The Magic of Exfoliation
To keep your skin looking bright and healthy, it’s important to have a little ‘me time’ every so often. A regular skincare routine is needed to exfoliate and cleanse your skin, removing dirt and other nasty things before they have a chance to build up and ruin your looks.
The good news is that there are plenty of methods out there to help you keep looking and feeling as beautiful as ever. Here are some of these methods:
Washcloths can be used for gentle or intense exfoliation, depending on the texture and strength exerted during the process. You can increase the pressure on tougher skin areas such as the elbow and knees, and apply light pressure on more sensitive areas. They can be low-cost and used together with any bath cleansers.
As versatile and economic as washcloths are, they can be a hotbed for bacteria. Left to dry after every use, used washcloths can be a great place for bacteria and mould to breed. The dead skin cells, oil and dirt trapped in its fibres will create more germs. It’s a bad idea to share washcloths as infections such as staph and conjunctivitis can spread easily through this practice. People with eczema and psoriasis are vulnerable to irritation and infections when using washcloths and may find using it to be too harsh for their sensitive skin. As such, we recommend that you use a fresh new washcloth each day.
Just like washcloths, loofahs can be an economical option to provide great exfoliation. They stimulate circulation and help clean out pores from oil and impurities. You should never share your loofah and air dry it in the shower. Instead, store it in a cool, dry place with little moisture to ensure that it dries out completely. Replace it every month for hygiene purposes.
Unfortunately, unlike washcloths, loofahs have the potential of being a hotbed for even more mould, bacteria and germs. Reason being, the structure of a loofah allows it to hold more moisture, making it attractive to the above-mentioned pollutants. It may also contain yeast (a type of Candida) that can cause a variety of infections and rashes. And when an unclean loofah is used, it may cause inflamed hair follicles.
When you use your hands, you’ll get to gently scrub your hands while pampering your body. It is a great way to cleanse your body and you can use them anytime. However, to avoid contaminating the skin with dirt, oil and bacteria, wash them first before cleansing yourself. Use gentle circular motions when scrubbing with a good scrubbing cleanser such as Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E Exfoliating Crushed Cocoa Beans Body Wash.
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula With Vitamin E Exfoliating Crushed Cocoa Bean Body Wash has been formulated with exfoliating crushed cocoa beans to cleanse the skin. The peppermint-scented body wash is massaged into the body, leaving it healthy and renewed. Enriched with Cocoa Mass Polyphenol to fight free radicals and help skin perform to its beautiful best. It moisturizes by bonding with the natural oils in your skin, giving a super powerful drenching with each application leaving your soft and moisturised throughout the day. Now you can scrub your body while you shower without any mess, fuss or risking bacterial infection on the skin!
This shower essential contains plant-derived ingredients and is free from sulfates, parabens & phthalates.
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