Thursday, July 2, 2015

Exfoliating Products: loofah sponges, body puffs, etc

bath supplies
Exfoliation is good for our skin. It gets rid of dead skin cells making out skin look fresher and younger. It also stimulates circulation bringing rosy blood flow to the surface of the skin giving us nice skin color. Stimulating circulation also helps eliminate excess fluid reducing the appearance of cellulite. Exfoliation preps our skin for better self tanner application. But, using a bacteria filled scrubbing tool it not good for our skin.

Loofahs, puffs, exfoliating gloves, body brushes, dead skin cells and a warm bathroom make the perfect place for bacteria like Pseudomonas Aeruginosa to flourish.  Your body scrubbing tools slough off dead skin cells and some of those cells get trapped in the fibers of the tools. Bacteria loves to eat those dead skin cells multiplies quickly in the humid bathroom. 

That bacteria can enter the skin while you scrub causing pimple like bumps around the hair follicles that can itch and hurt. Folliculitis. An old dirty razor can also cause folliculitis so always use clean fresh razor to shave your legs.

Replace your bath tools often or clean them by soaking them in 1 part bleach to 9 parts water for 5 minutes every week. Rinse them and let them air dry.

I really like to use exfoliating gloves. 
exfoliating glove
They are easy to use and are machine washable. Just put them on and rub yourself down. I like to use them for dry exfoliation right before showering. Here is an amazon link to check them out.


Take the time to keep your skin beautiful and healthy.

Have a Beautiful Day!

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