Reddit Reddit reviews SALUX Nylon Japanese Beauty Skin Bath Wash Cloth/Towel - Blue

We found 95 Reddit comments about SALUX Nylon Japanese Beauty Skin Bath Wash Cloth/Towel - Blue. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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SALUX Nylon Japanese Beauty Skin Bath Wash Cloth/Towel - Blue
Winner of the invention prize in japan, unique patented design, in pleasing pastel colorsLight nylon fabric air dries quickly and completely, machine washable, more sanitary than loofahSofter than loofah, but still textured for exfoliating entire body. Creates a rich lather while stimulating skin and blood circulation, great for cellulite massageMuch longer than a normal washcloth, at 35 inches (90cm) , to reach neck and back with easeBuy one for each family member salux towels are available in yellow (7010) , blue (7011) , pink (7012) , white (7013) , peach (7015) , aquamarine (7016) and turquoise (7027). Softer, all-natural versions also available in 100% cotton (7014) and 100% silk (7020)
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95 Reddit comments about SALUX Nylon Japanese Beauty Skin Bath Wash Cloth/Towel - Blue:

u/kaukauandkilos · 23 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I like to use these Japanese scrub towels! They are pretty rough so they exfoliate well and are long enough so you can clean your back.

u/sykilik101 · 21 pointsr/AskMen

This Salux wash cloth. Best damn wash cloth I've ever purchased. Would 100% wholeheartedly recommend to anyone. The level of clean and soft I feel after a shower with this thing is ridiculous.

u/redyellowand · 9 pointsr/beauty

Salux towel!

Try looking at your local Asian market first, but omg, I friggin love this thing. Obviously the scrubbing takes work, but tbh it's almost like a ritual...and then my skin is soooo smooth afterwards.

u/hookersinheels · 9 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I started using a salux washcloth in the shower and Alpha 10% glycolic acid lotion for my KP, which has really helped. Although like another poster said, consistency is key - whenever I find myself lapsing, my KP flares back up.

u/jelloisalive · 8 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Instead of finding a scrubbing soap I use a Japanese wash cloth. It's better than a loofa because the soap doesn't sink towards the middle, you can wrap it around your back and scrub the hard to reach parts, and it's easy to clean in the shower or washing machine (just don't put it in the dryer). It works with both clear and creamy soaps, too, so you can scrub the moisture in and the dirt off. It's also a better alternative to the microbeads that end up in the ocean.

u/farfigirl · 7 pointsr/AsianBeauty

This is my first time copying a link, so I hope this works!
(in case it doesn't, i searched "salux Japanesel blue wash cloth" and the seller was "Salux")


u/Heretic04 · 7 pointsr/savedyouaclick

Loofah sponges suck.

I'm all about these exfoliating towels:

The soap lathers up great with these, it's coarse enough to scrub grease stains off your body and it's super easy to scrub your back with one of these. I hate it when I'm staying in a hotel and I don't have one of these.

u/pm_me_your_crayolas · 6 pointsr/SkincareAddicts

i've posted this a few times because i had reaaaally bad, really painful back acne and i found this routine posted on r/SkincareAddiction (which has more subscribers than r/SkincareAddicts so sometimes there's already an answer there)

I use humane acne treatment on a salux cloth AFTER rinsing out conditioner, dry body well, then apply paula's choice aha lotion on my back (i use a regular lotion on the rest of my body so i don't get too dry) and then I also sleep in a clean tshirt every night. I should say that I only shower every other day so if you shower daily, maybe ease into the routine in case it could be drying.

I haven't had any back acne since implementing this routine, that's why i always respond to back acne posts lol it changed my life!!!!

u/keelasalie · 5 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Exfoliation is your friend. I recently started epilating, and while it has done wonders in taming my very thick, dark hairs, I have been noticing more ingrown hairs. I have been using an exfoliating body wash with an exfoliating wash cloth and it has been helping, but there are a lot of ingrowns that are getting irritated. :/

Edit: for reference, this is the epilator I got because I don't have the funds for anything more expensive right now.

u/seanorama · 5 pointsr/minimalism

Regarding the playing cards:
They are at the top of my list (right next to my Salux)!

There primary use is for learning the local language. The game Bull Shit (sometimes called Cheat) can be taught even if the other players speak no English. Have the players only use their language. You will be counting in it within a few rounds!

I nailed Swahili in 20 minutes! And it saved me when I was the only non-Polish in a camping lodge of 60 people!

u/probably_apocryphal · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Yep, KP can cause ingrown hairs because the protein buildup "caps off" the follicle, so the hair can't exit (and curls up under the skin).

In general, KP treatment consists of mechanical exfoliation, chemical exfoliation, and moisturizing. Amlactin is very popular for KP treatment - it moisturizes and chemically exfoliates (with lactic acid) and is reasonably priced.

