I recently went in to take a shower and my washcloth had been changed out for a cloth that looked like a piece of 40-grit sandpaper. I looked all around for the regular washcloth but they had been removed for the sandpaper. I just kind of splashed around in the water and got out.
I asked Roz what was with the sandpaper instead of a washcloth. She said it was not sandpaper it was an exfoliating cloth. I told her it felt like using a doormat for bathing. This is when she explained to me that exfoliating is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. You can use a chemical, granular substance, or exfoliation tool or a sandpaper washcloth.
Now having dead skin cells can sure creep a person out. So can exfoliating washcloths. I checked with Mr. Google and sure enough there are some natural ways to exfoliate:
‘These natural exfoliants are all physical exfoliants. This means that by gently rubbing or massaging them on your skin, the dead skin cells can be sloughed away.
Some popular natural exfoliants include:
baking soda, finely ground sugar, coffee grounds,
finely ground almonds, oatmeal, finely ground sea salt, cinnamon.’ Yikes!
I’m headed back for the sandpaper washcloth.
“The one who has bathed does not need to wash, except for his feet, but is completely clean. And you are clean, but not every one of you.” Jesus