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With knowledge of skincare ingredients trending in the beauty world, we are all so familiar with what skincare ingredients we should use for our skin. We are so knowledgeable about what works for our faces.
However, are you giving your body the care that it deserves? Many people care about their faces more than they care about the skin on their bodies.
Do not neglect the skin on your body! It is important to exfoliate your body to get rid of dead skin cells that cause your skin to look dull.
Let's talk about physical exfoliants for your body and why we should start caring more about the skin on our body:
1. Prevent clogged pores
Not exfoliating your skin regularly and letting your pores to clog up may cause ingrown hairs and razor bumps. Have you seen little bumps on your skin like strawberry seeds? These are results of clogged pores that cause your skin to be bumpy.
2. Absorb products better
Applying moisturisers on skin that has not been thoroughly cleansed does not allow the skin to absorb the products properly. Exfoliate your skin regularly to remove dead skin cell buildup for a clean canvas to care for your skin.
Moisturisers that contain chemical exfoliants like salicylic acid can further exfoliate your skin down to its pores.
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3. Stimulate blood circulation to improve skin texture & appearance
Skin that is not properly cared for can look dull and rough to the touch. Scrub off the dead skin cells to unveil smooth, radiant skin. It stimulates faster skin cell turnover too.
To maintain soft and radiant skin on your body, use a body scrub or exfoliator in the shower.
Here are some tips on body exfoliation and the different ways you can exfoliate your skin in the shower.
Body exfoliating tools
Loofahs are great to use with shower gel to foam up for the spa experience while exfoliating the top layer of your skin.
However, the dangers of using a loofah lie in the risk of bacteria growth, especially in a humid environment in the toilet. Using them may cause bacteria to harbour in your body.
A loofah may also be too abrasive for some people with sensitive skin, as it may harshly scrub against your skin.
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A great alternative would be this handy glove exfoliator.
This is the Glov Skin Smoothing Body Massage glove. It fits on your hand just like a glove and helps you exfoliate your body in the shower.
The bamboo fibres gently exfoliate your skin without being too harsh and is great for use with shower gels, or as a dry exfoliator before you hop into the shower.
It helps prevent clogged pores by removing dead skin cells on your body. After consistent use, notice visibly taut and smooth skin.
The difference between Glov and body scrubs
Body scrubs are an excellent way to scrub your body with bead exfoliants. However, take note when buying body scrubs from the store and look for scrubs that have biodegradable beads to prevent plastic beads from leaching into our seawater and harming our ecosystem.
Bead exfoliants may also feel too rough on your skin without properly exfoliating the entire body surface. The handy glove allows targeted cleansing and exfoliating of your skin surface without being too harsh as you control the pressure of the glove against your skin.
Cleaning and maintaining your Glov
The bamboo fibres are anti-bacterial, preventing excessive growth of bacteria. It is also conveniently machine-washable so your Glov stays clean unlike other exfoliating tools that may not be washed properly by hand.
How often should I exfoliate my skin?
Dermatologists would typically advise people to exfoliate their facial skin no more than 3 times a week. As the skin on our body that is thicker and can withstand more physical trauma, we can exfoliate our body more often to rub away dead skin cells reveal softer, smoother skin.
Get your hands on a body exfoliator and get scrubbing in the shower! We cannot wait to see you with soft and supple skin :) What are some of your body care tips?