Personally, I use a Salux cloth in the shower to scrub my arms/legs with a moisturizing body wash, then apply a lactic acid lotion as soon as I get out of the shower.

u/4everal0ne · 5 pointsr/AskWomen

Oh god yes, actually ditch the loofa and use a synthetic scrub cloth like this it comes in different "grains" and Asian people are exfoliating experts since we're scrubbed raw practically since birth. The cloth will dry helluva lot faster than a loofa and will last longer. You can toss it into the washing machine if you feel like it as well and when it gets tattered you can sew it into a pouch for a bar of soap and instant fancy soap experience.

u/CesiaCho · 5 pointsr/LifeProTips

I use Dr. Bronner's and a Salux cloth in the shower for maximum lather and minimal waste. I would recommend buying the big bottle and adding just a little bit to another container with water

u/Firstmatewifey · 5 pointsr/FeminineNotFeminist

Both the hubs and I have been loving this bath scrubber towel. It makes exfoliating your back a cinch!

u/TriangleMan · 5 pointsr/DoesAnybodyElse
u/ihatethissm · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

dark spot corrector w hydroquinone

salux towel

dove body wash

bio oil

rose hip oil

aloe vera gel

I also use retin a 0.25 but not every night

I’ve been doing this little routine every night after a shower for like 2 weeks and I see a slight difference but i don’t know. In the day time I use
sunscreen what to do???? A girl just want to wear cute clothes this summer without all these dark spots

u/EarthLord · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Well, as you'll likely gather, everyone is different, but I will share what finally seems to be working for me (Has dried out my skin a bit, but has certainly cleared things up substantially):

In Shower:
Exfoliate well using this along with Neutrogena Body Clear Body Scrub and a greentea wash with a bit of tea tree oil mixed in [Much of this is likely over kill, but I had the stuff and I am in the process of trying to widdle down the number of products in my shower haha].
Rinse conditioner out of hair facing toward the shower so it doesn't run down your back.
Quick rinse of back with a tea tree containing soap in case some of the conditioner got on back.

After Shower:
Dry off, spray of 2% salasilic acid on back (spray is sold for this purpose, but I just put a 2% SA containing toner in a spray bottle as it was considerably cheaper.) Let Dry.
Put 10% Benzoyl Peroxide cream on trouble spots (from what I have seen here 2.5% would be fine, but again it's just what I happened to have).
Put on a clean shirt that I don't care about (the BP will bleach it) and go to bed.

On Occasion I use a masque after I shower (this one, it's cheap) on areas that still have trouble and then shower to get it all off.

Changing to a different detergent and changing bedding more frequently may have also helped.

Good Luck!

u/murrrcat · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I highly highly highly recommend Salux body cloths!! They're from Japan and are total game changers. I've been using them for years and have no body-acne at all. I refuse to ever touch a loofah again. I've even got my boyfriend (and basically most of my family) hooked on them.

u/mama-chari · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

What are you currently doing for your skin? Tell me about your showering routine, especially.

Here are a few things that might help you feel better/look better:

  1. Try to take cooler showers. If this means changing your typical water temp from hot to warm, it will definitely help. I'm not advocating ice cold showers, but cooler is definitely better for your skin. Especially during the winter months.

  2. Use a mild soap/body wash. You may be doing this already, but it's a good place to start. Something that isn't loaded with fragrance is really helpful. Using really harsh body wash can really strip your skin and make it irritated.

  3. Exfoliate once or twice a week. This will really help with any bumps and discoloration you may have. I personally use a salux towel loaded with a moisturizing, fragrance free body wash once or twice a week. This towel in particular is great at getting areas like your back and posterior that are hard to get thoroughly.

    You could also try chemical exfoliation on any breakouts or scarring you might have. Stridex in the red box is great for treating active breakouts (pimples, whiteheads, whatnot). For scarring or pigmentation, something with an AHA in it (Lactic or Glycolic Acid, for example) will really help. AmLactin is really excellent for this. When using an AHA, however, please apply sunscreen to any areas that your clothing doesn't cover during the day. It has been known to sensitize you to UV light.

  4. Moisturize immediately after a shower. I don't know what your skin is like, or how much moisture it might need, but this step is really helpful with keeping your skin healthy and healthy looking. It heals faster when it retains moisture, and the texture will also improve. This could be applying baby oil while you're still damp in the shower, and then toweling off. It could involve a nourishing body butter (try to avoid too much fragrance though) after you've dried off. It could even include using a really thin, light moisturizer all over after you've dried off, if that's all you need.

    With all new products, try to buy the smallest size you can and introduce things one at a time. This will keep you from wasting too much money on products you don't like, and will alert you to any allergies or sensitivities when you introduce a new product.

    Sorry this is so incredibly long. Let me know what you think, and if you have any questions!
u/colulu · 4 pointsr/AsianBeauty
u/cali_gari · 4 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Get a scrubby towel or use something like AmLactin. Cetaphil Restoraderm is also a really good body moisturizer.

u/drunk_dreams · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

It is perhaps buildup from the scrubs? Sometimes I notice if I'm using a scrub with oils in it, my razor will definitely get gunked up afterwards. So if I am exfoliating before shaving I try and stick to either a washcloth and some mild soap, or one of these.

I try to save the heavy duty sugar/salt scrubs to do before bed, or when I don't plan on shaving.

u/[deleted] · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

At home, I use a Salux cloth. These are my favorite because they're the right amount of abrasiveness (those knock-offs from Daiso stores are weak).

