Showers are our daily cleansing ritual, and for most,
Starting with the basics, let’s discuss the tool that we’re all born with, our hands. Providing that we wash our hands before cleansing our bodies, our hands work fantastically. No tools needed, as long as you’re flexible enough to properly wash your own back. Our hands are able to gently apply cleansers without irritating the skin. But sometimes a little bit of roughness in our routine helps, and exfoliation products are needed to help unclog pores and remove the dead skin cells which build up and cause uneven skin tones, unclear complexions and acne causing bacteria.
Now let’s dig in to those pores a little deeper and explore a few other options that will promote exfoliation, reach and distribute soap more evenly with less waste.
Loofah’s are those little shower puff balls that come in all sorts of sizes, colors and materials. They enhance circulation, promote exfoliation and entice pores to release built up oil and dirt. But these little puff balls aren’t as innocent as they appear. Due to their structure, not only do they trap in dead skin, oil and dirt that are removed from our body, but they also retain moisture and become breeding grounds for bacteria. Loofah’s are generally used until they begin falling apart or have an odor, however long before then, we will have been sanitizing ourselves with an unsanitary product. Once again, if you’re not flexible enough, you’ll still need some extra help with washing your back.
This then introduces us to the shower brush. It definitely aids with reaching your back and does a great job of exfoliating, but once we’ve added in this tool, the place in which we cleanse ourselves has now become pretty cluttered. The shower brush will also harbor bacteria within its bristles and it’s definitely not machine washable. So if you do use one, remember to thoroughly clean it every so often.
This next tool has evolved from its previous generations and become a nationwide favorite within Korea, the county which places skin care above all within the beauty industry. I’m not talking about the traditional wash cloth which had its own set of negative drawbacks, I’m talking about the shower towel. The shower towel has the capabilities of an exfoliation product, loofah and shower brush all in one. Its length easily permits its users to wash and exfoliate their back and hard to reach areas. It conserves and lathers up with soap easily while aiding with exfoliation, removing dead skin cells, unclogging pores and removing built up oils and blackheads. The shower towel is thin and dry’s relatively quickly. After use simply rinse, wring then hang to dry and its machine washable to keep bacteria away. These shower towels also come in various sizes, degrees of coarseness and even come naturally enhanced with charcoal and green tea. Just like the loofah and bath brush, it’s still not recommended to share your shower towel with anyone.
We all try to achieve clean skin and a great complexion. Here at SKINTOWEL we made understanding skin-too-well our priority and introducing our Green Tea shower towel and charcoal shower towel became our way of helping you improve your shower routine and transform each cleansing ritual into spa like experiences.