Frequently Asked Questions about Baiden Mitten
How is Baiden Mitten different from other exfoliation gloves on the market?
- To start with, even though there are few other products made from rayon fiber, which – although it is a tree pulp – so in theory natural, it can be processed in different ways. Most manufacturers use very harsh chemicals in the processing, so that the fabric is made quickly and cheaply. If you treat your skin with products which are full of harmful chemicals it HAS TO affect your skin. It could for example make your skin a lot more sensitive and because it can be cumulative, you would not even have a clue that your skin’s sensitivity or nasty rashes came from an exfoliating glove which did not have that effect on your skin previously. Because the glove exfoliates so thoroughly, a lot of chemicals can also go very deep into your skin, and you really want to avoid THAT! We get our thread from a supplier who formulates it to the grade normally reserved for baby products. This process also makes the fiber a lot more durable, so your glove will last a lot longer.
- Our gloves are made with a distinctive weave which we perfected by reverse engineering the ancient weave method one of us “inherited”. It not only exfoliates the skin, but also performs a very deep skin massage which helps to detox the skin and the underlying tissue. It makes the tiny capillaries just under the skin surface push the blood along thus helping to move out the toxins at the same time oxygenating the blood. Most people’s skin resembles a sewer, as the tiny capillaries and the lymph system are not exercised enough to push the toxins through fast enough. Imagine what your health would be if you were forced to eat only putrid, rotting, chemically filled foods? Well, most people allow their skin cells to live in that environment by not exercising enough. Baiden exfoliation products help the skin “flush the system”.
- Our gloves are very high grade of workmanship. There is no cutting corners. We want something that not only lasts a long time but also looks good for all that time. There is no comparison to the gloves that were made for one time use and then you are supposed to throw them out.
- We have listened to our customers and we know that they now want ethical products which are good for environment and treat people producing them with dignity and respect. We are very much fair trade orientated (definitely NO sweatshops factories) and we work with a manufacturer who gives his workers above average pay and conditions. His workers stay with him for a very long time, so we have been able to train them to produce high quality items in the industry where throwaway is the norm. It took us over one year of work to consistently produce the quality we were after and manufacturers and workers have learned valuable skills which will profit them in their lives into the future.
- We are VERY community conscious. We donate part of our proceeds and a lot of time into education for teenagers where they are taught skills which empower them for life. Things like taking responsibility for themselves and the environment, financial intelligence, goal setting, finding their purpose in life etc.
By using our products, you not only get an exfoliator superior in every way, you also get to vote with your money for a more sustainable and fair world. Everybody wins, because cheap often costs a lot more in the long run. Our products are not “cheap”. They were designed to enrich all of us and our environment in every way we could think of 🙂
Why is the Baiden Mitten so effective in skin exfoliation?
The Baiden mitten is produced in specialized machines that shape the thread to resemble the texture of the skin. This unique texture allows the mitten to grab loose, flaky dead skin and impurities from the surface of the skin and form them into little rolls that can be easily rinsed off. This unique way of exfoliating results in a snowball effect being created where the first rolls of impurities attract even more impurities leaving us with skin being almost totally rid of dead skin cells layer, much the same as present on a skin of a young child.
How is the Baiden Mitten different from other exfoliation methods?
- The material Baiden is made of is of the highest quality Viscose/Rayon. Normally Viscose/Rayon thread, although it comes from natural sources, is manufactured using high amount of harmful chemicals. Not in our product. We requested our manufacturer to obtain voluntary certification which shows that the fabric contains no harmful substances and meets the requirements of the standard presently established for baby articles (however, please DO NOT use Baiden Mitten on babies or children – their skin has naturally very high turnover rate and does not need extra exfoliation). As far as we are aware, there is nobody else in Turkey who has even bothered to apply for this certification as this type of products are generally manufactured as cheaply as possible and it reflects in the price. We aim to produce the thread Baiden products are made of as closely as possible to the way it was manufactured before modern, petrochemical substances became available. The way we see it, Baiden exfoliation is so deep that exposing skin to harmful chemicals at the time the pores have been cleared puts it in danger of MORE toxicity, not less.
