Exfoliation removes dead cells from the skin's surface to improve its
appearance and to prevent clogged pores and acne. It may also help
combat the signs of aging by removing dull and damaged skin and
encouraging the growth of new, healthy skin.
Exfoliating gloves are
designed for use with or without exfoliant scrubs, and most can be used
on every part of your body. Wet the gloves and your skin with warm water. Apply a few drops of
liquid soap or exfoliant scrub directly to the gloves or to your skin.
Add more water if necessary to form a lather.
Massage your skin using gentle pressure. Move the gloves over your skin
in small, circular motions. Do not use exfoliating gloves on sensitive
areas, such as near the eyes. If you experience any redness, stinging,
burning or pain, stop using the gloves and wait for your skin to recover
before attempting to exfoliate again.
Moisturize within three minutes of exfoliating and rinsing. Exfoliating
your skin can increase dryness and irritation. Moisturizing creams or
lotions will lock water into your skin, soothe irritation and prevent
dryness or itching.