Why We’re Raving Over Facial Sponges?

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We all know how beauty sponges have become famous in the beauty community for their effectiveness in blending our makeup.

But now they have gone a step further. They have become an efficient tool for washing our face. It started in Asia, and soon became popular all over the world. It is not just the texture of the sponges that are famous, it is also about the way there are engineered.

They usually have flat sides or pointy tops which allow you to get into the deep corners of the nose and around the eyes.

This is exactly why so many beauty bloggers have started to go berserk about the various benefits this accessory brings:

Cleaner skin

The fibers in these facial sponges tend to help clogged, blocked pores, all thanks to the sebum the day’s dirt produces. This is something our hands or washcloth would never be able to remove. They are also able to reduce the number of bacteria that would probably get transferred from our hands to the facial skin while we wash our face. The best part is that you do not have to clean them too frequently, just keep it under water for a few seconds and then squeeze out the excess.

Light exfoliation

Dead skin cells are the bane of good skin. They always keep your skin looking dry and dull, and prevent you from getting that glowing skin you always wanted. You have your polluted environment to thank for this. With facial sponges, you can lightly exfoliate your skin very easily since they are so light on your skin. It will also help prepare your skin for the mask or whatever skincare product that you are about to put on to replenish it.

There are different types of facial sponges you can try:

Sea sponge

These facial sponges are found growing deep in the sea and are known to come in many shapes and sizes. They have been well known across the world for their many benefits. One of these sponges last longer than other synthetic sponges. They are hypoallergic and toxin free, which means that they are immune to the production of mold and mildew, and are also perfect for sensitive skin.

Konjac sponge

These facial sponges are made from the dried and ground root of konjac (an Asian herb), or elephant yam. This is not a recent concept as konjac sponges have been in use for over 2,000 years. They are popular because the calcium hydroxide that is mixed with the konjac powder has alkaline elements that help balance the acidity of the skin. This makes it one of the best tools for those dealing with eczema, acne, blackheads, and dry patches.

Konjac sponge with activated charcoal

Not only is this sponge packed with the miracle konjac powder but it also has a lot of activated charcoal infused in it. The charcoal draws out all the impurities that give way to blackheads and acne, and the konjac will provide the skin with vitamins A, B, C, D, and E, along with proteins, lipids, fatty acids, copper, and zinc. Additionally, it offers the antioxidants that are needed to suppress tumors.

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