When it comes to beauty sponges, there’s no denying that they’re a huge hit with the average woman.
But it seems that a certain kind of beauty sponge could have a greater impact on your skin than others.
And it’s a sponge that’s been around for ages, so why is it still such a popular choice for beauty?
“I’m very curious, because there are people who don’t even know there is a sponge,” says dermatologist Dr Michael Rimmer.
“They may know that there’s a water sponge but they don’t realise there’s also a sponge.”
What is a Beauty Sponge?
The Beauty Sponge is a water-based, gel-based moisturiser that is ideal for the skin.
It’s made up of a mixture of water and glycerin, and it’s also formulated with a high content of antioxidants.
But is it safe for the sensitive skin?
The short answer is yes, but it’s not for everyone.
“There are ingredients that are found in certain types of skin care products that have the potential to irritate the skin,” Dr Rimmer says.
“In particular, the glycerine is found in some kinds of gel-like products.”
If you’re concerned about irritation, you can reduce the glycyrrhizin content of the sponge by blending the water with coconut oil, coconut butter or coconut oil-free conditioner.
Dr Rimmer recommends keeping your sponge as a daily routine, and doesn’t recommend it be used for prolonged periods of time.
“A lot of the cosmetic products that are marketed are very, very expensive.
So if you’re trying to save money and have a good time, go for something a little more affordable,” he says.
Dr Nicko is an advocate of using the Beauty Sponge for dry skin.
“I use it when I have an itchiness and the skin is feeling a little tired,” he explains.
“But when I do use it, it does help so it’s an option for people who are more sensitive to fragrance.”
Dr Rimmers recommendation for sensitive skin: “It’s a very good product for sensitive, dry skin and can be used over the course of a few days.
It does help with redness but there are also other ways to use it and that’s something you can try.”
If you’ve had eczema, it’s been a huge help to manage that.
“Dr Nickos favourite cleanser: “Creamy, creamy, creamy cleanser that’s not too thick.
“Dr Mark is a fan of the Beauty Sponges for the dry skin, as he has sensitive skin.
But he says he’s never tried using it on his own skin.
He says that if you have dry skin or a sensitive skin type, then he would avoid using it.”
You can do it as a moisturiser, but I would never recommend it on my own skin, because it can irritate my skin and I would feel a little uncomfortable,” he explained.”
That said, I would definitely recommend using it for people with sensitive skin who would benefit from it.
“Dr Richard says that when he first got the sponge, he was surprised at how much it helped him.”
It was so amazing, it really is a great product.
It helped my skin to feel nice and hydrated and moisturised,” he said.
Dr Richard’s favourite cleansers are: “Mango, mango, mango”Dr Richard recommends using the sponge as part of a daily moisturiser.
He also suggests that you apply it a few times a day to your face and scalp, and that you use a sponge-based facial moisturiser with it.
But Dr Rimmers advice for sensitive-skinned people: “I think for sensitive people it’s really important to keep it out of your eyes.”
Dr Peter says that for him, the sponge has helped him manage dry, acne-prone skin.
Dr Peter’s favourite products are:”Glycerin, glyceronid, glycolic acid, glycyrin”The sponge can also be used to moisturise oily skin but he says that it doesn’t provide as much hydration.”
This is the first time I’ve used it on oily skin, but then I have oily skin with acne-ridden skin and it really does moisturise my skin, so I think I’ve got some skin that needs to be moisturised.
“Topics:skin-care,cosmetics,health,skin-and-hair,skin,dry-acne,drywealth-4630,vic,australiaFirst posted May 30, 2019 13:38:56Contact James McArthurMore stories from Victoria