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How To Use A Moroccan Kessa "Quick Guide"

Toxins in the air, the oil helps keep your skin soft (sebum), sweat, and environmental factors like perfumes, cosmetics, detergents, and similar chemical products used in daily life leave some residues on our bodies. These residues accumulate in our pores, are harmful to skin health when exposed for too long. Thanks to dead skin cells getting trapped in your skin instead of being shed into the environment our pores filled with these harmful and allergic residues result in clogged. You can tell if your pores are clogged if you notice whiteheads, blackheads, or an overall dullness to your skin’s complexion. Regular use of an exfoliating bath glove helps you to get rid of the harmful residues that accumulate on your skin, as well as to clean the dead skin on the body and achieve a healthier and more flawless appearance.

What Is a Moroccan Kessa?

Moroccan Kessa is a traditional exfoliating massage glove used in Moroccan Hammams as a beauty treatment for centuries. It’s an important part of the cleansing ritual of Moroccan Hammams gently peeling off the dead skin layer and helping to achieve younger and healthier skin. You can experience for yourself the natural full-body exfoliation and relaxation of this ancient bathing tradition at your own home spa.

 

What Do You Need?

1) Moroccan Kessa

2) A grape-sized amount of Moroccan black soap

3) Argan oil/other moisturizers

 

Reminders Before Exfoliation

Wash your kessa with soap and plenty of water and leave it dry to wash away excessive dye and the dirt that occurred in the production process. You should do this for every fabric product you buy before using it. Especially the ones with bright colors. The dyes used to achieve those neon and unnatural bright colors of fabrics are not plant-based and toxic to your body. 

Atlantis People's Moroccan Kessa is a rough kessa for deep exfoliation so that applying light pressure is enough to make it work. Never over-exfoliate or put too much pressure. Use your kessa regularly without a rush. It will do its job.

Body soaps and lotions with chemical ingredients and fragrances might irritate your new young skin. Please use chemical free organic soap  to clean it after exfoliation to prevent any irritations.

During exfoliation some of your natural body oil (sebum) stuck in your pores with environmental dirt and toxins has been removed with the dead skin layer, your fresh new skin is fragile and needs special care. It is essential to moisturize your new younger skin in need. Make sure you moisturize it well enough and use organic body oil or moisturizer if possible. 

Exfoliating Steps

1) Rinse skin with warm or hot water for at least 10 minutes in a shower or soak yourself into hot water bath. It is best if the room is steamy. The aim is to soften your skin. Do not use regular soap or shampoo before or during exfoliation. 
2) Apply a small amount of Moroccan black soap to the whole body and leave it for approximately 5-10 minutes. Rinse completely. 
3) Squeeze excess water from the kessa and start scrubbing your body slowly applying light pressure with back and forth movements. You’ll start seeing your skin flecks falling off. Don't put a lot of pressure on your skin. It might damage your skin. Just keep applying light back and forth movements on your skin and you'll see the dead skin easily coming off. 
4) Rinse off with warm water after you are finished exfoliating your whole body. Bath as usual if you need any more soap cleaning and shampoo. Since the new skin layer is so fresh and fragile it is best to use organic soap to prevent any irritations.
5) Top off your exfoliating session by massaging your body with organic argan oil or any other chemical free mosturizer. 
6) Wash your kessa with mild soap and let it dry and keep it in a dry place to prevent bacteria production. Change your glove every 2-3 months.

Exfoliation Without Moroccan Black Soap

You may also use Moroccan Kessa without applying black soap. Just exfoliate first and bath as usual with handmade organic soap. 

1) Rinse skin with warm or hot water for at least 10 min. in a shower. It is best if the room is steamy. The aim is to soften your skin. Do not use regular soap or shampoo before or during exfoliation. 
2) Squeeze excess water from the kessa and start scrubbing your body slowly applying light pressure with back and forth movements. You’ll start seeing your skin flecks falling off. Don't put a lot of pressure on your skin. It might damage your skin. Just keep applying light back and forth movements on your skin and you'll see the dead skin easily coming off. 
3) Rinse off with warm water after you are finished exfoliating your whole body. Bath as usual with handmade organic soap. Since the new skin layer is so fresh and fragile it is best to use organic soap to prevent any irritations.
4) Top off your exfoliating session by massaging your body with organic argan oil or any other chemical free mosturizer. 
5) Wash your kessa with mild soap and let it dry and keep it in a dry place to prevent bacteria production. Change your glove every 2-3 months.
 

We recommend using your glove at least once a week in combination with our Moroccan Black Soap, Moroccan Lava Clay, and our Organic Argan Oil for the complete, traditional Moroccan spa experience!

Enjoying your glowing silky-smooth skin! 

 

 

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