Ditch Your Loofah
Pay attention to your loofah and make sure to replace it regularly. Due to its layers of netting, loofahs can trap dead skin cells helping them to harbor bacteria, mold, and yeast.
Also, they’re notorious in harboring pathogens that can harm your skin. Hence, all your efforts on exfoliating can be counteracted if you’re putting bacteria and dead skin cells back into your skin.
Aloe Vera Massage
I love using Aloe vera gel as part of the daily routines. It is a potent moisturizer and contains properties that work against bacteria and fungi which are the great contributor to developing folliculitis, blackheads, dark pores or the dreaded “strawberry legs”
The plant is made of 96% water, so it comes out like a juice, which you can then pour into a spray bottle and spray onto your body, or onto your hair as a moisturizing treatment.
Gently massage the aloe vera gel into the skin for about 5 minutes, you don’t have to rinse it off.
Keep Skin Moisturized
Moisturizing the skin regularly is vital to keep your skin healthy and free from irritation particularly when the skin has been compromised by extreme weather conditions, such as wind and cold.
However, some moisturizer can clog pores due to silicones added as a cheap “fillers” that offer temporary skin-smoothing benefit.
They form a seal on the skin’s surface which can readily trap dirt, oil and dead skin cells within your pores.
Try switching your cream for a watery moisturizing serum to get some humectant-based hydration that won’t clog your pores or make dead skin cling.