This is our third Makeover Month and every year, I talk about the glories of an exfoliating sponge. Well, I just bought a new one today and I suggest you get one, too, if you don't own one already.
As the story goes, I have been using exfoliating sponges since I was 10 years old. The concept here is very simple and exactly the same as that of the exfoliating gloves I recommended for your shower time. Every single day that you are alive, you produce dead skin cells. Unless you remove this dead skin, it will pretty much just sit there, atop your epidermis, trapping oils and dirt for days, weeks, months, and years to come. People spend hundreds, sometimes thousands, of dollars to spas in order to be exfoliated.
This exfoliating sponge cost me about $4.00 at my local Rite Aid. I use an exfoliating sponge 2 to 3 times a week while cleansing. Since I don't wear makeup very often, I don't have the need to use the sponge much more than that. I recommend you use this sponge and your cleanser to remove you makeup, however. Exfoliating is the only way to be sure you have completely removed your makeup at the end of the day.
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