I bought this pack of Boots exfoliating gloves a few months ago but have actually had quite a few pairs over the years as they are very good quality and they do last. I last paid £2.69 which is a good price as you get two gloves in the pack and they come in various different colours but I currently have the white ones.
The gloves are one size so they should fit most hand sizes and they have a good elasticated section around the wrist which makes them feel secure and as my hands are quite small this is really good. The gloves themselves are made of a bobbly textured nylon which has a slightly uneven even scratchy feel but this is what removes your dead skin cells. You can machine wash them however I have never personally done this as I am happy that they are clean as I will always make sure that they are fully rinsed in clean water when I have used them.
I will usually exfoliate in the shower unless I find I have time for a bath and to use the gloves I will make sure my body is completely wet and then pour a small amount of exfoliating scrub onto one of the gloves and then rub my hands together to spread it over the two gloves. I will also sometimes use just my normal bathroom soap with the gloves instead of an exfoliating scrub as I think it is the gloves which really do the work rather than the products you are using.
I use a circular motion and will usually start with my arms and work my way down to my feet paying particular attention to any areas where I feel need it most which is usually my legs and feet. If I find that my skin or the gloves are becoming a bit dry I will just dip them back in the water. Although the gloves are textured you still get a good feeling through them so you are always aware exactly how much pressure you need for whichever areas you are working on.
When I am happy that I have finished I will rinse the gloves well under the shower or the taps if I have used them in the bath and then hang them over the shower head or shower rail to dry and they do dry quickly. They do seem to stretch a little bit when they are wet but they soon shrink back to their original size.
I think that this pack of two pairs for £2.69 are good quality and good value and I will definitely buy them again
This is one product that I always like to ensure I have in the bathroom, especially in the summer months when I show a little more flesh.
===Price & availability===
The gloves are priced at around £3 and are available in a variety of different colours. They are from the Boots Essential range and are available online and in store.
The gloves are made from a synthetic material which is quite rough on the outside and smooth on the inside so they are kind to my hands. They are elasticated around the cuff making them quite secure when on and also the glove has quite a bit of give in them so they will easily fit most hand sizes.
I prefer using gloves to a sponge or a brush as I find I have more control over the amount of pressure I apply and also, I feel they give a better clean as I can get in get in those smaller areas that a sponge perhaps wouldn't get to.
I like to use the gloves on a daily basis if time permits and when I do, I definitely notice the difference in my skin, in has a nice glow to it and feels lovely and soft, I also find that when I apply my moisturisers, I don't need to use as much. I always find that if I am applying fake tan, its always best to have a good scrub first.
The gloves are really long lasting, they don't wear thin or deteriorate and can also be popped in the washing machine when they need a clean.
I would recommend these however there are cheaper versions available which just work as good and for that reason, these only get 4 out of 5 stars from me.
Thanks for reading.
I love to exfoliate as it keeps my skin smooth and soft feeling and looking its best. It also helps lotions and creams penetrate the skin better once I have exfoliated. I use shower gels with scrubbing action for lighter exfoliations but sometimes I need to exfoliate a little bit more intensively for example when I am planning on fake tanning and for this I need something that is more intensive than a shower gel.
I have a few things for exfoliating my body but one of the easiest and most effective ways is by using these exfoliating gloves. I bought them in Boot’s and they cost £2.69. The gloves are material with a rough outside to exfoliate the skin. They are stretchy so should fit the majority of hand sizes and the cuffs have a little bit of elastic in them to keep that area tighter and keep the gloves in place.
They are easy to put on as they stretch really far so I can get them on and off with no problems. They feel comfortable and you don’t need to worry about them hurting your hands while exfoliating as the inside of the gloves are a lot softer than the outside.
I use these by wetting myself completely and then getting a nice shower gel and washing myself completely but instead of rinsing myself off I put the gloves on and then use vigorous motions around my skin to exfoliate it.