- It is not just the fabric that is different from other products of this type. It took us a year of working with the top textile engineer to standardize the weave of the fabric which had been produced only in one place in Turkey, where the technique used is ancient in origin. The weave not only makes the glove very effective as an exfoliator, but also is amazingly effective as skin detox. It squeezes toxins out of the skin like you squeeze toothpaste out of a tube. The skin is referred to by naturopath as “a third kidney” and Baiden Mitten activates toxin-removing lymphatic system very effectively. Although most people treat their skin as a beauty accessory, it is in fact the biggest body organ and by creating optimal conditions for it to work well, it increases skin health, beauty being just a by-product.
- Our products are fair trade. The manufacturer we work with pays his staff above award rates as well as full benefits. Staff are treated with dignity and respect and they take real pride in the product.
Does Baiden Mitten work for everybody the same way?
Yes and no. It will work for everybody as to remove impurities and excess of dead skin cells, but what the effect will be depends on the condition of the skin to start with and the age of the person. The worse condition of the skin and the older the person, the more dramatic the results. The only people that might have less than satisfactory results with the Baiden Mitten are men with excessive body hair which prevent the mitten getting a good grip on the skin.
How soon will I see the results after using Baiden Mitten?
You will notice an immediate difference both visually and sensually. Your skin will feel tighter, and it will be amazingly silky and smooth. However, the real effect will become obvious with the long term use of Baiden Mitten. As the skin is kept free of impurities, nourished and oxygenated it has the ability to heal and refine itself with the effect of regaining and maintaining youthful feel and appearance. The refining process will slow down over time until optimum condition is achieved for your particular skin and all you have to do from then on is to maintain this state from then on.
How often should I use Baiden Mitten?
The best practice is to exfoliate with Baiden weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. You may want to adjust the schedule, depending on your individual skin sensitivity and regeneration rate. However, never exfoliate more than once weekly, especially in the beginning when your skin is still getting used to the whole process.
Will the process of exfoliation remain the same throughout use of Baiden Mitten?
The amount of exfoliation might vary from session to session but there will always be some, as the skin always naturally sheds old skin cells. Additionally you will identify the areas of your body that need more exfoliation (or be exfoliated more regularly) than others. After a while you will get to know your skin’s natural processes and you will be able to tell when your skin will be asking for another session.
Can I use Baiden on my face?
Baiden can be used to exfoliate your face. However, use caution for sensitive areas like around the eyes and lips. It may be helpful to practice using the mitten on the rest of your body before attempting to exfoliate your face and starting gently to avoid over scrubbing. In time the skin will become thicker and more resilient and you will be able to apply more pressure and get even better results.
How do I care for the Baiden Mitten?
Hand wash the Baiden mitten with soap, rinse it well, and let it air dry after each use. If possible every once in a while disinfect the Baiden Mitten by drying it in the full sun.
How much pressure should I apply?
Apply enough pressure to see results, but never so much that your skin feels uncomfortable. That will vary from person to person.
Will Baiden Mitten cure acne?
No, it will not. You MUST get active acne under control before you can use Baiden Mitten. If used on active acne, Baiden Mitten will spread the infection further. However, once there are no open sores, regular use of Baiden will prevent the pores from getting clogged up and thus getting infected.
Will Baiden Mitten make my skin more sensitive to the sun?
No, it will not. In fact your skin will be able to defend itself more effectively from sunburn. However, caution is necessary and we advise using sunscreen made with NATURAL ingredients, because your skin will be able to absorb many more chemicals than before.
What skincare do you recommend to use with Baiden Mitten?
Many people find that after using Baiden Mitten their skin becomes so resilient and hydrated that they do not need to use nearly as many skin cosmetics as before, if any. If you feel that you still want to use skincare cosmetics, we suggest in sourcing natural or better still, organic line of skincare. When kept in constant optimum condition your skin is very capable of looking after itself and flooding it with unnatural chemicals will only disrupt all those complex processes. As a side benefit of keeping your skin in such great condition with Baiden Mitten, you will find that now you will be able to afford a better range of cosmetics because you can use much less of them to achieve similar effect as before using much more.
How young can you start using Baiden Mitten?
Young teenagers can start using Baiden Mitten, however it is good practice to supervise them initially to prevent them from over-scrubbing and using Baiden Mittens on skin that is not healed over or sunburned. Please keep in mind that since young skin is very efficient in exfoliating itself quite regularly, teenagers might not need to use Baiden Mitten every week.