for a few minutes until it’s completely soaked through and soft. The sponge expands to 1.5 times its original size.
I squeeze out any excess water and I use the flat side to gently massage and cleanse my face in circular motions. The sponge feels squishy against the skin, while gently exfoliating and cleaning the pores.
Once I’ve finished using the sponge, I rinse it well with running room-temperature water, squeeze out any excess water out of the sponge, and put it back in the fridge in a closed, air-tight container.
It’s possible to use the sponge with your normal cleanser – simply put a small amount on the wet sponge and massage your skin, before rinsing the sponge carefully. If you don’t want to leave the sponge in the fridge, just hang it to dry in a convenient place but outside the bathroom, to prevent mold formation and avoid bacteria buildup.
Most Konjac sponges last 3 months, but it’s often recommended to change your sponge every month to avoid germs developing in the product.
5 reasons why you should give Konjac sponges a try
Results are amazing! The skin feels very soft, radiant and clean.
It’s a very gentle cleanse and exfoliation – highly recommended for sensitive skins^^
Konjac is rich in vitamins (A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, D, & E), proteins, lipids, fatty acids and natural minerals (such as copper, zinc, iron and magnesium) that help nourish and smooth skin naturally.
It’s suitable for everyone from babies, women, and men.
If you are interested in giving Konjac sponges a try, two different types of sponges are available online on the Flora and Fauna website. Enjoy ?
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