Exfoliating Gloves

Exfoliating gloves can be used with or without exfoliant scrubs, and most of them are suitable for use on every part of your body. They are especially beneficial for exfoliating large areas of skin where using a small sponge can be too time-consuming and where scrubs can be too costly. You'll find the following tips useful to remember when exfoliating with gloves:

Step 1
Choose gloves that fit your hands comfortably and before purchasing try them on to ensure they fit properly. It is better to use light-weight gloves and avoid rough ones, as these may tear or otherwise damage your skin.

Step 2
Wet your skin and the gloves with warm water. Apply a few drops of exfoliant scrub or liquid soap directly to the gloves or to your skin. Add more water if necessary to obtain suds.

Step 3
Move the gloves over your skin in small, circular motions. Massage your skin using gentle pressure. Avoid using your exfoliating gloves on sensitive areas, such as near the eyes. If you experience any stinging, burning, redness or pain, stop using the gloves and wait for your skin to recover before attempting to exfoliate again.

Step 4
Rinse the gloves often while exfoliating to wash away dead skin cells. Add more exfoliant or soap as needed.

Step 5
Moisturize within 5 minutes of exfoliating and rinsing. Moisturizing creams and ointments will lock water into your skin, soothe irritation and prevent itching or dryness.

Step 6
Clean and dry your gloves per the care instructions on the package. Some gloves must be hand-washed and hung dry, while others are suitable for washing machine. Do not store your gloves wet in any case. Doing so encourages the growth of fungus and bacteria and increases your risk of developing an infection.