From smooth skin to unclogged pores, exfoliating gloves have many skin benefits. But, should you be using them?
Exfoliating gloves are one of the latest trends sweeping social media sites like TikTok and Instagram. But how effective are they?
We all know how important exfoliation is for our skin. But body exfoliation is often overlooked. If you also find body exfoliation a laborious undertaking, then exfoliating gloves are an excellent option for you.
Do you have sensitive skin and are hesitant to use harsher exfoliation options like an abrasive exfoliating scrub or soap? These gloves can be a great addition to your skincare routine. And the best part is that they are so easy to use —just add your favourite body wash and scrub in the shower for a few minutes. (If you are looking for a gentle and nourishing body wash, you must try FCL Oatsilk Soap Free Body Wash.)
How do exfoliating gloves work?
Like exfoliating scrubs, the main job of exfoliating gloves is to remove dead skin cells with gentle mechanical abrasion. What makes them better than your harsh exfoliating scrub is that they can give you silky, smooth skin without irritating your skin.
Use them in the shower with a body cleanser and warm water. Warm water helps open your pores and allows better access to dirt and grime. Start at the feet and work your way up in a circular motion, paying extra attention to dry spots around the ankles, knees, and elbows.
How to pick the right exfoliating gloves for you?
Have you decided to replace your not so gentle exfoliating scrub with a pair of exfoliating gloves? With so many exfoliation options available in the market, here’s what you should look for when buying exfoliating gloves:
For the best exfoliation experience, look for exfoliating gloves that are stretchy and fit snugly onto your hands. Unlike an exfoliating scrub, these gloves will give you more control and allow you to get to hard-to-reach areas like the back, shoulders, toes, and heels without any hassle.
The texture is another important factor you should consider while choosing exfoliating gloves. If you want a deep exfoliation, I recommend picking a pair that is tightly woven. However, if you have sensitive skin, go for a pair that is made of softer fibres and is gentle on your skin.
What are the benefits of using exfoliating gloves?
It is time to ditch your abrasive exfoliating scrub and go for a pair of exfoliating gloves. They have numerous benefits, including:
- Better absorption of skincare products
Regular exfoliation can unclog your pores by removing dirt and dead skin cells. This leads to better absorption of your body lotions and creams. (For skin nourishment and hydration, try FCL Pre plus Probiotic Body Lotion.)
- Radiant skin
Exfoliation removes the dry and damaged top layer of the skin, giving you healthy, smooth, and glowing skin.
- Easy to use
Unlike your messy exfoliating scrub, these gloves help you get smooth and radiant skin without any hassle. They are super easy to use and allow you to control the pressure.
- Improve blood circulation
Exfoliating gloves improve blood circulation, thus boosting your skin health. These gloves also encourage cell renewal, making your skin look youthful.
- Prevent ingrown hair
Regular exfoliation will aid in the prevention of hair curling back or growing sideways into the skin, thus preventing ingrown hair.
Are exfoliating gloves safe to use?
Exfoliating gloves are one of the easiest and cheapest ways to maintain healthy and smooth skin. However, here are a few things you should keep in mind to avoid skin irritation:
- Don’t overdo it
One of the biggest cons of at-home exfoliation is that it is easy to overdo it. Avoid over-exfoliation, and don’t be aggressive as this can irritate your skin. I recommend exfoliating your skin just once or twice a week. Over-exfoliation can damage your skin barrier and lead to skin issues like redness, acne, and dryness.
- Consider your skin type
If you have sensitive skin or active breakouts, over-exfoliation could cause irritation, flare acne or eczema. Therefore, I recommend opting for a gentle exfoliating glove and using it sparingly.
- Store them properly
One of the most important things to remember is to wash your gloves after each use because bacteria can grow on them, causing acne and other skin infections.
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