Konjac Sponge for Seborrheic Dermatitis

A while ago, I was shopping in the skincare section of a fancy-shmancy organic-feeling Santa Monica shop and noticed several different packages of something called a konjac sponge. A woman grabbed two for her basket and started raving to me about this wondrous cleaning tool.  Her skin looked gorgeous so I turned to Dr. Google for more info.

Apparently, the konjac sponge is made from a porous root vegetable in Korea.

konjac sponge root

Ew WHAT? I’m using that thing ^ on my FACE? 

Once they are transformed from weird root into sponge, they turn into a miracle worker for sensitive skin. With a soft, bouncy texture, it is much easier on your tender epidermis than a washcloth or (shudder) loofah. Dermatologists confirm that konjac sponges can clean your pores, offering a deep clean even when you have makeup, SPF and excess oil to deal with.

konjac sebhorrheic dermatitis

I ordered the charcoal konjac sponge ($10) because they may add an extra benefit for oily skin. When it showed up, it was HARD and crusty and I was afraid I was about to take a pumice stone to my delicate skin! But then you run it under water for a minute and it transforms into that soft, bouncy sponge I was promised.

My skin was left soft, glowy and CLEAN, without feeling at all dry. I used some mild cleanser with it and only needed a tiny drop for a rich lather. I honestly love it ALMOST as much as my Clarisonic. I alternate their uses and my skin has never looked better.

I replace my konjac every two to three months. I try to keep it bacteria-free by carefully squeezing out as much water after using and then hanging it up in my bathroom (but not shower). It dries fully before I use it again and then once again transforms into a soft sponge when wet.

Since the konjac sponge gently cleanses and exfoliates, I absolutely endorse it for your seborrheic dermatitis plagued skin.

***This is just my opinion. You may want to consult your doctor or dermatologist before choosing treatment for seborrheic dermatitis. The above link is an affiliate link, but my recommendation is 100% my authentic opinion. Thanks for your support!

8 thoughts on “Konjac Sponge for Seborrheic Dermatitis

  1. May I know where I can buy this? I think I really need this since I have big pores and also suffering from sebhorreic dermatitis Thank you so much!


  2. I’m going to try this sponge although I must be extra careful as I’m 77 years young, but still need something to cover the blotches when I want to look especially good ?


  3. I was recently diagnosed with Seborrhea on my face. I was given a prescription to use only when I have a flare up, so I turned to the internet for more advice for what to use on a daily basis. Your blog was the most helpful thing ever! I purchased a Neutrogena gentle cleanser, a lotion, as well as a Konjac sponge. I could not find the Cetaphil lotion but will be keeping my eyes open. But that sponge is easily my best investment ever. My face felt cleaner then it ever had with makeup wipes and it did not irritate my Seborrhea and even took off the tiny dry skin flakes. Thank you so much for turning me onto it!


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