Monday, 27 June 2011
Beauty find - Salux Bath Cloth
I'm a lazy person - a lazy blogger, late sleeper, domestic slattern - and so I'm always looking for the easy way to do things. I write my blog posts in my lunch break at work, bathe at night so I can get up later and clean during the ad breaks. Yep - lazy but clever...
One of the things I'm usually far too lazy to do is exfoliation. I know it is important, it makes your skin feel smoother and look healthier and all that jazz. Who wants their body to be grey and rough - not me. Most exfoliants don't work for me though- products with granules need rinsing out of the bath (ugh), body brushing adds a whole new step to your routine (blah), those shower puff things are all suds and no action (meh), those glove things - it takes ages to get them on and my cats seem to think they are fish and steal them out the bath (hah!) and loofahs, don't remind me of the dank odour of a slowly rotting loofah (gag).
As a result I'd given up on the whole exfoliating business for a while, I've been single for 18 months or so and frankly couldn't be bothered with that level of upkeep if no one was going to marvel at the after effects of all that work. Then I stumbled upon the recommendations section of Makeupalley and saw the rave reviews on this product - the Salux Bath cloth. The Alley is rarely wrong and I decided to give the Salux cloth a go.
I ordered mine from eBay, all suppliers seem to ship from overseas and so I was surprised when my cloths arrived within the week. Brilliant service. The cloths themselves are long and fairly narrow and made of a similar stuff to those exfoliating mitts but in a much more user friendly towel form. They come in a variety of colours and while apparently they come in two weaves they feel the same to me - both devilish rough!
I was scared to try these at first, they are rather vicious feeling things, but after lathering up with one in a long hot bath, I have to say I am sold. They are rough but not too rough, easy to use either balled up or stretched out - enabling you to get to every hard to reach bit of your back. They dry quickly, are cheap, long lasting and hygienic and, frankly, make my skin feel absolutely incredible. I've been stroking my arms in admiration all day as a result. Vain, moi?
So, I'm back to my smooth and glowing best. All I need now is someone else to stroke me....any volunteers? ;-)