Sure you have aced the technique of blending your makeup using a makeup sponge but have you ever thought of cleansing your skin with one? We did and found out that facial sponges have major skincare benefits. Sure you know about double cleansing and other popular cleansing methods, but if that hasn’t helped in taking your skincare game up maybe this will. Here are 5 benefits you will wish you knew earlier...

Deep cleansing
 

Deep cleansing

The micro fibres of the facial sponge can bring dirt, makeup residue and bacteria to the surface of the skin to be washed away. Since your hands are not involved, this also reduces the risk of spreading bacteria and inviting unwanted skin problems. However, make sure you care for them properly, squeeze out excess water and let it air dry.

Gentle exfoliation
 

Gentle exfoliation

Facial sponges lightly exfoliate your skin without being too harsh. They help get rid of all the dead skin cells on a daily basis. Wash your face in circular motions as this will also promote growth of new skin cells.

Suitable for all skin types
 

Suitable for all skin types

Sponge is the lightest and most gentle product you can use for facial cleansing. This also makes them suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. However, don’t press to hard against open wounds or acne.

Allows smooth makeup application
 

Allows smooth makeup application

Skin that is thoroughly cleansed gives a smooth and soft surface, this means your skincare products will absorb better and be more effective. Similarly your makeup will blend like magic giving you a smooth and flawless complexion.

Super affordable!
 

Super affordable!

Facial sponges are super cheap and you can buy them in packs at your local supermarket. Do not use the same sponge for a long time as this will do more harm for your skin than good. Change the sponge once every month to get the most out of it.