Moisturising with your favourite lotion is really important, but sometimes it is just not enough. To remove dead skin cells, and to reveal luminous, silky glowing skin, exfoliation is key.
Now at this point you may be tempted to reach for a face scrub, a loofah or an abrasive mitt – but hold on just one minute! The majority of exfoliators can cause small tears in your delicate skin, and rather than make your skin feel smoother, it can leave it even duller and worse than before!
Silk exfoliating gloves are the very best way for helping you to achieve glowing, envy-worthy skin, without the risk of tearing or ripping your skin with harsh exfoliants. Taken from the Turkish Hammams and baths. No1 Illume have brought the UKs first-ever true silk exfoliating glove to our UK shores.
Benefits Of No1 Illume:
• Natural exfoliating, peeling and brightening
• Removes dead, dry skin
• Prevents ingrown hairs
• Improves blood flow
• Combats Keratosis Pilaris
• Helps remove the build-up of fake tan
• Promotes silky smooth skin
• Reduces breakouts
• Improves the appearance of scars, stretch marks and cellulite
Using 100% intricately woven silk viscose, the N°1 Illume glove will effortlessly exfoliate, purify and energise your skin. This ancient ritual of deep exfoliation and detoxification originates from the bath houses of Turkey and is known to brighten dull dry skin, remove fake tan, prevent ingrown hairs and improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and cellulite. The N°1 Illume glove is handmade in Turkey using traditional methods and packaged in the UK, in recyclable letterbox boxes. £15.99, www.no1illume.com.
The N°1 Illume glove will remove dead skin cells on the surface (that’s what you’ll see as ‘peel’) along with unclogging pores and loosening any ingrowing hairs. Gentle exfoliation once a week with your silk glove can visibly improve the appearance of scarring and acne. When used once a week, the N°1 Illume glove will help to maintain the equilibrium of your skin.
The N°1 Illume glove is the brainchild of accountant Louise Wilkins. Tired of scouring the net for a natural gentle method of exfoliation for her dry skin, Louise took matters into her own hands. Having experienced the results of Turkish baths, she wanted to create a beautiful, effective product that would bring the Hammam home.
Here, Louise shares her top seven steps to smoother skin, the natural way...
“When it comes to exfoliating gloves, all gloves are not created equal. If a glove is too rough, you run the risk of damaging your skin with little tears. I launched the No1. Illume as I couldn’t find anything in the UK that was suitable for my sensitive skin. Silk exfoliating gloves are gentle on all skin types, and are 100% non-abrasive.”
Enjoy A Hot Shower
“Exfoliating gloves are designed to be used with water, so hop in the bath or shower before your ritual. Make sure your water is nice and warm, as this moistens your skin cells and give them a chance to soften up for easier exfoliation and removal. Stay in the water for 10-15 minutes for best results.”
No Product Needed
“Unlike many exfoliating gloves, No1 Illume does not require additional product to become effective. That’s the beauty of natural silk exfoliation. Simply put the glove on your hand, and rinse briefly under warm water. No need for any soap or body wash.”
Head, Shoulders Knees And Toes
“Move the glove in sweeping motions across your skin applying pressure. Scrubbing up and down can cause irritation to your skin. Unlike the majority of exfoliating gloves out there, No1. Ilume is gentle enough to be used on the face, so start there before moving to your shoulders and work your way down, making sure to massage your chest, back, abdomen, arms, legs, and bottom of your feet. Be sure to sweep over each area of your skin a few times with the exfoliating glove, but avoid scrubbing one area for too long. My top tip is to focus more time on your knees, elbows, and heels of your feet, as those areas are more prone to harden and toughen up from the elements. You’ll notice your skin may start to peel, this is completely normal. Now it’s time to rinse off your skin, let’s face it, nobody wants dead skin debris.”
Gently Does It
“Once you’ve completed your full body exfoliation, pat dry with a towel and immediately moisturise – this is a step you do not want to miss. Using a body lotion will not only give you soft, supple skin, but it will also give your new skin cells the protection they need. Make sure you apply a moisturiser in every area you exfoliated with your gloves.”
Wash Your Glove With Love
“It may be tempting to pop your glove on your bathroom shelf when you’re finished, but don’t. Drop into hot water after each use to remove dead skin cells and bacteria from your session. Never place in a washing machine – it’s silk, remember! I would also recommend replacing the glove every 4 to 6 months to ensure continued effectiveness and hygiene.”
Make It A Staple
“Finally, exfoliation isn’t a one-off, once in a blue moon activity. I would suggest using the N°1 Illume glove once a week to maintain the equilibrium of your skin. You wouldn’t leave your face for more than a week without exfoliating, so treat your body with the same care.
Get your N°1 Illume glove online today, and begin seeing the results of regular use now.