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Exfoliating Gloves: How To Use, The Benefits

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Last Updated on by Buayifa Ojeogwu

Have you ever used exfoliating gloves for showering or bathing? If you haven’t, then you have no idea what you (your skin) are missing.

I have used scrub gloves for so many years that they are one of my favorite shower essentials, and I’m always happy to recommend them to anyone I know.

So if you still on the fence about using exfoliating gloves, by the time you’re done reading this post, you’d run to the market and buy yourself a pair. Lol.

This post will cover how to use exfoliating gloves in three different ways, the benefits of exfoliating gloves, how to wash them, and more.

Exfoliating Gloves: How To Use, The Benefits

So let’s get started.

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How To Use Exfoliating Gloves

There are 3 simple but very effective ways to use exfoliating gloves.

  1. Bathing
  2. Exfoliation with foaming scrubs
  3. To get rid of strawberry skin

1. How to bathe with exfoliating gloves

Exfoliating gloves and soap bar

  • First, put your bathing gloves on, then turn on your shower and get your skin wet. Here are my favorite scrubbing gloves. They’re not too hard or soft, just the right coarseness for my skin.
  • Next, pick up your soap bar and rub it all over your body.
  • Tiny soap hack: if you have a tiny flat piece of soap, put it inside the scrub glove, and squeeze your palm to crush it. Doing this, you’d use every last bit of your soap.
  • Then put the soap down and exfoliate your whole body with your bath gloves.
  • Use your fingertips to wash your outer ears and also behind them.
  • Also, make sure to wash behind your thighs too.
  • If you want to use exfoliating gloves on your face, rinse them thoroughly.
  • Then use some soap or face wash and scrub your face gently.
  • Rinse your body under the shower.
  • Your skin would be refreshed and invigorated.
  • Then moisturize immediately.

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Exfoliating gloves with shower gel

  • Once your scrub gloves and skin are wet, pour some shower gel into your palms.
  • Then lightly rub your palms together to share the shower gel.
  • Next, try to pat or rub the shower gel all over your body to distribute it, so that you get a very foaming bath time.
  • Once that is done, you are ready to scrub your body with exfoliating gloves.
  • Take more shower gel if needed.
  • Then rinse when you are done.
  • Again, don’t forget to moisturize afterward.

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2. For skin exfoliation with a foamy scrub

There are two ways to use exfoliating gloves with soapy scrubs.

  1. You can use the body scrubber gloves with a foaming scrub after taking a shower. Just scoop or squeeze some foaming exfoliant into your wet gloved palms and exfoliate your skin thoroughly. Then rinse it off thoroughly.
  2. If you are in a hurry and really need to exfoliate your skin, you can do it right away with your exfoliating gloves and a soapy exfoliant. So instead of exfoliating after a shower, you’d use the foaming scrub with your scrub gloves straight up to wash and sloughs dead skin at the same time. Rinse your body after, then follow with moisturizers.
Exfoliating Gloves: How To Use, The Benefits

3. To get rid of strawberry skin with baking soda

If you have strawberry skin on your thighs or butt, you can gently reduce the appearance by exfoliating with body scrubber gloves and baking soda.

Follow the steps below.

  • After taking a shower with the bathing gloves, rinse, but don’t take them off yet.
  • Then pat your skin with a towel but keep it damp.
  • Next, scoop a generous amount of baking soda with your wet gloved fingers and scrub your thighs and butt cheeks with intent.
  • Let it sit for several minutes (it would sting a little) before rinsing off thoroughly.
  • Then wash and hang your exfoliating gloves.
  • Dry and moisturize the exfoliated areas generously to prevent drying.
  • Do this once or twice a week, and you’d notice an improvement as time goes by.

When I had strawberry skin, I used this method once a week until it disappeared.

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How to wash exfoliating gloves

After using exfoliating gloves, rinse them with hot or warm running water. You can use extra soap if you like, then hang them to dry.

Then once a week, throw it in the washer for thorough washing to kill lingering bacteria.

Never mind, the washing machine doesn’t distort the shape or material of your exfoliating gloves. 

Now let’s talk about the benefits of exfoliating gloves.

Exfoliating Gloves Benefits

  • First, body scrubber gloves wash your skin deeper than regular soap and water that some of us are used to.
  • Exfoliating gloves actually scrub off the dirt and dead skin. And you’d feel clean after bathing with them.
  • Scrub gloves help prevent chest and back acne.
  • Using exfoliating gloves daily invigorates your skin and encourages blood flow, which makes the skin glow naturally.
  • Bathing gloves get rid of flaky dry skin, opens your pores to absorb moisturizers. What good is moisturizing your skin if your pores are clogged? Dunno.
  • Unlike washcloths, scrubbing gloves are easy to use. All you have to do is put them on and wash your body.
  • Also, exfoliating gloves are made from nylon material, so they are easy to wash, rinse and hang to dry without holding on to dirt. Some scrub gloves have loops for easy hanging and drying after use.
  • You can use scrub gloves with foaming scrubs to quickly exfoliate and wash your skin when you’re in a hurry. So no worries about not getting clean showers because you were dashing out.
  • They are affordable and last a long time until you get tired and throw them away.
How To Use Exfoliating Gloves - 3 Simple And Effective Ways

FAQs About How To Use Exfoliating Gloves

Can you use exfoliating gloves every day?

I use mine daily except on rare occasions when I just don’t feel like it. Otherwise, you can use them every day.

And no, they won’t hurt your skin. At least they never hurt mine.

Also, make sure you are moisturizing your skin after using them.

Are bathing gloves good for your face?

I use exfoliating gloves on my face and have no problems with them.

But be gentle when washing your face with scrub gloves, especially around your nose and eye areas.

And you don’t have to use them on your face every day. So maybe every other day.

Can you use exfoliating gloves for ingrown hair?

Unfortunately, exfoliating gloves alone cannot get rid of ingrown hairs. Instead, choose waxing or sugaring hair removal over shaving or depilatory creams.

Because sugar waxing pulls the hair from the root and encourages thinner hair growth.

So the chances of having bumps or ingrown hairs are low.

Here’s a post on how to make your own sugar wax.

Another way to prevent ingrown hairs is by regular exfoliation of the affected areas with homemade or drugstore exfoliants.

  • .A quick tip: If your underarms are itchy, it is a sign of ingrown hairs and bumps.
  • So what you can do is exfoliate them with Epsom salt. It cleans and unclogs the skin, stops the itch, and then the hairs can grow out easily.
  • Don’t scratch itchy underarms and private areas. I repeat, don’t! Scratching irritates the skin and makes the situation even worse.
How To Use Exfoliating Gloves – 3 Simple & Effective Ways

Boom! How To Use Bathing Gloves For Cleaner Baths And Healthier Skin

Now you know how to use exfoliating gloves, the benefits of using them, how to wash them, and so on.

Are you going to try a pair? 

Remember to start with the softest pair and walk your way up as your skin begins to adjust to them.

If you have any questions about bathing gloves, please ask. I’ll be more than happy to answer them.

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Friday 2nd of August 2019

These gloves are really good, I have something similar and I use them regularly with a good body scrub, and they really invigorate my skin. I’ve picked up a lot of tips here about how to improve my usage! Thank you!

Buayifa Ojeogwu

Friday 2nd of August 2019

Yes, they are amazing. Everyone in my household owns a pair, and we use them daily. A bath without them does not feel like a clean bath, to me. Thanks for reading, Rachael. I'm glad you found this post helpful.