Everything You Need to Know About Exfoliating Gloves and Why You Should be Using Them

Exfoliating gloves can be made from a variety of fabrics and some are better at doing the job than others. That’s why, if you’re in the market for exfoliating gloves, it is best to choose a product you can trust, such as one from the Dermalogica range from Oz Hair & Beauty

The origins Of the Exfoliating Glove

It’s believed that the exfoliating glove was invented by Kim Pilgon in Busan during 1962. In essence, it is two pieces of material sewn together to make a glove or a mitt. The material could be rayon, sisal, hemp, or even nylon. Regardless of what the gloves are made from the aim is the same, to easily run the material over your face and other parts of your body. 

The roughness of the material is designed to brush the skin, removing dead skin cells. This is important as the glove makes it much easier to reach all parts of your body effectively. They are cheap to purchase and can be replaced periodically. 

You will be interested to learn there are several good reasons for having an exfoliating glove:

Let’s Skin Breath

Your skin is the largest organ in your body. It’s also one of just two organs that reproduces. Your skin is constantly producing new cells, this is because the outer cells are exposed to a variety of compounds and they die quickly. That’s why the skin is constantly replenishing itself.

As an organ, your skin needs to breathe, absorb and even release moisture, and it can even absorb some nutrients. This isn’t possible if there is a layer of dead skin cells blocking the live ones from doing their job. 

Exfoliating removes the dead skin cells and allows the underlying layer to breathe and operate normally. 

This is especially beneficial in the wintertime.

Helps Your Skin Glow

The mere fact that your skin can breathe normally means that it will look healthier. In short, it will appear to glow. This is natural and emphasizes that the skin is doing its job properly. Exfoliating helps to make this possible. 

Improves Absorption

If you use moisturizers and other creams to help your skin stay protected and healthy you probably already understand the importance of these substances absorbing into the skin. After all, that’s when they become effective. If you don’t exfoliate then you’re applying creams to a layer of dead skin cells, that’s not going to benefit your skin or encourage nutrient uptake. 

When To Proceed With Caution

In general, using an exfoliating glove is a good idea. However, if you have sensitive skin or find it feels irritated then you should avoid using an exfoliating glove. You may even develop a rash and your skin won’t be able to absorb moisture or nutrients properly. 

This is particularly true if you have darker skin or are prone to acne outbursts, the exfoliating glove can actually make things worse. That means it’s best to avoid them and try exfoliating creams instead. 

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