I've always used a loufah, but it got me thinking what others find most effective to use with body wash in the shower. Loufah? Sponge? Face washer? Hands? Sea sponge?
I have always used a body sponge like the one pictured. I find that it is the most effective on my skin type. You can really notice the difference when you don't use it, as there is a lot more dead skin hanging on my skin. I did use loufahs also in the past, but found after using them for awhile, with my chosen body wash, that they became quite mouldy. I find that use a body sponge is a lot more effective and affordable option, as you don't have to keep replacing them, unlike loufahs. You can pick up cheap ones from Woolworths that do their job really well;)
Oh, oops! That's what I use! But I have always called it a loufah haha
I use these things too. I don't bother buying the Priceline ones anymore as I find they only last about 4-6 weeks. I use the EcoTools version which last AGES and are even cheaper than the Priceline ones if you chuck one in with your iherb order. Even if you paid Australia's overinflated prices you'd still be saving money though.
A loofah or an exfoliating glove, but I don't use it everyday as I find over-exfoliating dries out my already dry skin.
I use a plastic pot scourer as a loofah, but not every single shower. I've got really tough skin & I get ingrown hairs. Regular loofahs & scrubs aren't exfoliating enough.
That's different! I'd never thought of that, good to keep in mind! I get a lot of ingrowns as well, particularly on my thighs. Does this help a lot?
Beauty_Jem, this is the only thing that does the job for me. I regularly use scrubs on my legs, but I use the scourer once or twice a week, especially just before & a few days after epilating. I buy them in multi-packs because I've always got one for the kitchen & another one in the shower. I wouldn't recommend these for everyone, my skin is particularly tough due to thyroid disease.
Ok, perhaps not for everyone then. Good to hear you've found something that works for you though!
Hi PrincessMadeleine, great topic! I use my hands, which works fine with my (very) foaming body cleanser. Lately I've been finding hands don't work as well when it comes to body scrub though, think I might need to invest in a Loofah or other tool! xx
I use my hands with my daily body wash (currently using Dermaveen soap free wash and loving it). And I use a great body scrub by Mancine every other day which does wonders for clearing away dead skin cells : http://www.mancinecosmetics.com/index.php?p=scrubs
I use a natural Sisal washcloth/bag with natural cold pressed soap inside - it's mildly exfoliating on the body - similar to this body glove - thinking they don't do the bags anymore!
I also use a loofa and lush shower gel, currently obsessing over their rose jam shower gel!
Yes! I get exfoliating hand mitts, which are like loofahs for your hands that way it is easier to hold, and I use this with a gel cleanser
I use a Salux Japanese washcloth. Inexpensive and they leave my skin (especially on my back and shoulders) so soft and smooth, plus they dry really quickly so they don't become a breeding ground for bacteria like the sponges and loofahs I had tried before.
I've never heard of one of those before! Where can you buy them from? Sound very interesting!
I buy a few at a time from http://saluxshop.com/ but you can get them via ebay or fishpond and a few other places. They seem to have quite a cult following.
I use these "body puffs" from Ikea. A pack of three is only $2.95 -- very economical, and I'm happy to dispose of them more quickly (at least once a month, generally every 2-3 weeks depending on what body wash I've been using!)
I get mine from Muji for I think it was $1-2.
I like to dry brush before a shower (I use The Body Shop Cactus Brush) but that is probably a different topic in itself. I just find it really preps the body for body washes.
I use shower gloves. They're made from similar material to body sponges, but are gentle enough to use daily. I wash my face with my hands, then put the gloves on to wash my body.
I love Imperial Leather body washes, Palmolive, Aēsop & Lux scrubs, but my absolute favourites are the Original Source body washes. I wish I could review those here.
The only Original Source wash I don't like is the limited edition Wild Cherry & Nettle: it smelt delicious at the supermarket, but in the shower it reminds me of a medicine I had as a kid!
Lately I've been using the Arbonne SeaSource body wash, but I always keep a big bottle of the QV gentle wash for my eczema.
I also have soooo many scrubs going at the moment (I don't know if this counts as what I wash my body with but I'll include them too haha)
I use body wash and find that it doesn't foam up enough if I only use my hands. It just seems to wash away. A body puff thingy works best for me. Great for foaming up the body wash and gives a light exfoliation at the same time.
The bottom of my feet get quite hard especially in summer so I use a loufa or pumice stone for them.
Hi Spanita: I agree, you can't wash yourself properly just using your hand. You need to have something to give a little scrub with, especially for your soles!
I use a liquid body wash with a body puff. A little liquid goes a long way on a puff and I manage to get a good lather going.
For many years I have had severe allergic reaction to normal hair colour that contains ammonia and peroxide.
I had good results both with niacinamide and vitamin C in the past, and I like using them both in my morning routine, but I'm not a fan of layering several products.
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