These gloves ensure silky soft skin
A peeling glove is intended to ensure deep cleansing and blood circulation in the skin. Here you can find out what else the glove can do and which models are the best.
They are made of bamboo, loofah, cotton or hemp: peeling gloves are used to massage and thoroughly cleanse the body. With regular use, the glove is said to ensure well-groomed and velvety soft skin and even reduce cellulite. But which model should you choose and how do you use the glove correctly? We clarify your questions.
What do you need a peeling glove for?
Using an exfoliating glove can benefit your skin in many ways, and it’s worth dedicating a place in your skincare routine to the beauty tool. These are the pluses:
- self care: The massage with the glove has a relaxing and beneficial effect on body and mind.
- cleaning: Excess sebum deposits and loose skin cells are removed by the peeling. This ensures pore-deep clean and velvety skin.
- Care: Care products can be better absorbed by the skin after the peeling and unfold their effect.
- Smooth skin: If you exfoliate your legs with the glove before shaving, the razor glides better over the skin and the hair is removed more thoroughly. Regular exfoliation also prevents ingrown hairs.
- Flawless tan: If you prep your skin with the exfoliating mitt before applying a self-tanner, the result will be more even.
- tightening: The blood circulation is stimulated by the massage. This can reduce cellulite.
Application: How to use a scrub mitt?
Using the peeling glove is not only super easy, but also pleasant and relaxing. Some massage gloves are also suitable for dry skin, but in general the gloves are best used in the shower or bath. Dirt and dander can be better removed from the slightly softened skin. Here’s how you do it:
- Moisten the exfoliating glove with a little warm water and put a drop of shower gel or shower oil on it.
- Using circular motions and gentle pressure, run the glove over the skin and massage either the entire body or the areas you want to treat.
- Most peeling gloves are too rough for the delicate skin on the face, neck and décolleté. So skip these areas.
- After peeling, you can shave your skin particularly well.
- Then you dry your skin and cream it with a nourishing lotion. The active ingredients can now be absorbed particularly well.
- You should wash the peeling glove with soap and water after use and hang it up to dry.
Which exfoliating glove is the best?
There are peeling gloves made of different materials such as bamboo, loofah or cotton. How coarse or soft the massage glove should be depends on your skin type. The more sensitive the skin, the softer the glove should be. Here we present a selection of different models.
Bamboo scrub gloves
The Temple Spring scrub gloves are made of bamboo. Bamboo fibers are naturally antibacterial and unlike most polyester versions, are breathable. The gloves are suitable for all skin types, environmentally friendly and durable. The model is available in different colors.
Viscose scrub gloves
The viscose made from natural cellulose is particularly kind to the skin. The LoWell exfoliating glove is therefore also a good choice for demanding skin. The gloves have a loop for hanging and two suction cups are conveniently included. The massage gloves can be washed at 40 degrees.
Loofah scrub glove
The scrub glove Loofah from the gourd plant gently and effectively exfoliates the skin and stimulates blood circulation. The back of the glove is made of soft terry cotton fabric to shed dirt and debris and pamper the skin.
Sisal scrub glove
The Sarenius massage glove is made of organic sisal. Sisal fibers are made from agave leaves. The structure is somewhat coarser and perfectly suited for a deep-cleansing peeling and a revitalizing massage of the connective tissue. The back of the glove made of organic cotton is suitable for a gentle massage.
Hemp massage glove
This Sarenius massage glove is made of hemp, linen and cotton. The fine structure enables a gentle massage and pore-deep cleansing of the skin and is also suitable for people with sensitive skin. The glove is also suitable for dry massage. Due to the stretchy material, the glove adapts well to the hand. The glove is washable at 50 degrees.
How often should you use an exfoliating glove?
It is sufficient if you use the peeling glove once or twice a week. Just take the glove with you to the bath or shower every few days and integrate the massage into your care routine. If you have insensitive skin, you can use the massage glove more often. There are no fixed rules. Listen to your skin and do what is good for you.
How often should you clean the peeling glove?
After each use, you should rinse the exfoliating mitt with warm water and some soap (or shampoo) and hang it to dry to prevent bacteria or germs from building up. Do not leave it lying around somewhere wet, otherwise there is a risk of mold.
You should also wash your gloves from time to time in the washing machine at 60-95 degrees, for example in a laundry bag. When choosing the temperature, pay attention to the manufacturer’s recommendation. For hygiene reasons, you should change the glove every one to two months.
Which is better: exfoliating glove or exfoliating scrub?
In principle, peeling gloves and body scrubs have the same effect: They free the skin from excess sebum and loose skin cells and clean the pores. Nevertheless, there are two advantages for the peeling glove. On the one hand, a peeling glove is usually cheaper than a body peeling and also lasts longer. The price-performance ratio is therefore better than with body peeling.
In addition, mechanical peelings often contain microplastics as abrasive particles. These get into the sea via the sewage and thus harm the environment. A massage glove (especially one made of natural fibers) is therefore also the better choice from an ecological point of view.
However, body scrubs have the advantage that they often contain nourishing oils and thus care for the skin during the treatment. But you can also simply put a drop of nourishing oil on the glove and achieve the same effect. Almond oil, for example, is very suitable.
What should you pay attention to?
If you have particularly sensitive skin or suffer from a skin condition, you should not use the exfoliating glove as it could irritate your skin further. Exfoliation with gloves is also not recommended for injuries or severe varicose veins.
Do not use the peeling glove on your face, neck or décolleté, as the skin here is too thin and too sensitive. Make sure to wash the massage glove regularly and change it after a month or two.