Most of us have suffered or will suffer at some stage of our lives with blackheads, whiteheads, acne, in-growing hairs, dead or dry, flaky skin along with myriad other forms of skin conditions. Synthetic skin care products are ten-a-penny and you can pay your money and you can make your choice. But what if you prefer a more natural less toxic remedy for your skin issues?
An exfoliating glove is a gentle, natural solution that is easy to use and a safe & effective way to treat many of your skin problems.
WHAT IS EXFOLIATING?
Taken from the Latin word EXFOLIARE it is the removal of dead skin cells and the build-up of dirt from the skin’s surface. Poor exfoliation is a leading cause of blackheads, whiteheads, and the most common signs of acne. Regular exfoliation can help target keratosis pilaris, reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scarring, help cell turnover, even skin tone and texture, and boost lymphatic drainage.
WHY USE AN EXFOLIATING GLOVE?
More natural than chemically based solutions, exfoliating gloves are much more effective than, for example, loofahs, as they do not house as much bacteria and offer much more dexterity when trying to reach those hard-to-reach places that are part and parcel of everybody’s make-up. With loofahs, you have to put in a lot more effort to physically scrub your skin to remove dead skin cells, etc. Exfoliating scrubs are harsher and like loofahs have less coverage than a glove.
Exfoliating gloves also help to improve circulation and stimulate collagen production. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body, it gives our skin its structure and youthful firmness which forms the scaffolding of the skin. Collagen production decreases as we age, leading to wrinkles, lines, and a loss of skin elasticity so aiding collagen production can help maintain a youthful, healthy, and radiant appearance.
You should avoid using the glove if you have a sensitive skin condition such as eczema or dermatitis.
Not only can exfoliating gloves help fight aging as already demonstrated, but they can even help with fake tanning, as they can be used both before and after your session, as well as helping to remove any unwanted fake tan.
Exfoliation with a glove 2-3 times a week, (less for people with dry skin, more for people with oily skin if their skin can stand it) in a warm shower allows the pores to open, improving skin hydration which in turn allows other skin care products such as moisturizers and body lotions to penetrate the skin more effectively which in conjunction with the glove helps to promote healthy blood flow allowing for more beautiful, glowing skin and as such should go hand in glove with your regular skincare regime as recommended by local and national guidelines.
HOW TO USE AN EXFOLIATING GLOVE
Obviously, different folks will employ different strokes, but here’s a general guideline to help you get started. Use lukewarm or warm water for 5 minutes allowing your pores to open and your epidermis to soften. Wet the glove. Turn off the water. Exfoliate. Rinse off. Hydrate your skin.