I keep one of these scrubby things with a soap pocket at my bf's place. It gets the job done!

I hang it on a caddy or a hook in the shower. The bathroom/shower gets cleaned regularly, so I never see any problems with bacteria even if part of the cloth is touching the tile.

u/JoanOfSarcasm · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Huh, the Salux looks really similar. I've never used the specific one you linked though. Sorry. :(

However, comparing say, my Salux to the mitten, the Salux is a 5/10. It's alright -- it feels scrubby -- but the mitten's texture is vastly different (smoother) and the results are much superior. Ill be posting a review in SCA next Tuesday. I didn't know so many people were interested!

u/coin_return · 3 pointsr/funny

I use this instead. It dries a lot faster than the ones that are knotted, like the two listed above, so less time for germs to hang out in them. Plus you can throw them in the washing machine on a gentle cycle and they're cheap.

They're super abrasive though, fair warning. Fantastic exfoliants.

u/EgregiousWeasel · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I'm very oily. I like to use Hada Labo Gokujyun Super Hyaluronic Acid Lotion as a hydrating toner under moisturizer, and sometimes alone. It has hyaluronic acid, which holds several times its own weight in water, so it hydrates the skin well without additional oiliness. It's now available on and, but from what I've read it's not the same stuff (it has more ingredients) as the Japanese version. You can try it, though, as it may do the same thing.

I also stopped washing my face with any kind of cleanser in the morning. I just wash it in the shower with my Salux washcloth. I find it's exfoliating without being too harsh. This works for me, but I don't have problems with acne, so it might not work as well for you to stop cleansing in the morning.

You may want to dial back your exfoliation to just 2x/week and see how that works for you. Sometimes over-exfoliation can irritate your skin.

u/fuckinallstarheatley · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

The major keys for me in helping get rid of KP are exfoliation, moisture, and consistency- any time I slack on one, it starts to flare up again. For exfoliation I use Salux cloths, for chemical exfoliation and lots of moisture I use Amlactin. If I need any more moisture I use coconut oil but BE CAREFUL with it as it can be very comedogenic! Patch test and don't let it near your face lol.

As for consistency, I try to exfoliate and moisturize every day. Consistency is definitely the only way to really get rid of it and keep it away.

Hope this helps! Kp is a bitch but you can make it YOUR bitch

u/existie · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Physical exfoliation? Use one of these babies. (Edit: it's a scrubby cloth. You can launder it on cold if you need to, but it's... just... a long, scrubby cloth. It feels amazing.) I love mine so much. I also suffer from bacne. Maybe try a pyrithione zinc shampoo to lather up the cloth, scrub, let it sit for a few minutes, then rinse. I've been using a 2% pz bar soap which has helped, it's just obnoxious to get on my back so I fail at it.

u/lannanh · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

This is the best towel for your purpose. Big enough to wrap around your body fully and your hair if you need to after your dressed. They dry very fast.
As for a loofa type thing, I use a Japanese washcloth. It's a great exfoliator, way better than a loofa and you can just hang it to drip dry or press it in between a towel to quick dry prior to packing away.

u/sansfards · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I wonder if you're talking about Salux

u/nomlette · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I'm intrigued, but damn, that is more than I usually spend on body soap or body wash. How long does one bar last?

Also, have you tried the Salux wash cloth/towel for exfoliation? This is my current physical body exfoliation tool of choice. How does the Crystal Peel soap compare?

u/RikF · 3 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Japanese wash cloth. It's like one of those scrunchie wash things, but with a much denser weave and shaped like a short scarf. Ball it up to scrub under the arms, then grab an end in each hand to scrub the back. You will not look back.

Here's an example

u/SadElvenMermaid · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

similar to salux towels i think! (i say this because i bought the salux towels but now i kinda want to buy the italy towel)

u/phoenixphaerie · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

I use Alpha Skin Care's 12% glycolic acid lotion:

Its much stronger than amlactin (which I also use). It is expensive but I only use it for razor bumps, so my bottles last several months.

I also use a "salux" Japanese wash cloth for physical exfoliation every other day with light pressure (no need to tear up your skin):

I use them together to keep my razor bump prone skin baby smooth. Some people's skin may be too sensitive for that, so ymmv.

u/cakebyte · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

As others have mentioned, it's likely KP. I'm not positive I have KP, but I was pretty unhappy with the texture of my legs and the backs of my arms. I started using a Salux cloth, and I've seen awesome improvement in my skin texture. You might try that. Also the Gold Bond Rough and Bumpy lotion gets good reviews for reducing KP.

u/LilAzoreanFirecrackr · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Prefer a Salux cloth to a back brush because it dries easily. I've found that glycolic acid works better for me than other acne washes. Here are some links to a few of my favorites:

u/duddles · 2 pointsr/Frugal

Cool - is this the right thing to order?

u/ph33rsockmonkey · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I'm trying to parse this but this is the list I see:

  • Mario Badescu silver powder

  • Queen Helene Mint Julep Face Mask
  • Castor Oil
  • Alpha Hydrox Nourishing Face Wash
  • Alpha Hydrox Oil-Free Treatment 10% Gycolic AHA Acne Free Repair Lotion
  • 3.7% Benzoyl peroxide
  • Neutrogena Body Clear Body Spray
  • 0.5% Salicylic Acid
  • Supergoop everyday face & body lotion
  • Ziana (Clindamycin Phosphate 1.2% and Tretinoin 0.025%)
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Clarisonic Mia
  • Sulfur and Salicylic Acid soap (most likely 3% Salicylic Acid - 10 % Sulfur...I'm assuming?)
  • Salux body scrubber

    I will comment below but I want to make sure this is what you have.
u/wilsontarbuckles · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddicts

Asalux clothis unlike any exfoliating cloth or mit i've used in the past. It simply WORKS and is very hygienic.


Yes, shaving helps! KP results because these hair follicles get grown over with skin blocking the hair from coming out. Image of what KP actually is. I find that the more i give my hair a chance to grow back the more KP I have.


Don't pick because picking increases inflammation and makes things worse.


The key to treating KP is moisture moisture moisture (and repairing your moisture barrier if it's damaged), gentle but consistent exfoliation, and reduction in inflammation.

u/Melete777 · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Salux wash cloths are great, they’ve got a fine-but-scratchy texture:
SALUX Nylon Japanese Beauty Skin Bath Wash Cloth/Towel - Blue

If you’ve got a bathtub, doing an acidic vinegar bath will help loosen up all the skin gunk:

Separately, baking soda baths are also effective:

For body washes, try using one formulated for body acne — there will usually be a couple in most drugstores or Target. You will want something with salicylic acid in it.

Try moisturizing with something that has an AHA like glycolic acid in it, that way you will be gently exfoliating skin buildup even when not in the shower:
Alpha Skin Care - Renewal Body Lotion, 12% Glycolic AHA, Supports Healthy Radiant Skin| Fragrance-Free and Paraben-Free| 12-Ounce

Also consider booking yourself a spa day — most cheap Korean massage/spa places will give you a full body exfoliation-scrub-down option, and they’re THOROUGH.

Good job pulling out of a rough month. I’ve been there (lack of bathing and all) and it isn’t easy.

u/vainlyconfused · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Some random tips I picked up from reading about this stuff:

  • Sleep with a clean, loose shirt.
  • Switch out sheets once a week.
  • Shower after sweating (with or without soap)
  • When shampooing/conditioning, wash that stuff away without it contacting your body.

    If all that doesn't work, you can try getting something like Dr. Bronner's Tea Tree Oil and one of these bad boys.

    This will take time to address, so you'll have to be patient, and constantly scrutinize your results. You can always treat it like normal acne and medicate it as well.
u/desertwastheapotheos · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

I have very dry skin as well. Plain, coconut oil works for me. I smooth it on my legs and arms right after a shower.

But my eyelids are the worst. I use a cotton ball moistened with plain water to remove the flakey skin and then moisturize with plain baby oil.

Also try exfoliating. I recommend something like the Salux cloth ( in the shower. Just be sure to follow with moisturizer afterwards.

u/smootie · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

These things are great. They last forever, don't contain any ingredients so you can't be allergic to it, and it's intense.

u/TehJhey · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Use one of these. It's made of the same kind of stuff as a loofah, and you can ball it up into something that looks like a loofah and it'll work the exact same way.

Then you can unfurl it to clean every part of it, and as a bonus you can use it to scrub your back.

Edit: I searched for "korean towel" because mine is Korean. You can find them at Korean supermarkets, if those are more convenient for you.

u/shelteredsun · 2 pointsr/beauty

Seconding Dr. Bronner's. Also try using a Salux cloth rather than a wash cloth/sponge/loofah.

It's like a slightly scratchy towel thing that exfoliates your skin as you wash and it's great for your back since you can hold each end in one hand and properly scrub your back.

If you check the reviews there are multiple ones mentioning it helped them with bacne.

u/Nebula_stopthewar · 2 pointsr/birthcontrol

When I went off the pill, my chin/jawline broke out like crazy- only time has really helped that. I've had back acne since high school, the only thing that has helped is an exfoliating washcloth. I only use it on my legs and back, it helps a lot.

u/thisusernameisonfire · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction
u/viiictoria · 2 pointsr/LushCosmetics

I usually use it as body wash, but I've also used it as shampoo and for shaving. I break off a piece and squish it into a... this thing and it lathers really nicely. When used as shampoo, it really deep cleans! I'm guessing because of the talc?

u/swbooking · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I've posted this a few times on here but doesn't hurt to spread the word again.

> I tried a bunch of stuff on here... AmLactin, U-Lactin, coconut oil, exfoliating scrubs, etc.

> Nothing really worked until I decided to use the Beginners Skincare Routine on my arms as well.