You really need the foam from the shower gel as these are quite abrasive and the foam just gives helps them glide a bit more and gives your skin a slight cushioning so that you don’t hurt it.
These are fantastic at sloughing off the dead skin and making skin be all smooth especially in areas where dry skin tends to happen as they are abrasive enough to slough most of it off. They also makes it easier to reach places that are a little bit harder to reach with normal shower gels.
After using these my skin can feel a little bit tingly because I am quite vigorous when using them so I make sure and use a really good moisturiser straight afterwards. The gloves help prepare my skin for the moisturiser and it absorbs better than normal.
These are great the only criticism of them that I have is that wish the cuffs were a little bit tighter as I do find that the cuffs can roll down my hands and make the glove come off especially when they are wet as obviously they are heavier than when they are dry.
I hate exfoliating! As a qualified Beauty Therapist though I do know the importance of buffering off those dead skin cells! For a long time I used exfoliators in cream and liquid form which can be really messy and annoying to do and to be honest once a week I do use a Soap & Glory one as a treat for my skin however every other day or so I will target a part of my body with these gloves.
What you get is pair of them and they come in various colours, mine are white. They retail in Boots just under three pounds a pair.
What you get is a material glove with slightly elasticated cuffs to them so they stay safe, secure and in place and they are stretchy so basically will fit most hand sizes (I have really small hands). They feel rough on the outside texture wise though quite smooth on the inside which is great considering I don't want to hurt my hands whilst I am using them.
You can use these on your skin with water however I find that hard going and a bit too abrasive for my sensitive skin so I use these along with a bit of shower gel/cream/soap or whatever and usually get a good lather going at the same time as exfoliating gently so I get to feel really clean at the same time as exfoliating.
I like the fact that the material of these is rough enough to feel that its exfoliating without feeling that I'm damaging my sensitive skin. I can use these over scars too without ripping into them and I find them brilliant at keeping at bay dry skin on my elbows etc. They are safe to use on a daily basis too. I'm shocked to see that people admit to using these on their faces as they are not designed for that purpose and shouldn't be. They are far too abrasive for that and whilst they may appear to be effective God knows the damage done to the dermis!
For me though I use these often and find them to be a cost effective, fuss free at keeping my skin soft, supple and smooth. Gone is dry, murky looking skin quickly and easily and these are brilliant for anyone that wants to remove dead skin cells and either get a good body lotion to sink into the skin or if you simply want to apply a fake tan to a smooth canvas!
Although I have owned mine ages I have found that they to do not shred or to stop working and I occasionally bung them in a quick wash (30c) just to really make sure they are clean though they are simply enough to run under a tap and allow to air dry.
So yep thumbs up from me and my skin!
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I've been suffering recently from very dry skin particularly around my forehead and hair line, but also on other random parts of my body like at the ankle, probably due to the change in weather. Its really uncomfortable and something I have tried numerous exfoliating scrubs to get rid of. I know exfoliating gloves are primarily made for the body because they are quite rough, but I tend to use them briefly at this hairline part as I seem to get such tough skin here that scrubs and a flannel won't fix. I wouldn't recommend using them anywhere else on the face though, unless you want a pretty sore face. At Christmas I bought a pair of exfoliating gloves from Boots to try a new method of exfoliating. The pair I bought are a white pair, although I have also seen a blue option available for sale also. Looking back I probably should have opted for the bright blue pair actually as they have gotten a little mucky due to the dead skin and the creams I've used when wearing them.
To use you simply put on the pair of gloves (I recommend putting them on dry as its easier) and then rub the area in little circles. This can be a little sore if you go over the same area repeatedly, but its a necessary evil for me to remove the dead skin. I think its very easy to remove the skin and its a pretty quick process. I haven't had to use any exfoliating gels with the gloves as the gloves and water alone have proven to be an effective means of removing the dead or dry skin. After using my skin feels very soft (if a little red) and is very smooth to the touch.
