If you love a good, full-body, self-care shower, you know that exfoliation and body washing are non-negotiables. Though, it may be a surprise that the current shower accessories we all know and use, like loofahs, are not exactly the pinnacle of cleanliness. That’s right, the porous nature of loofahs is a breeding ground for bacteria and mildew. Gross, I know. One of the best solutions, however, is African exfoliating nets.
African exfoliating nets have been used in Western Africa for centuries, starting out as a tool for fishing. It was later discovered that it could double for exfoliating skin! Unlike traditional loofahs, these nets stretch to get hard-to-reach places on the body, like the upper back, dry fast and last up to two whole years for one single net. These nets also provide a fast track to silky smooth skin with their ability to remove dead skin cells, improve blood circulation and unclog pores. If your skin feels slick after using one, it’s not unwashed soap you’re feeling; it’s the sensation of your skin receiving the first deep clean it’s had in probably years!
The usage of these nets is fairly easy and intuitive. All you need to do is add your favorite body wash, lather up your body and shimmy it in all the spots you want to reach. You can apply pressure for a deeper scrub and clean, but just taking it along your skin will suffice. Only put your net through a washing machine if it begins to smell; otherwise, rinsing it with the shower head after you’re done and hanging it up somewhere to dry will do just fine. For purchasing them, we recommend skipping Amazon for this one and buying directly from a Black-owned business for quality assurance and giving back to the community that blessed us with such an ingenious product. Stores we recommend checking out include Cee Cee’s Closet (check out her TikTok here), Omas Cosmetics and OsiAfrik, though several other Black-owned businesses sell quality nets for a great price! So what are you waiting for? Get yourself a net today and give your skin the nourishing clean it deserves.