Konjac sponge

Face tools have invaded the skincare community. If you have watched or/and read my 2019 recommendations (click me) you already know that I’m not a big fan of using a tissue to cleanse your skin face brushes inlcuded. I find them difficult to use them with a solid skincare routine using retinol and acids. In the end, they provoke unnecessary inflammation. 

What about Konjac sponge? 

Konjac sponges are made from Amorphophallus Konjac plant natives from Asia. This plant has been used for centuries in Asia as food and now as a facial sponge. If you want to know how there are made I invite you to read this article (click me)

Konjac sponge texture 

Those sponges are really bouncy and incredibly soft on the skin. Their uneven surface helps to “deep” cleanse without too much exfoliation. Having a proper cleansing routine is a key element of any skincare routine (click here). 

How to use konjac sponge 

I recommend to use them only in the evening after your first cleanser (oil or balm). Read my article about it (click me). I apply my water-based cleanser on the wet sponge and gently pass it all over my face or on targeted areas. Konjac sponges are useful when you are suffering from blackheads and uneven texture. You do not have to use them all over the face. I use them only on my nose to control my blackheads. If you start to notice irritation stop using them.

How to care for your konjac sponge

When there is water, there is a life which translates into Hi bacteria 🦠 and Hi mold 🍄… My tip is to keep your Konjac sponge into a closed jar with boiling water. Hence, you cleansed and sterilized the sponge.

If you want to know more watch me talking about it. 

Thank you for reading me. 

A bientôt, 

Cyrille 

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