Every tanner knows that there is a need to exfoliate before applying the tanning lotion or spray. However, exfoliation is not just for tanners. It is hygiene; we need to remove the dust and dead skin cells.
Have you ever wondered; the house windows are closed, doors were closed after entering, feet are clean, no dust coming in, but after a few days, you still need to sweep the floor? Those are dead skin cells falling off.
We sometimes use towels to scrub out the dirt skin cells. But there is a better option than just towels. The trio of Thermalabs’ Wash Gloves; Bamboo Fiber and Loofah, Jute and Sisal Mitts.
Yes, Luffa not Loofa. Loofa is an accepted spelling; still correct.
Luffa is a genus of tropical and subtropical vines in the cucumber family (Cucurbitaceae). In North America, it is known as “Chinese okra.”
It is common in Asian cuisine; a daily vegetable.
This vegetable is allowed to mature, processed to remove everything except the network of xylem fibers. The loofah is allowed to ripen and then dried on the vine, flesh disappears leaving only the fibrous skeleton and seeds, which can be easily shaken out. This is now marketed as loofah, the sponge is used as a body scrub in the shower.
Using the loofa as a body scrub not just exfoliates the skin but also improves blood circulation.
Since this scrub absorbs lots of water it can be a breeding ground for bacteria if hung unclean. Use a dry towel to thoroughly wring out moisture. Hang it in a cool, dry place outside of your bathroom. You can also dip the loofa in water with 10 percent bleach, for 5 minutes once a week.
We got to give it to the Chinese; they used bamboo to build tall buildings and to clean exfoliate your skin. The bamboo fiber bath mitt can be used dry or wet. You can add soap for that sudsy clean. The bamboo mitt aggressively and effectively removes dry skin.
Like washing other bamboo fabrics; use regular detergent, and cold to warm water, hung to dry.
Jute and Sisal
Jute is a long, soft, shiny bast fiber that can be spun into coarse, strong threads, and second only to cotton. Jute is also called the “golden fiber” for its color and high cash value.
Thermalabs' created a mitt out of this fiber; breathable, comfortable, and completely recyclable.
Sisal is a species of flowering plant native to southern Mexico. The sisal fiber is traditionally used for rope and twine and has many other uses, including paper, cloth, footwear, hats, bags, carpets, geotextiles, dartboards, and body scrub. For heavy-duty exfoliation, this would be the mitt for you.
Choose what best for you
Not all skin is created equal. Each mitt has its texture, roughness, and stiffness. So you will have to choose what is best for your skin. Each glove is designed to exfoliate in its own way. But in totality they all do what they were created to do; remove dead skin cells for that clean and youthful skin.
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