> Morning and night I use a Stridex Red pad on my arms and let it dry out completely then use a good amount of CeraVe in the tub from my elbow to my shoulder. It has really helped a lot. You have to be dedicated to it though. I feel like if I skip a couple days (weekend camping, laziness, etc...) its almost back to square one again.
Also, in the shower I use a Salux Wash Cloth so the added exfoliation may be helping as well...

u/strugglebrunch · 2 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Glad to help! I got mine from Amazon, it's called a Salux cloth.

u/african_violent · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction
  1. I just don't care much about my pillow cases...I have a LOT, and they were cheap, for the most part. But also, I find if I let the BP sit on my face for a while before going to bed, it seems to sink in better and rub off less.

  2. this is my solution for washing the back
    edit: link formatting
u/agsrhg · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

First of all, this has nothing to do with your diet, although that can help as well. Dermatological issues are usually an external problem. I used to have this as well all over my back, so I will let you know what has helped me . From what I can see you have cystic acne, which forms because of dead skin cells getting clogged with bacteria. What you ideally need to do is make sure your skin is clean, well exfoliated and moisturised as well. You can either use physical exfoliants like japanese bath towels, or chemical exfoliants that are naturally derived. For me the japanese bath towels work because I can exfoliate myself in those hard to reach areas. For moisture, its important to moisturise even if you have an oily back because your back will produce excess oil due to the dryness after exfoliation. Any moisturiser will work, but the CeraVe lotions are simple and easy to find and don't have too much added to it. The exfoliation should also decrease your acne scars in time, if not try adding a few drops of rosehip oil to your lotion. Lastly, don't pick your active cysts, it will only make it worse and the bacteria from underneath your fingernails will cause more breakouts. I just want to let you know you don't have to spend a lot of money on expensive and named brands, products that are more pure and in their natural form works best.

I hope this helps.

u/ErrorUserUnknown · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

This is what I use and it really exfoliates and its a long towel so I just swipe it back and forth

SALUX Nylon Japanese Beauty Skin Bath Wash Cloth/Towel - Blue

u/keakealani · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I gotta shout out for these Japanese washcloths! I don’t use them on my face but they are very nice for body stuff! Makes a great lather with some soap and just the right amount of exfoliation :)

u/Krystalraev · 2 pointsr/FeminineNotFeminist

The only exfoliating cloth you will ever need.

Seriously. Read the reviews.

I also love Epsom Salt baths.

u/amandahuggs · 2 pointsr/Frugal
u/Mikey_Mayhem · 2 pointsr/AskMen

I use a Salux wash cloth because I found that loofahs don't really do the job.

I use body wash, usually Dove for Men, but I'm trying out Palmer's coconut oil body wash because it was cheaper and I tend to have pretty dry skin.

u/AlmostIntangible · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Body Skin Type: Normal-to-dry, Keratosis Pilaris on arms, upper stomach, and thighs, occasional body acne

Shower Routine (every other day):

  • Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar w/ Salux Exfoliating Cloth, focusing on my upper arms where my KP is the worst

    Post-Shower Routine:

  • Alpha Skin Care 12% Glycolic Acid Renewal Body Lotion, every other day. I love this stuff. It smooths out my KP quite a bit, and leaves my whole body feeling so soft. Calloused areas become noticeably softer with continued use for me, as well. I've been using it for about 3-4 months, now, and will definitely repurchase when the I run out.

  • CeraVe Moisturizing Cream, every night. I wait 30 minutes on nights that I apply my AHA to apply this. My skin loves the extra moisture, but the AHA lotion is very moisturizing on its own, so this step could probably be skipped, if necessary.

    I'm still looking for a solution to the mild redness caused by my KP on my arms, but other than that I'm pretty content with my routine, as is. So soft!
u/erixxi · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I have KP too! What has really worked for me is using a Salux wash cloth to exfoliate and then moisturizing with my Vaseline body lotion. Exfoliating and moisturizing has really helped improve my KP.

u/twinklepops · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

It would probably help, but you may want to look into getting something that won't risk cutting your skin. If it's anything like mine even the skin on your legs might be too sensitive for a scrub like that. I personally love my Salux (this is the one I bought: and found it very affordable if you want to go that direction, but a loofah or scrub mitt you can pick up just about anywhere would probably work well too!

Make sure you're using a good shave gel as well and aren't just shaving with bar soap or body wash which aren't going to protect your skin much. Conditioner works really well, and lately I've been using Alba's Very Emolient cream and it's my favorite shaving product so far (and cheaper than my conditioner lol). Below me someone responded with options for using a new razor daily that won't break the bank and I would recommend giving those a gander as well :)

u/kiwiberrie87 · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

In most asian stores, or skin care sites, you can get a long towel like loofa. It's great for getting all the places on your back. Like this

u/LaurelsMeanGlory · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddicts

Oh girl. You have my exact evil terrible skin. EXACT. I got off my AlienBlue app that won't let me comment (which I keep because "I can upvote though! which, yay?") to go to the computer and comment.

That bar soap is bad juju. Bar soap AND that specific type of bar soap. Back in my trial and error days I tried the Burts Bees tomato line. Bad. Badbad bad. Bar soap in general is drying as hell for our particular skin horrors. The lotion maaaaay be ok, but may also be bad juju. I've been on clindamyacin before also. I suppose it seemed to kiiiiiind of work. Philosophy was not only a bust but clogged my face to death. You sound like you could be me talking. Everything was basically a mess until I found what wasn't.