The gloves cost £2.69 which is a very reasonable price for something I use quite regularly and get a lot of use out of. I think they are a good quality product as they have lasted a long time and are still good as new once washed. The gloves are machine washable so they're very easy to get clean once again.
I would recommend these exfoliating gloves, especially because of the price, but also because they are a high quality useful product to have. They are fast acting and always good at removing dry skin, as well as helping to alleviate things like a coming in-grown hair which I have once used to attempt to prevent.
One of my treats now and again to myself is a nice indulgent shower. Usually, with two toddlers I really only have time for a quick splash and dash, in and out in about two minutes but when I have the time to myself I like to go the whole nine yards, exfoliate, facial mask, shave my legs, apply body lotion etc so I can really take care of my skin and body and make myself feel better.
One of the items I use when I do this are these great exfoliating gloves from Boots. They are pretty much a real pair of gloves but they are made of rough fabric. When you rub these gloves over your skin then, they act as a buffer and get rid of dry skin and impurities.
What I like is that they are really easy to use and a lot nicer than a body brush or an actual body scrub lotion. All I do is get into the shower and then wet the gloves a little bit, add some of my regular shower gel, nothing special and just rub over my skin with a little bit of pressure.
The sensation is really nice actually and I like the way it makes my body feel. When you have the gloves on and rub them over your body it is a bit scratchy but its a nice scratch feeling and I really feel like I am buffing my body and really making the skin glow and look really fresh. After use my skin is not red raw nor does it have any scratches or cuts on it which is nice. Afterward its quite incredible but my skin feels really lovely and soft and I feel then it is better prepared to have body lotion applied to it as it soaks it in better when the top layer of dead skin has gone.
The material of the gloves has quite a tight weave to it and I think they had a bit of stretch fabric or material in them too because when I put them on they seem to stretch over my hands and then fit quite tightly. I suppose these gloves have to work like this as these gloves are one size fits all so they have to be able to go over lots of different sized hands.
After use I always make sure I hang the gloves up so they dry and don't get mouldy although after a couple of weeks you do need to replace them but priced at only a couple of pounds for the pair they are one beauty item you can splurge on.
As a self confessed beauty product addict I can't help myself when it comes to testing new things. Perhaps it's the shiny packaging that gets you or perhaps it's the promise to get the body of Giselle that draws you in...
Well, if there is one thing that I always read these "super models" do it's exfoliate and body brush. Get rid of that cellulite. Banish those bumps and have perfect, non flaky skin... As some of my other reviews will explain I do like the good old fashion methods of doing things, so I tend to stick to my routines - And for exfoliating that normally consists of a brush and a body scrub. Well, what you will also see is that, I travel. A lot, and if there is something that will get me a short cut and make my life easier I am always willing to test it.
The idea behind the exfoliating gloves is that you put the mitts on and rub your legs in light circles and the rough texture of the glove buffs away all those imperfections. So, as they were highly recommended I got a pair and had a go -
I have to say I was really pleased with them, they worked well and were really great to use on those especially hard to reach places like your back, the backs of your arms and your shoulders. They literally are a glove that you put on in the shower so it saves you having to faff about with all your products and, more often than not, contort yourself into interesting shapes to reach the middle of your back!
As the product is so cheap it makes it a great bargain and I would certainly recommend them: But I will recommend them with a couple of warnings/informative points -
If like me, you have little hands, the gloves are a little bit big so, when wet, they tend to start to slide down your hand (Even though the wrist band is pretty tight) Also, and I'm sure it's because of the material they are made from you need to make sure you hang them out properly and wash them regularly as they tend to start to smell otherwise.
I would say it is worth it if you are prepared to replace or wash them often. In my opinion they were worth the money, and I certainly have a couple of pairs in my cupboard to take with me when I am off on my travels (They were on offer) but I personally will stick to some good old fashioned contorting, elbow grease, and exfoliating body wash as I personally find that my skin is in better condition when I do.
