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How to Use an Exfoliating Sponge

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to Use an Exfoliating Sponge

Taking care of your skin is not only important to improve and maintain your looks, but also your health. Cleansing, moisturizing and exfoliating are three basic treatments that should be carried out often to renew cells and oxygenate them to achieve smooth skin. Today we'll focus on one of three main steps in your skincare routine: Exfoliation.

If you are interested in knowing how to perform this treatment properly, keep reading this article from OneHowTo. Below we'll explain how to use an exfoliating sponge - the best tool for proper exfoliation. Discover the types of sponges and enjoy these tips for making your skin healthier, more radiant and bursting with vitality. Take note!

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To improve the health and beauty of the skin, exfoliating regularly is a must. This treatment involves renewing cells by removing dead skin, which improves the balance and appearance of your epidermis. Exfoliation is essential, not only aesthetically, but also because it improves blood circulation and oxygenates our skin, helping to refresh the cells and enable them to breathe more easily.

Discover why you should use an exfoliator in this OneHowTo article, which includes all the benefits it has for your skin.


You might be thinking that this skincare technique is expensive, but you're wrong. You can exfoliate your skin in depth in a simple way and in the convenience of your own home - you don't need to go to a salon to undergo this beauty treatment.

To do this, you should acquire and learn how to use an exfoliating sponge - the best skincare tool to achieve perfect skin.


The best option is to exfoliate your skin using a natural sponge. These sponges are organic, effective and very beneficial for the skin. The most commonly used sponge is one that comes from the luffa - or loofah -, a plant from the same family as the cucumber. The use of luffa dates back to c. 600 BC, when it was already used in China to cleanse skin. There are many other varieties available to fit your particular skin needs, which you can find in health and beauty stores.

How to Use an Exfoliating Sponge - Step 3

A loofah sponge, besides being useful for cleansing and exfoliating the skin, is also beneficial for the body. For example, when compared with synthetic sponges, this natural sponge does not leave harmful residue on the skin or damage the environment.

The loofah sponge is also great for exfoliation because when we use it to massage the skin it reduces fat accumulation and the appearance of imperfections. Loofah, then, not only exfoliates, but also deeply cleanses the skin.


Another of the benefits of using a loofah sponge is its muscle-relaxant effects. Do not hesitate to combine exfoliation with a massage! This will not only cleanse the skin on a deep level; it will also enhance absorption of nutrients and any creams applied to the skin from firming or anti-cellulite creams to simple moisturizers.


Now that you know all the positives of using loofah, you should also learn how to use an exfoliating sponge. We recommend using it in the bath or shower for best results.

Add some shower gel to the sponge and use it to scrub your body. It is important that you rub well, with moderate intensity and in circular motions. Rub it ascending and descending - this will boost circulation and massage the exfoliated area. Do this over your whole body; from ankle to calf, over the knee, and on your thighs, belly and chest.

We at OneHowTo provide a step-by-step guide on how to exfoliate your body at home.

How to Use an Exfoliating Sponge - Step 6

It is important that you use a loofah sponge regularly - every time you take a shower or bath - to ensure that your skin is properly exfoliated. Gradually, you'll notice how your skin looks smoother, more nourished, more radiant and much smoother.

Given their rough texture, vegetable sponges act as exfoliators by themselves. Now you know how to use an exfoliating sponge, though, you can combine it with different natural exfoliating creams for truly spectacular results. Fancy giving it a try to see the dramatic results for yourself?

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