I cracked the code. Here is my routine:

Night: I take my makeup (eyemakeup mostly) off with argan oil. Just smear it around. Don't try to wipe it off. Just get a greasy face on. Then:

Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel

Then blot your face dry with a towel. If you rub or wipe with towels, it gets angry. Blot that mofo. Fresh towel AT LEAST every week (some say every day, every three days is kind of my jam)

After that: Cotton ball with Thayer's Rose Petal Witch Hazel. Has to be rose. GET THE ROSE ONE. (Cotton balls are safe for wipe-on, just not towels :)

After that: Cerave in the tub (ymmv. This is the moisturizer that did the trick for me)

Wait until that absorbs then, my RX, the one I have stuck with for years and years, a pea size amount of Tazorac.

Splash face with water. No soap.

Towel blot gently, then: Strixex in the red box

Let that dry until your face feels dry, then Cerave in the tub.

let that soak in, then Biore Watery Essence Sunscreen

re the Badescu. It is painfully not-exciting. Just a good simple cleanser. Oddly enough, except not oddly because we have devil skin, I can only use it in the summer. During the winter I cough up the funds for this

It hurts my wallet and heart each time I re-order, but no angry face. No skin hurt. THAT was the one it wasn't going to get angry about. It lasts all winter and then some (f the instructions, just use it like a regular face wash! Put it in your hands smear it on and rinse it off with shower-water)

My rule of thumb is that when I am running the heat more than the AC, it is time for SMN. When AC is more than heat, I go for the Badescu.

Edit because I just saw that it was body too. Procure a Salux towel and any sort of boring body wash that doesn't claim to do anything except being fairly moisturizing/NOT drying. My current is Neutrogena Rain Bath because '' I remembered liking it and it was there and I was like 'that works..' The Salux is where the magic is.

u/M_tridactyla · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I use a Salux with regular bodywash, and I feel like it gets the job done effectively.

u/theinfamousj · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

In addition to everything else listed, you may wish to consider changing what you wash your face with to this. Even now that I'm in my no-acne adulthood, I still use mine to scrub the life out of any emerging normal!zit.

u/apaulinaria · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Srub really hard with an abrasive sponge/washcloth in the shower daily (like one of those japanese washcloths)

And of course apply some sort of natural oil (olive, coconut, etc) afterwards.

Source: my mom had stretch marks after having me and srubbed for a year or so and eventually replaced most of the stretch marks with new skin cells. I am still working on my stretch marks from my two pregnancies.

u/JohnDenversCoPilot · 1 pointr/steroids

Buy these. Use a castle soap like Dr. Bronner's

u/pileated_peckerwood · 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide Get this towel! I had KP pretty bad on my arms and thighs and now my skin is baby-soft.

u/truls-rohk · 1 pointr/sex

I shave down there and have found the key for me is to exfoliate before and after with one of these and then pat on some rubbing alcohol after getting out of the shower.

No longer have any issues down there

u/capncait · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I know this is an old thread, but you should definitely use a new treatment consistently for at least 6 weeks before deciding that it doesn't work for you. The skin cycle takes about 30 days to turn over, and you may also experience a purge phase, so I tend to try to stick to a regimen for at least that long before I give up.

I landed in this thread looking for options for my boyfriend. Even if I'm late to the game, I've struggled with acne for nearly 20 years (mostly localized to my face), but let me share some advice.

  1. Do you use a loofa or a shower puff? If so, trash it. They harbor bacteria and aren't helping you. Order something like a salux cloth, and get a new one every month or so.

  2. Be gentle. You want to treat your acne, not slay it. Personally, I'm careful not to introduce new treatments or medications until I'm sure my skin is accustomed to whatever I'm currently using. Reducing irritation is really important to ACTUALLY clearing your acne.

  3. Order, timing, and duration of these products are important!!! This cannot be understated. With medications such as benzoyl peroxide or Differin, studies have shown that applying moisturizer before or after help to reduce irritation. Similarly, both of those specific medications can cause increased irritation by interacting with any water still in your pores after cleansing. So this is what I do: cleanse with a gentle cleanser. Moisturize with something oil-free like CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion (which can also be used on your face, FYI). Wait 10-15 minutes. Apply medication like retinoids or benzoyl peroxide. Another thing to consider is if you are relying on a medication in a wash form, you need to leave the cleanser on your skin for a couple minutes before rinsing it off!

  4. Change your sheets. I change my sheets once a week. You could even change them more frequently than that. Change to a free and clear detergent for all of your laundry. Skip using a fabric softener.

    If you gave it a good shot, and benzoyl peroxide wasn't that effective for you, another option to consider is sulfur. Yes, sulfur. There are body washes that contain sulfur or alternatively, there are creams or gels (like this gel that supposedly doesn't smell).

    I saw that you mentioned that your dermatologist recommended Accutane, but you're worried about side effects. I did a round of Accutane in high school (I'm in my 30s now). Personally, aside from dry skin and maybe some minor depressive swings, I didn't experience any of the other side effects that you might have been warned about. Discuss your concerns with your doctor further, particularly if you are more inclined to experience these side effects or how common they actually are, because I will say- it kept me clear for about 7 years, and I'm convinced my acne now is hormonal.