I bought these a while back but only recently started using them. I paid around £2.50 for them and got them in store from Boots. The gloves are basic in style and actually, from a distance rather look like wooly gloves due to the bright colours available. The colours to choose from are as follows - white, purple, pink etc. I have them in a light baby blue shade. The gloves are quite soft to the touch but the texture is very rough when I move the glove across my skin. Adding pressure is not really neccessary as it is effective from just gently exfoliating. They are really easy to use although the first few times that I wore them I felt a bit weird, because wearing gloves in the bath felt a bit like wearing socks in the bath, but once i got used to them i was fine. I also sometimes use these when I am dressed before I go out and just use them on my face in conjunction with an exfoliating face mask.
These are not the most powerful or harsh exfoliators available, however they aren't too soft either. They are not harsh enough for me to not use them on my face, which is good, as with my other exfoliating gloves from a different brand I wouldn't dream of using them on my face as they are much harsher than these. These gloves work well on both my face, neck and torso and when using them they don't cause me any discomfort. I use mine by applying a bit of body lotion to my skin and rubbing it in with the gloves. This process is easy and I just rub the gloves on an area on my body that I feel needs a good old clean, such as my legs, and rub it in circular motions until i'm satisfied with the results. It usually takes just 5 minutes before my legs feel much better - more refreshed, clean and velvety soft. Without sounding gross, I find it removes the thin layer of dead, dry skin that i get on my legs once in a while. The gloves help in spreading all the lotion around and rubbing it in however any coloured lotion - white specifically seems to stain them and it is hard to get the bits of lotion out from each crack, so I always make sure to wash them several times, which gets rid of most of it but not all.
Now I don't want anyone to think I am an absolute weirdo, but I have actually exfoliated my lips with these several times. They make them feel so soft afterwards and it's not painful at all, just a little uncomfortable, but it's worth it! The gloves gets rid of dry skin and flakes really effectively and with daily use leaves my skin extremely soft - i've noticed a massive change in the few months i've been using them. They are compatible with body scrubs, soap etc and they wash well so there are no hygiene issues with them at all. The only downside is that the colour has chipped on mine and there are big white patches on them, which makes them look really cheap and ugly. They also take ages to dry, but apart from that I would reccomend them.
So we all know we need to exfoliate, 'sloughing of dead skin cells' as the magazines tell us every year when summers round the corner.
But really they're right.
However it's not something that you can do once in a blue moon it needs to be regular,
and in all honesty I can't stand body scrubs! Messy, granules lefts all over your bath and shower, oils that get in your hair and everywhere else. Can't stand them.
Exfoliating gloves are the lazy girls dream, and even better. They work.
I've been using exfoliating gloves or atleast 5 years. Everyday. That sounds like hard work right? like your giving away all your free time to stand in a shower exfoliating. But when your in their washing anyway just pop the gloves on and leave the shower smoother and softer with no extra effort.
On the odd day when I do have time I do like to spend a little extra time really working the gloves over my skin in circular movements to really get it soft.
At the end of the day we need to exfoliate to keep our skin smooth, to get ready to fake tan, to help all them lotions and potions we shell out for actually work their magic and sink in to our skin, help moisteriser sink in quicker and work better, to stop cellulite, to avoid in grown hairs, getting rid of them awful red bumps on the back of your arms that women are always prone too! the advantages are endless and with the gloves it really is as simple as a squeeze of your favourite body wash in the palm of your goved hand, and do as you usually would.
Little and often is by far the best way to exfoliate (the gloves are gentle enough to never scratch or damage skin unlike rougher scrubs you can buy)
They're cheap, easily available. Bloomin' awesome if you ask me.
