You can literally see the dead skin fall off.

By Rebecca Carhart
Updated Jan 27, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
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Like every other skincare junkie, I’m always looking for ways to achieve silky, smooth skin. So a few months ago when I noticed my sister’s skin was the softest I’d ever seen it, I immediately started questioning her on what she was doing differently. It turns out it, the secret behind her enviable skin wasn’t a new lotion or body oil, it was this Elbahya Spa Exfoliating Mitt.

After learning it costs less than $10, I immediately ordered one and am so glad I did. The handy mitt is made from viscose fibers and boasts a rough texture that can remove dead skin with ease. You don’t even need to use any other skincare products along with the mitt, just wet it in the shower and start scrubbing.

It works so well, you can literally see the dead skin coming off as you use it — which may gross some people out, but I find it oddly satisfying. I also occasionally suffer from keratosis pilaris (small, rough bumps) on the back of my arms, and this mitt is seriously the only thing that gets rid of it in a flash.

Don’t just take it from me: New York City-based dermatologist Debra Jaliman, MD recommends the exfoliating mitt as well. “These mitts are great for those with sensitive skin, as they won’t irritate your skin like some chemical exfoliators can,” Dr Jaliman exclusively tells InStyle. “These mitts help to decongest the skin by removing dead skin and impurities and can rejuvenate and brighten the skin.”

Hundreds of Amazon shoppers are obsessed as well and have given the exfoliator a perfect five-star rating. While I use the mitt only on my body, many customers say they also use it to exfoliate their faces. But they do recommend rubbing the mitt gently on delicate areas of your face, otherwise it may hurt or cause irritation.

Similar to a loofah, it is recommended that you replace the mitt every three months to prevent bacteria from building up, but at less than $10 a mitt, it’s still the cheapest way I’ve ever found to achieve soft and smooth skin.

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