While my skin’s quite acne-prone, I’ve dealt with sensitivity and irritation issues nearly as long. So, while ideally, chemical exfoliation would be the best bet to beat those pesky pimples, I find that chemical burns are a recurrent problem if I’m not careful. But what’s a girl to do when she just needs to smoothen out textured skin without causing more problems?
Made of natural fibre, these gentle physical exfoliators are perfect for instant mild exfoliation. But did you know that you could use them in various ways? Read on for some tool tips!
As a 100% natural Konjac sponge that contains a Bamboo-charcoal component which reduces skin temperature and has an antibacterial & natural anti-oxidant effect, it contains pure activated carbon. It is safe to use for sensitive skin as there are no bleach/dyes at all.
Based on the characteristics of the structure of Konjac, also known as devil’s tongue, the Konjac Sponge is optimized for removing dead skin cells from the skin and eliminating wastes in pores.
- Bamboo Charcoal Fiber with Pure Activated Carbon
- Deep Cleansing + Exfoliating + Sebum Control + Antioxidant
- Antibacterial & Freeze-Drying System
- 100% Free from impurities and pollutants
- 100% Handmade + Cruelty Free and Vegan
Pre Konjac Powder, Bamboo Charcoal.
Teardrop-shaped hard konjac sponge with a string attached to the base (easy to hang to dry after use) packed in a thin plastic packet.
MY SKIN TYPE:
Sensitive (prone to redness and irritation), combination-dry, acne-prone and dehydrated.
HOW TO USE / THOUGHTS & EXPERIENCE:
Before using it, I recommend soaking the new konjac sponge in hot water to soften and most importantly, disinfect the cleansing tool. Later, maybe just disinfect it periodically this way once a week – otherwise, just dampen it before each use.
Now, as mentioned, there are a number of ways to use Purito’s Bamboo Charcoal Konjac Sponge. Once softened with water, the texture of the tool becomes soft and squishy, which lessens the likelihood of microtears.
Here are some ways I like using it:
As a standalone morning “cleanse”
Basically, I just use the konjac sponge without any facial cleanser on a wet or damp face. The mild exfoliation from the sponge will help to effectively get rid of any unwanted skincare residue without overly stripping your skin.
To remove cleansing oil residue
For oil cleansers that leave a kind of “film” residue after emulsification, the konjac sponge will help to remove all of it gently. This works to ensure that all makeup and/or sunscreen are removed too!
Lathered with a water-based facial cleanser
If you have gel or cream cleansers, the sponge will help to “foam up” the product easily while providing a deeper cleanse. It also works with foam/bubble cleansers.
To wipe off wash-off masks, eg. clay masks
Now, sometimes these masks are stubborn and won’t want to come off easily. But by using this sponge to gently buff away the mask residue, you’ll definitely be saving lots of time over that sink!
Lastly, after every use, make sure to hang the konjac sponge by the string at a well-ventilated area! This will help to lengthen the lifespan of the sponge while also decrease potential bacterial growth overtime.