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Have You Been Treating Your Bath Towels With Respect

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Not an entire day starts without a shower, but you know what happens after that? Soap scum. Scrubbing your body in hot water and soap removes dirt, dead cells, and grease. But it also can leave behind mineral deposits from the water that makes soaps less effective or even irritates sensitive skin. The result: irritated skin or worse, dry elbows and knees.

As more information is available on the damaging effects of soap scum, more consumers have found out that using the right accessories in showering can make a huge difference. The most important thing you can do to get rid of soap scum is rinse your body and hair thoroughly before rinsing with clean water. Some people even pour clean water over their bodies, rubbing it into their skin before they step out of the shower.

You are probably familiar with exfoliating gloves made from natural rubber latex or synthetic materials. Rubbing away dead skin on your body may help if you use an appropriate product that won’t irritate your skin.

Here are a few tips for bathing and rinsing gently:

Avoid abrasive soaps and scrubbers, as they can damage your skin and leave it raw. Most of them are too strong or contain irritants like bamboo charcoal, oatmeal, or alum.

Use soap that contains gentle, non-irritating ingredients like oils derived from coconuts, olive oil, sunflower oil, almond oil, sesame oil, or castor oil. Remember to wash often, even if you’ve only been going for a few days and haven’t developed soap scum. It takes time for soap scum to establish.

If you have sensitive skin, you may instead add baking soda powder to your shower water and use a natural shower sponge made of microfiber fabric, like the one below. However, they’re not easy to clean properly, and they are usually too soft (so they can be used only on the body itself). Ensure you wash it thoroughly before using it on other body parts. Soak them in a solution of 1 part vinegar with 10 parts water overnight to clean them well and keep them free from bacteria. Rinse thoroughly and hang them to dry.

ssOr you could use a natural bath mitt made of wool felt, like the one below:

Unless your skin is extremely sensitive, you can use any of these accessories, being careful when rinsing off your body so that you don’t rub it too hard. Just be gentle. Use a soft cloth or the palms of your hand to gently exfoliate your skin after showering. Make sure to rinse off with clean water again before taking another shower or pouring more water over your body.

In conclusion, please take care of your bath luxury bath towels. They’re not just for wiping off the water after a shower but for hugging yourself during difficult times. If you want to store them flat, here’s how to fold them nicely. Read it before washing your towels: How To Wash Towels The Right Way . That may give you another excuse to hug yourself or someone else after each shower.

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