I always like to make sure that my skin is in good condition, but recently my skin has been feeling quite rough, and not as smooth as it usually is. I have never actually exfoliated my skin before, ive only exfoliated my face. For some of you who don't know what exfoliating is, well it is basically removing the dead skin cells from the top layer of your skin. Exfoliating has many benefits, such as it makes your skin smooth, and it is also good to exfoliate before using fake tan, as the tan will last longer! You can exfoliate using a scrub, or you can use something like a sponge, the way I exfoliated was by using Boots exfoliating gloves.
Now I have said some information about exfoliating, I will tell you more about the product. I got the exfoliating gloves from Boots for around £2.50 (I can't remember the exact price). I think this is actually a good price seeing as the gloves won't 'run out' and they will last forever. I was put off buying a scrub as I knew I would need a lot of the scrub to cover my body so it would run out after a while and then I would just have to spend money on buying another scrub.
The gloves I got was in purple as that was the only colour I could see in the shop, but I have heard they come in other colours too. The gloves come in one size, but when you put them on they kind of stretch so I'm pretty sure that they'll fit almost everyone.
I use the gloves in the bath as I find that that is the easiest time to use them. When using them I only felt the need to use one of the gloves as I didn't see the point in using both of the gloves. To use them I just poured some shower gel on my skin, and then put the glove on my hand and in circular motions I massaged the shower gel into my skin. I found that it is easiest to pour the shower gel on my skin rather then pour the shower gel into the hand with the glove on as if you pour it onto the glove then it kind of just soaks into the glove and so the shower gel doesn't go on your skin as well.
It was really easy to use the glove, and I didn't have any problems with it. I rubbed in circular motions quite hard as I wanted all the dead skin cells to be removed, I found that even though I pressed down hard, the gloves still didn't hurt my sensitive skin. When using the gloves it is obviously quite hard to exfoliate your back, but to be honest my back didn't even need exfoliating.
Now for the results, I can quite happily say that I was actually amazed with the results. I did one leg, stopped and then felt my other leg then felt the leg I had just exfoliated, and the difference was amazing. The leg I had just exfoliated was so much smoother, and when I ran my hand along my leg, it was much softer. I was very pleased with the results and couldn't ask for anything better! For the best results when I got out the bath I moisturised my skin as well, and it felt so incredibly soft.
The gloves are easy to use, they are a good price, they last, and they give brilliant results. I couldn't be happier! I now exfoliate with these gloves once a week, and I would be lost without them. Definitely a brilliant purchase.
I came across these gloves by chance - I was shopping with a friend and she suggested that I use them - as I am into all things that keep me looking young and beautiful. Wow!! What a find!! On first glance, you would not be mistaken if you think that they will scratch the skin off your bones, however, on actual performance - truly magnificent! I thought I had floated away when I had finished using it for the first time.
The great thing with the gloves is - they are a pair so your whole body is treated at the same time! They help to remove the top layer of dirt - I was surprised there was! They are awesome to use in the shower, sauna or steam after a workout! My skin feels like silk after every use! There was a tendency to get carried away and use them every day - I have found (for me) twice a week is sufficient enough to keep the skin looking and feeling fresh! I have already had a few people comment on the glow of my skin once I have used the gloves!
Be careful where you use them if you get carried away!!!!!
I have problems with my skin on my arms, I've been to the GP, and they've given me creams, pills and told me to use special soaps, they didn't work. I hate my arms, and in the summer I was hoping to go swimming and out sunbathing, but I wanted to get rid of these stubborn spots on my arms. So a friend recommended me to try exfoliating gloves, and noticed then in Boots and thought I'd give it a go, fingers crossed!
The product is 2 gloves, which are white, and are one size fits all, but are a suitable size for anyone's hands, as they are very big. And they fitted my hands like a glove (no pun intended!) but if you have bigger hands, thinking for about the men that might use the exfoliating gloves, then you don't have to necessarily have to wear the gloves to get the benefits on the skin. The glove is rough in texture, but not to rough, so it's like sandpaper, thankfully! The gloves are meant to be reused.
