Exfoliating your face can do wonders for your tone and texture. Find out whether dermatologists recommend exfoliating other parts of your body and which gloves they recommend.
How Does it Work?
Exfoliation can be achieved by either a chemical or mechanical process. Chemical exfoliation involves the application of acidic chemicals to the skin. Mechanical (also known as physical) exfoliation removes dead skin cells through abrasive tools or products, including washcloths and loofahs, or by wearing gloves made of rough-textured fabrics.
They are specially created with hard-to-reach areas in mind, such as the back and shoulders, the bikini area, and the heels and toes. These areas can be scrubbed with ease using comfortable gloves, which are made to fit easily on hands.
The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has said that adding shower gel or cleanser to a rubber glove can be beneficial because you can exfoliate and cleanse your skin at the same time. This is because the dead skin cells and dirt and oil are removed, leaving your skin fresh and hydrated.
Should You Try Using It?
If used in moderation and during the winter, exfoliating gloves can be helpful to dry skin.
Exfoliation is recommended to treat dry skin and remove the outer layer of the epidermis. In addition, exfoliating gloves can be used for manual exfoliation or for use in conjunction with a skin buffing head attachment on an electric rotary-controlled spin brush, which can be found in many public restrooms.