    Lastly, this blog is my favorite resource. It's well-researched and offers lots of product options. Highly recommend.
u/southernfriedyankee · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Hey! I have struggled with nasty bacne as well and I have seen 100% improvement since I started using sulfur soap and a Salux washcloth.

[Salux Washcloth] ( and [Sal3 Sulfur Soap, buy direct from here, other websites markup the price like crazy.] (

u/kilamumster · 1 pointr/self

Uni will be full of lots of experiences, most people will probably get too busy to notice or make a big deal of your skin. Even if they do, your attitude is pretty good-- anyway, everyone has some issue, yours is just a condition... can't help it. It probably won't be as big a deal as you think!

You'd fit right in with my family (my father's side). As far as we can tell, it is now at least 5 generations of several different skin conditions. We're just sensitive. People understand "allergies" and show a little respect, e.g., not throwing shit on us.

Many of us have found some relief in a moisturizing body wash, specifically Aveeno unscented skin relief body wash instead of soap. I don't know if the exfoliating adds to the problem or helps as much as you think, but maybe that is what we are doing as most of us prefer this nylon washcloth. We don't SCRUB with it, though, because we don't have to-- it is just a light once-over and it does wonders.

Enjoy your journey!

u/iseenyouwithkieffuh · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

i use neutrogena body clear body wash (not the scrub) on my upper back acne every time i shower, AFTER i rinse the conditioner out of my hair. twice a week i use some on a salux towel to gently exfoliate, which has helped fade the scars from old bacne.

u/velo99 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Try using a Salux Cloth a few times a week - they are super inexpensive (less than $10 for a three pack on Amazon) and have made a HUGE difference for me!

u/ay1ene · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

That's KP Keratosis pilaris - it's very common and easily treatable with chemical exfoliation with an AHA lotion or manual exfoliation. I use the Salux Nylon Japanese Beauty Skin Bath Wash Cloth/Towel - Blue

u/Ohfoshobro · 1 pointr/steroids

>You take a antibiotic ed?! That doesn't sound to good.

Zero sides when taken with a probiotic, at least so far. You can get an Indian pharma doxycycline with lactic acid bacillus. It's a pretty common prescription from dermatologists for acne and a step below accutane in terms of harshness, although 20 mg accutane ED is supposed to be relatively mild as well.

The benzoyl peroxide definitely helps. I always make sure to shower or at least wash my shoulders and back immediately after working out. I use this for exfoliation before applying, washing it every 3-4 days to avoid bacteria build-up. I also wear a fresh T-shirt to bed and change my pillow case at least once a week.

If I were still having acne issues after all of that, yeah, I'd probably drop the test. Acne fuckin sucks.

u/flybutter · 1 pointr/asktransgender

As reviewed here and available here, it's a kind of combination loofah and washcloth. (All of their strengths, none of their weaknesses!) Great for exfoliating face and body.

u/nothingbutt · 1 pointr/financialindependence

I should have explained more but:

  • armpit smell after showering is fixed with the strong soap, using the loofah/towel to remove dead skin and buzzing the hair short -- also need hot showers

    This is what I mean by the towel: (they sell them in Asian stores for $2-4 usually)

  • excessive sweating is helped by using Certain Dri + moving away from antiperspirant. I feel like it disrupts the cycle. Sometimes it takes a while and you have to keep on using it off and on. But now I don't use it and only use antiperspirant. I still get smelly pits by the end of the day on some days but my shirts wash clean (I change my shirt when I get home from work)

    The big thing was not using both Certain Dri and antiperspirant. I made that mistake for years until I read it closer but also tried the suggestion to use a regular deodorant. It seems wrong but it really helps.

    I've also noticed a link with coffee. I'm back to drinking a medium cup most days. If I skip it, I sweat less and have less stinky pits. But I do like coffee.

    Good luck!
u/sabnol · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Sorry - I just posed this somewhere else and so now I feel like I'm spamming posts about Keratosis Pilaris!

I didn't know it was called that until I joined this sub a few days ago. I dealt with that all my life and used to be very self conscious as a teen. A year or so ago I started using these salux cloths and moisturizing well afterward and it worked WONDERS. My legs had never been so smooth... I couldn't believe it was so easy.

u/MGA11 · 1 pointr/askgaybros

I use this to scrub, it'll also be really easy to wash your back too. I switched to Dr. Bronners soap.

Amlactin lotion also saved my butt.

u/throwawayblaaaarg · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Oh man! That's terrible. About ten years ago I started getting body acne on my back and bum. It took a while to make the correlation to my long hair and the body acne, I couldn't get rid of it then so I finally just cut my hair. Now I have long hair again but this time I also have Reddit! Someone mentioned getting a Salux cloth to keep body acne at bay. It has worked really well for me and I hope a solution for you is that simple.

