Have you ever wondered what all the fuss is about with Skin Exfoliating Mitts and Gloves? This incredible tool to fast achieving a glowing and radiant skin has been used for centuries in the Ottoman "hammam" (bathing) ritual. While the more gentler exfoliating glove is an evolution of the original "KESE" used by the Ottomans for exfoliation, it is nevertheless a highly effective tool to incorporate into your skin care routine in the bath or shower.
Why should you exfoliate?
Before we dive into the details, let's understand why exfoliation is essential for healthy skin. Our skin naturally sheds dead cells, but sometimes this process can become sluggish, leading to a buildup of dirt, oil, and dead skin. Exfoliation helps to remove these impurities, unclog pores, and reveal fresh, new skin cells. It also promotes better absorption of skincare products, making them more effective.
We can also turn to an exfoliating glove to prepare our skin for holidays where we want our holiday tan to last longer as well as a great preparation for spray/fake tans. A handy tip is that you can even use your exfoliating glove to remove fake tan when the flaking starts to show.
Step 1: Choose the right exfoliating glove
Not all exfoliating gloves are created equal. Look for a high-quality glove made from gentle yet effective materials like natural fibers or microfibre. These materials provide the perfect balance between exfoliation and skin sensitivity. Avoid gloves with rough textures that can cause irritation or damage to your skin.
Patara Life Exfoliating Glove is made from 100% vegan Turkish silk. Utilising the know how of the special textured weave used traditionally by the Ottoman's, this glove is gentle and will fit comfortably around your hand for all your exfoliation needs.
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Step 2: Prepare your skin
Before using the skin exfoliating glove, it's important to prepare your skin. Start by having a soak in a bath or a steamy shower for minimum of 5 minutes to open up the pores and prepare the skin for the exfoliating glove. Be sure NOT to use any soaps or shower gels prior to exfoliating as the soap will leave a residue that won't work with the friction required for the glove to exfoliate.
Step 3: Wet the glove
Before use, soak the exfoliating tan mitt in warm water until it reaches a soft and pliable texture, ensuring optimal comfort and effectiveness during your skincare routine.
Step 4: Gently exfoliate
Using gentle circular or up and down motions, starting from the legs to the upper body parts start massaging with the Turkish silk exfoliating mitt (we do this to increase blood circulation). Finish your exfoliation with your face and neck. Remember to avoid applying too much pressure, as this can irritate your skin.
Step 5: Rinse and moisturise
After exfoliating, rinse your body and face with lukewarm water to remove any remaining dead skin cells. You may now choose to use your soap or cleanser for extra cleansing and finishing off the skin exfoliation ritual.
Pat your skin dry with a towel and follow up with a hydrating moisturizer to replenish moisture and soothe your skin. This step is crucial to maintain a healthy skin barrier.
Step 6: Cleanse your exfoliating glove
Following use, simply hand wash your exfoliating skin glove with soap or gel and hang on a bathroom rail to dry. Remember rinse well with water and wring out to dry to ensure your exfoliating glove is ready for use next time round.
Step 7: Frequency of exfoliation
Exfoliating your skin once or twice a week is generally sufficient for most skin types. However, it's essential to listen to your skin's needs. If you notice any signs of irritation or excessive dryness, reduce the frequency of exfoliation. On the other hand, if your skin feels congested or dull, you can increase the frequency slightly.
Remember, consistency is key when it comes to skincare. Incorporating an exfoliating silk glove into your routine can yield remarkable results over time. Say goodbye to dull, lackluster skin and hello to a radiant complexion. Get ready to embrace the power of exfoliation and unlock your skin's true potential!
Patara Life’s Skin Solutions Exfoliating Glove Reviews
Patara Life's silk exfoliating mitts in Australia have garnered lots of love for its exceptional performance in revealing smoother, rejuvenated skin. Customers love its durability and its remarkable improvement in their skincare routines.
“I got this glove to exfoliate prior to my trip to Bali. I loved the gentle exfoliation with the fine texture of the glove. I was able to tan evenly and the smoothness lasted for weeks!”
- Hicran S.
“This product is a game changer. So luxury and high quality, unlike any exfoliating glove I’ve ever used. Really enjoy the feel of this and how smooth I feel after! Amazing!”