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The benefits of using a shower glove.

The benefits of using a shower glove.

The washcloth is an essential accessory for cleansing the skin. Whether it's used on the body or the face, it gently removes various impurities. This beauty ally is also practical for applying soap to different parts of the body. Discover all the benefits of the washcloth for the shower.

What are the benefits of using a washcloth?

Typically made of terrycloth, the washcloth has a texture that allows it to remove microbes from the skin. As a maintenance accessory, it works in conjunction with water and soap. To scrub the skin, it is ideal to use a damp washcloth. Indeed, it is important to regularly exfoliate the skin to remove dead skin cells.

Beyond this, the washcloth is practical for removing makeup and eliminating skincare residues or impurities on the face. In this case, it is appropriate to choose a microfiber model due to its degreasing property. Indeed, this material has the ability to purify the facial skin thanks to its texture.

Some washcloths are even designed to optimize skin exfoliation. These models have a rough texture and are made with synthetic material. It is possible to get rid of dead skin by applying black soap on this type of glove.

What are the different types of washcloths?

There are several types of washcloths:

  • The traditional cotton washcloth that is particularly absorbent and easy to use;

  • Disposable washcloths that are primarily used in care centers;

  • Gloves intended for specific uses;

  • Gloves originating from Eastern countries, such as the Kessa glove, which is used for the exfoliation ritual during Hammam treatments;

  • The horsehair glove, a type of washcloth made from plant or animal hair, is exclusively used for body cleansing.

How to properly use a washcloth?

The washcloth is an accessory designed to cleanse and exfoliate the body. It is easy and simple to use. Once the glove is on, soak it with your usual cleanser (soap or shower gel), lather it up, and apply it all over the body. For facial gloves, simply dampen them and sweep them across the entire face.

Here are some maintenance tips to optimize the lifespan of a washcloth:

  • Washing Your Washcloth

It is crucial to consistently wash the washcloth with soap after each use. Then, during the rinsing process, don't forget to wring it out vigorously and ensure that there are no traces of soap left.

  • Drying Your Washcloth

Once the glove is clean, it is crucial to dry it as moisture promotes the growth of bacteria and fungi. To do this, you can place it on a dryer or hang it with clothespins in a clean and well-ventilated area.

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