To use the gloves, you just put them on your hands, and use on the area you want. The exfoliating gloves are used to remove dead and rough skin, such as elbows, back and arms. I personally used the gloves on my arms, I have an area on the top of my arms which is spotty and rough, and I hoped the gloves would help, as nothing else has seemed to have worked. The use of the gloves was really easy, you just gently rub the area in circles, as it can also improve the circulation in the body. Using the glove might also help with cellulite problems, bonus! Try not to rub to hard, as it might cut and hurt the skin, causing more damage.
The effects of using the exfoliating gloves was seen after the first use, my arms felt much softer, all the dead skin had been removed, which made the softness reappear, but also there was visible difference in how my arms looked, with the redness of the spots, but also the general appearance meant you couldn't really tell they were there. For cellulite care, I didn't notice effects after the first use, but I knew I wouldn't. The glove wasn't to harsh on my skin, which I was worried about because of my sensitive skin, but it felt nice and it didn't leave my skin feel sore or damaged. The long term effects (after using for a month) I noticed a massive difference in how my skin looked much more normal, and although the spots hadn't completely gone, the appearence of them have really decreased, and the redness had gone down. For the cellulite care, I did notice a real difference for really predominant lines, and they had faded, but not completely went away, but it did look much better then before.
I would highly recommend the Boots exfoliating gloves for anyone, male, female, and any age, as it works really well, as it removes dead and rough skin, makes skin much softer and helps with certain skin problems, such as spots on skin, which has helped me no end. Results come after 1 day of using it, what more could you ask!
Boots Exfoliating Glove is only available at Boots stores and online, and costs £2.66, but often is on offers with other Boots items.
I often hear that we should all be exfoliating our skin but personally, I never do. I'm usually in a rush in the mornings as we all are and therefore I do not have time. However, the other day in Boots I saw these gloves for £2.66. As I was getting a few other bits in there anyway I decided to pick these up as they looked like a quick and easy way to take better care of my skin. I picked these up in purple but I also saw white and blue versions.
==Why should we exfoliate?==
We should exfoliate to remove the dead skin from our bodies and any impurities that are on our skin. It will also remove dry skin leaving you with softer skin which looks healthier.
==What are the gloves like?==
You get two gloves in the packet which I thought was especially good value for money as the packs from other brands tended to have only one glove. I think having two gloves is much easier as you dont have to switch the glove over halfway through your shower to get the other arm and shoulder etc! The gloves have a slightly rough exterior and they look exactly the same as the ones above. I have medium sized hands and the gloves fit perfectly, they are not too tight or too big and the elasticated wrist means that they stay on well.
==How do I use the gloves?==
To use the gloves you simply wear them to wash in the shower how you usually would with your shower gel. The gloves work better if you work in a circular motion.
==How quick is it?==
Using the gloves is very quick and easy, it doesn't take any longer than a regular shower would apart from putting the gloves on, taking them off and rinsing them.
==Does it work?==
Yes. My skin felt very soft after just one use of these gloves and it looks noticeably healthier too. I no longer have sections of dry skin on my elbows and for the amount of time it took I thought the results were brilliant.
==How often should I use them?==
Although my skin has not become sore or damaged after using these I would only recommend using them a couple of times a week just incase.
==Would I recommend them?==
Yes, I would certainly recommend these. They are a quick and easy way to take better care of your skin and they are available for a very good price.
==Boots Exfoliating Gloves==
I am a one for making sure my skin is silky smooth and this involves a vigorous routine of products that scrub away at all the dead skin on particularly troublesome areas such as knees and elbows. This is an absolute must if planning on applying some sort of fake tan or even a tinted moisturiser which has a small amount of fake tan in.
I find that using the shower puffs is okay and using products that are designed for this is great but I always like to have a pair of these exfoliating gloves to make sure I get all the areas that are sometimes missed. I have tried a whole lot of different types of these gloves some are cheaper than others but these Boots ones seem to be one of the best that I have found so far.
