The science of exfoliation: Understanding how a kese works - SENDE Body Care

The science of exfoliation: Understanding how a kese works

Exfoliation is a process that has been used for centuries to promote healthy, radiant skin. One of the most effective tools for exfoliation is the kese, a traditional Turkish bath mitt. In this blog post, we will explore the science behind exfoliation and how a kese works to help you achieve smoother brighter skin for your whole body.

The importance of exfoliation

Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. Dead skin cells and all the dirt embedded in them can clog pores and make skin appear dull and uneven. By removing these dead skin cells, exfoliation helps to promote cell turnover, revealing fresher, healthier skin underneath.

A concern for many is ingrown hairs and bumpy skin, with a lot of people suffering from keratosis pilaris aka "strawberry skin" or KP. This is caused by plugged hair follicles and congested pores. To alleviate its symptoms and help clear things up, exfoliation is recommended. Using mild scrubs, or employing natural and effective tools like a deep exfoliating body kese, can assist in achieving smoother skin.

before and after using a kese one time with visible differences in skin brightness and dark lines

How does a kese work to exfoliate the skin?

The answer lies in the unique texture of the mitt. The fibres of a kese are tightly woven and have a slightly rough texture, making them ideal for sloughing away dead skin cells.
When you use a kese to exfoliate, you create friction between the mitt and your skin. This friction helps to loosen and remove dead skin cells, while also stimulating blood flow to the area. The result is smoother, brighter skin that looks and feels healthier.

Other benefits

The mitt also helps to unclog pores, which may reduce the appearance of blackheads and acne. Unclogged pores also mean that body and skincare products such as moisturizers and serums will be able to penetrate better and be more effective.

And because it is a physical exfoliant, a kese is less likely to irritate the skin than some chemical exfoliants, making it a great option for people with sensitive skin


How to effectively use a kese

It is important to start with soft, damp skin by spending a few minutes under warm/hot water. Wet the mitt, then gently rub the kese over your skin in firm long strokes. Pay special attention to rough areas like elbows and knees. Rinse your skin thoroughly and apply a moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated and smooth.


The science behind exfoliation and the benefits of using a kese are pretty clear. By removing dead skin cells and stimulating blood flow, a kese can help you achieve smoother, brighter, and healthier-looking skin. Incorporating a kese into your skincare routine is a simple and effective way to give your skin the care it deserves.


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