I can’t believe I’m admitting to using these but they work so well, I have to fess up.
For the record, I have no recollection of how I was introduced to these miracle cloths. I do read a lot of wellness blogs and newsletters so it’s possible that any one of those was the source. Amazon prime – “you might like this”, maybe? Facebook ad – quite possible?
Here’s the deal – I am IN LOVE with my Salux Japanese Beauty Skin Wash cloths – there I said it!
I know I’ve said this about a thousand times on this blog, the skin is the largest organ of the body. Exfoliation is key in taking good care of your skin. Exfoliation removes the dry dead skin cells acting like a barrier, uncovering fresh new skin cells below and allowing proper moisture to penetrate. Cellular turnover slows down as we age especially in the skin.
If you’ve been following this blog at all you know I do my best to keep things in my wellness self care world, natural. I make my own body scrubs, serums, etc. So when I see this hot pink, plastic looking scrubby cloth hanging in my shower – I cringe! But the bottom line is – it works!
I think for the most part, it’s safe to say that we take our skin for granted. We don’t really think about all of the jobs that it does.
- It is our first defense against disease and infection.
- It helps regulate body temperature.
- It protects our internal organs.
- It helps with excretion – we sweat!
- It helps synthesize Vitamin D.
Exfoliation, not only helps the skin look and feel better – good bye scaly alligator skin – exfoliation also helps increase collagen protection. As you lose collagen, you lose elasticity. It helps increase cellular turnover and stimulates the skin to produce it’s own natural oils. I think of exfoliation as helping the skin do it’s job even better.
Back to these crazy cloths – upon opening, my first thought was literally – “these look and feel like something you would scrub pots with”. There are three in a pack and as I opened one up, I noticed the long and skinny shape, like a scarf. I thought – “this is probably great for exfoliating your back”. And it IS! I also love that you can just throw them in the washer to keep them clean, unlike that loofah that hangs out in the corner gathering bacteria.
I do still dry brushing before I get in to the shower. My intention when I am brushing is all about stimulating the lymphatic system to do it’s job. I imagine my lymphatic system acting like a “Swiffer” gathering up anything that is not needed so that it can be eliminated. I then hit the shower with my new favorite cloths and give my skin a treat.
You may need to scrub gently especially in the beginning. These cloths are much more abrasive than anything I have used previously, but I think you will be happy with the results.
Your skin will thank you!