Cosmetic sponges greatly simplify the process of skincare. The numerous range of sponges presented on the market today makes it easy to choose a tool for high-quality cleansing of the face from dirt and makeup.
Face Cleansing Sponge: what is this?
A fabric is a small soft pad made of various materials. Small dimensions allow you to easily place the item for storage in a cosmetic bag or a special container. Kindly note that after interacting with water or lotion, the sponge, as a rule, increases in size.
In general, these products are used not only to cleanse the skin of the face – they can help apply loose powder or foundation, remove makeup or even distribute a nourishing mask over the face. However, the material chosen for the manufacture, as a rule, limits its functionality.
For cleansing, products made of sea fabric or cellulose are usually chosen, and for applying makeup – ones made of such a synthetic material as foam rubber or latex. Cosmetic sponges also differ in their shape.
The MAKEUP store offers a large number of different cleansing sponges. Some of them are impregnated with vegetable extracts or coloured clay, as well as enriched with minerals. To use the latter, you do not even need to use an additional cleanser – just wet it. Although most of them are reusable, some of them, for example, cotton pads, are disposable. They do not have any enhanced cleansing ability, but they are convenient for use on trips.
How to use?
To cleanse the skin of the face, you need to get the fabric out of the box or container, wet it with warm water and squeeze it thoroughly. First, you need to clean the skin from the remnants of cosmetics, for which both ordinary water and a special remedy – milk or hydrophilic oil is suitable. Then it is necessary to carry out a full-fledged cleaning with a special agent. It is necessary to use it in such a way that the movements go from the forehead to the temples and further along the massage lines. This rule, by the way, is also relevant for removing makeup.
Clarifying of the area around the eyes occurs in circular movements, and special attention is paid to the wings of the nose and chin. In the end, the face is rinsed with cold water to close the cleansed pores. As already mentioned above, the frequency of such procedures depends on the type of skin. It is important not to combine the use of a cosmetic sponge and a scrub in any case.
How to choose?
When choosing a cleansing sponge, you should consider only the products of reliable brands made of high-quality materials. Otherwise, you can injure the delicate skin or even lead to unpleasant consequences. It is better to choose more expensive items since cheap copies wear out extremely quickly, and they have to be changed often. Before buying a previously unknown brand, it makes sense to read reviews. We should not forget about the type of skin – for oily, it is better to take hard products, for dry and sensitive ones, soft and non-scratching fabrices will be perfectly suitable.