But you might consider one or two other possible causes, do the spots itch at all? You might check your home for bed bugs. You might be having an allergic reaction to your antibiotics or something else in your life. New detergent? It might also be scabies. I think there might be potential for the anti-biotics to make you more sensitive to the water at your home as well. You could try a shower head that is also a water filter.

Good luck!

u/jixie007 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Seconding the BHA for ingrown hairs.

The skin on your body is thicker and less sensitive than the skin on your face. So it can take a lot more physical exfoliation than your face can. Different areas of your body have thicker skin. So, the skin on your chest is thinner than the skin on your lower legs. Elbows, knees, palms / bottom of your feet, heels are thickest.

For your body you can use a scrub, diy sugar scrub, or some scrubby exfoliating brush / loofa / etc. I really like and recommend the Salux cloth (cheaper if you can get it in person at an Asian / International grocery). Not only is it the right balance of get-the-job-done-but-not-too-harsh, you can toss it in the laundry (but hang dry. It's plastic yo.). Any scrubby thing is a breeding ground for bacteria, so you should replace or disinfect them regularly (or get a salux, and toss it in the laundry!).

A gentler body exfoliation would be dry brushing. You use a natural bristle brush and run it over your skin (don't use any pressure, just gently drag it over the surface) before showering.

For your elbows / feet etc, you can use a foot file or pumice stone, if you want.

Not everyone has to exfoliate everyday. But if you can scrape off dead skin with your nail, you need to step up the exfoliation for sure. You'll have to experiment to see how often you need to do it for best results.

Two other tips:

  • Since exfoliation leaves the skin a little raw, you'll want to moisturize afterwards. In your case I'd suggest a light-weight moisturizer. You might need something heavier in the winter, and for your heels / elbows / etc.

  • Some of the issue could also be from hard water / soap bar. Think about the "soap scum" that builds up in the shower: this happens on your skin too. Try switching to a body wash. I know the sub is not a fan of SLS, but it will not leave a residue on your skin. Also if you have very hard water, maybe consider getting a water-softening shower head. Hard water also leaves deposits, and is very drying on skin, which can exacerbate your dead skin issue.
u/eoddc5 · 1 pointr/malegrooming

i dont use doc bronners. but i use pretty liquidy soaps

instead of a puffy loofah, try an exfoliating towel

its pretty large so you can get your back done well too, but for the most part i fold it up 3-4 times into a nice square and put liquid in the center, then rub the ends together to lather

it works great

u/Hotpwnsta · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

For back acne I use a gentle moisturizing soap with this to scrub my back. I think it's improved a bit but I can't really tell cause I can't see my back lol.

u/annaliseilheia · 1 pointr/actuallesbians

I have to jump in and recommend a SALUX cloth over a loofah. I was just in the market for a loofah and went with this cloth instead and totally recommend you do the same. It exfoliates super well and is easier to maneuver

u/stef-h · 1 pointr/bjj

Use a loofah or exfoliating scrub. I’ve been using one for the past few years and never had any skin issues. Leaves your skin feeling nice and smooth after 👌

I use this towel, you can find these at any Asian supermarket

u/WhereAreTheTurtles_ · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

i've been having some hormonal imbalances (they're gradually resolving) resulting in a lot of acne on my chest--blackheads, i think maybe sebaceous filaments, and i think pustules. i have really really sensitive skin, too. this chest acne has been going on for like a year.
i currently use this body wash ( with a salux cloth ( the body wash is pH balanced so it should be good.
i use the paula's choice 2% bha liquid on my face, which works pretty well for me--is there a similar product for body acne? any tips?

u/Heliopteryx · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

What really helped my back acne was an exfoliating cloth. I bought one of these because it's a flat mesh cloth so gross stuff can't build up in it like in a bath loofah. I've seen lots of other similar exfoliating cloths and some exfoliating gloves and mittens. There probably isn't a significant difference between them. Just be sure not to scrub too hard or you could scrape the acne enough to make it bleed.

u/kirday · 1 pointr/massage

PS. you do have to be female. It's a naked space and I don't know your gender. Google "your town Korean spa". You can find a "Body Scrub" at almost any good spa, but, European scrubs have nothing on the Korean bathhouse experience.

If you just want to avoid the skin shed, take a long shower the night before your massage and use a rough washcloth/back scrubber or if you want to get serious you can use what the professionals use and just get one of these. They are what I use at home once every 2 weeks or so. Not nearly as good as a spa treatment, but it stops the skin shed (which I totally get).

u/dare2smile · 1 pointr/Psoriasis

Well as a girl, I usually do the shampoo first, and then let it sit while I do other things. I have a Salux cloth (explanation) that I use once a week or so, so that coincides with my weekly medicine shampoos. I shave my legs. I have arguments in my head with people. I make water squirt guns with my hands. I try to leave it on as long as possible, but it's usually about 5 or so minutes before I get bored after running out of things to do and just wash it out.

u/neoncp · 0 pointsr/AskReddit

Dr. Bronners and Salux Nylon

read the reviews

u/Zakis · -1 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

I started using this when I shower and it got rid of them pretty quick. It is the best wash cloth I have ever used, but be careful when cleaning sensitive areas.

*edit: I forgot to respond to your other questions, but I don't know what they are or why they happen.