Konjac Sponge // Beauty Picks & Tricks
I hope you've recovered from all the Thanksgiving/Black Friday madness. My week feels like it's been thrown off because I had Thanksgiving off and then had to go to work the next day. I finally got to sleep in a little bit this morning, which was odd for me because I usually wake up at 6-6:30am. I definitely needed it because when I don't get sleep, I usually start to feel like I'm getting a cold. WORST. FEELING. EVER. Andddd to top it off! I start to break out in different parts of my face. No bueno, no bueno!
When I was younger, I had pretty bad acne and I hattteedddddd itttt! I used sooo many different acne products and the only thing that worked for me was Noxzema. Then I turned 18 and I stopped breaking out unless I don't get a lot of sleep or am super stressed out. Product wise, I just try to keep my skin clear with soap and water, daily moisturizing and I make sure to drink tons of water. Although my skin is mostly acne free, my skin tends to look really tired. And you know what they say when someone tells you that you look tired....that you look like CRAP! (If you haven't watched Stepmom the movie, you probably won't get that reference. But I won't apologize for it because you're missing out and that's your fault.)
Nowdays, there are so many different kinds of beauty products to keep your skin young and radiant looking. I'm always so intrigued by how many beauty trends there are now, especially with people using Korean products. I actually was able to pick-up a cool new beauty product from Konjac Sponge Company .
To be honest, the thought of using a sponge on my face didn't sound like it would be good for my skin. For one, I have very sensitive skin, which why I mainly stick to water and soap. Also, a lot of sponges I've used before made my skin break out. So I was a little hesitant to use this. But hey, Korea is the hub of all the latest and trendiest beauty products, so the fact that this thing was even from there won me over. Worst case scenario, I break out and I don't use the product anymore.
I thought this week would be the perfect week to use my sponge for the first time, especially with all the craziness at work, home and the holidays in general. I was pretty exhausted by the end of this week, so I thought my skin could us a good old fashioned pick-me-up. I got the French Pink Clay sponge which was made for "tired and deviated skin" (as it says on the label). The sponge is also made from vegetable fibers, 100% natural, cruelty free & vegan! The perfect prescription for me!
Using my Konjac Sponge was A LOT easier than I thought it would be. I just had to soak in water thoroughly and massage my face in a circular motion. I could even use a cleanser soap with the sponge as well. The sponge is supposed to really activate the formula in the cleanser. For the first time, I wanted to see what this baby had and use it just as it is, in all its glory. The sponge is supper soft and I ended up just massaging my face for three minutes or so cause I loved the way it felt.
Afterwards, I gently squeezed the sponge out and let it air dry. As long as I follow these steps, my sponge could last up to a 3 months if I allow it to.
I made a video to show how I used my sponge. You can watch it in all its corniness down below:
Has anyone else used a Konjac Sponge? If so, what did yah think!?
To read more about the product and what other jazzy things they have, go to: http://www.konjacspongecompany.com/
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!