For my birthday I received a wonderful bottle of Philosophy Inner Grace shower gel, which inspired me to purchase an old fashioned body scrubber. I don’t remember if I’ve ever owned a shower brush, but something about this one ($4 HEB) caught my attention. Standing there looking at sponges and other bath mitts for the same purpose, I thought that a scrub brush would be a good way to exfoliate my aging skin, especially from places I can’t reach so well. Anyway, I bought one and I love it!
With a squeeze of shower gel, this brush works up a beautiful lather and then works wonders. Sometimes I just soap it up with Dial soap rather than the expensive shower gel. The first few times I scrubbed a little too vigorously – I left the shower feeling all tingly and raw. Now I’m a bit more gentle, all the while knowing that the yucky dead skin I was wearing around is down the drain.
As well, don’t you just love the word exfoliate? Apparently, according to Wikipedia, “credit is given to the ancient Egyptians for the practice of exfoliation. In the Middle Ages, wine was used as a chemical exfoliate, with tartaric acid as the active agent. In Asia, the practice of exfoliation started hundreds of years ago. The etymology of the word exfoliate comes from the Latin exfoliate (to strip of leaves).”