The gloves are a little more expensive than I have bought in the past as they retail for £2.66p at the moment in Boots but they can be found in a lot of other places for around the 99p region. Superdrug has them for £1 but I find these ones are soon less scratchy and seem to only last for half a dozen or so uses.
These Boots ones can be purchased in a variety of colours which include a turquoise blue colour, a bright pink colour or a plain white colour. I opted for the turquoise colour on all the occasions I have bought them but I don't think the colour has any bearing on the overall use of the product.
The gloves themselves come in only one size but they have a sort of elastic feel to them which means that they will probably stretch to fit any hand shape or size and are pretty comfortable to wear especially on the first use. I find putting them on when they are damp can sometimes be a little trickier than the first time they are used but again this is really no massive problem.
The idea is that you wear these gloves on your hands and use a shower gel or the like to massage you skin (preferably in a circular motion) and this will remove any dead skin cells from the surface of the skin and leave it feeling silky smooth. The circular motion of the rubbing will also help to promote a good even skin tone and reduce the appearance of cellulite over time.
The gloves really do work and work really well too. They are not excessively harsh on the skin but harsh enough to remove every trace of rough skin and the feel and look of the skin after showering is so much better when using these gloves as opposed to using just a regular shower puff. I find that if I don't use a really good moisturiser after I have scrubed myself with these gloves that my skin does feel a little dry and battered so I will always use a baby oil before getting out of the shower to soften my skin and then on top of that use a really thick and creamy moisturiser to make sure that the soft skin doesn't end up looking dry and pained.
The fact that these glvoes last for a really good time means that more often than not it is far better to pay a little bit more for this particular brand. I think they last more than double the amount of time that the cheaper gloves last and give a better finish to the skin too. I do find myself grumbiling at the fact that they cost a good deal more than the cheap ones but I keep reminding myself that in the long run it probably works out cheaper because I have to buy less pairs every year!
On the whole I can't really fault these gloves. You get what you pay for and these are a really good purchase. They work well and are so simple to use. My skin never looks better than after it has had a good scrub down with a pair of these gloves and I would highly recommend them to everyone.
I think for this reason they are well worthy of a top score of 5 out of 5 stars and a very high recommendation.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
Exfoliate, exfoliate,thats the secret to healthy skin, so we are told on most of the beauty programmes. Well i am in my 20's, surely i can get away with it a few more years cant i??
Well i have always used the scrunchies, in a multitude of colours with the string loop to hang on the shower. These are great for a few weeks, and then the tight knot holding the scrunchie together loosens and you end up with a long strip of wirey plastic.
For a treat, and after listening to Gok Wan yapping on about exfoliating, i thought i would treat myself. For £2.66 for a pair of white exfoliating gloves, i thought id give them a go.
These gloves claim to rid the skin of dead particles and impurites leaving it feeling soft. But not to be used on sore or broken skin (and i am not suprised!!)
The gloves come in 1 size and are made of a tough fabric that i am assuming contains elastine as these gloves do stretch to fit most hands.
The idea with these gloves,is to put them on, and add shower gel or soap to your hands, rub for a lather and scrub away.
I would say to be a little careful though, because once you have soap on the gloves, if you need a little more your hands become very slippery and i have often dropped my bottle!!
I would also be careful when cleaning your 'intimiate areas' because these gloves seem a little rough, be warned.
My honest opinion, these gloves are kind of no pain no gain.. Using these gloves on your skin is like using a scouring pad. Ouch!! I thought i must be bleeding by the end of it, but i wasnt. It was quite a painful experience, but my skin has kind of adapted to it to be honest.
The results are great to be fair. My skin certainly feels softer especially around the elbows and knees and with a good moistursing regime.
I think the key to this is to be prepared that it is going to be uncomfortable to begin with, but i think that the results are worth it!!