My Amazing Experience With the Magical Baiden Mitten Exfoliator
Are the Claims True?
Most beauty products promise the world and deliver little. That is why I was very skeptical about the outrageous claims for this product, but with a money-back guarantee, I had to give it a go.
I ordered out of curiosity. I did not think that it would do a lot for me, because I exfoliate very regularly. The photos I saw of the results were very impressive, but I know what you can do with Photoshop, so I was skeptical. Baiden Mitten
Here is my experience using the product.
Before and After Photos
The before photo was taken after I had used the mitten twice, so my skin was already much better than it was before I started using Baiden altogether. You can still see that my skin was angry red from being so very sensitive, my pores were still large, and my skin was droopy and loose, especially on my eyelids.
The after photo was taken two months after starting using the mitten. Taking that photo was quite a revealing exercise for me because while I concentrated on examining my wrinkles and blemishes every day during the two months, I quite missed the big picture.
I did not notice the biggest change, which was that the skin on my whole face (and the body for that matter) has tightened considerably. You can see that my eyelids are so much tighter and the cheeks are not so droopy any more. The skin around my jawline is also uplifted.
Additionally, as you might notice the wrinkles are shallower, the most visible difference on my deep wrinkle between my eyebrows.
And to my relief, the skin is not angry and inflamed anymore, and not sensitive either. It is hardy, resilient and a good color apart from some broken capillaries that I have had for a long time and that spoil the overall effect.
Yes the Baiden Mitten Works
Here are the biggest effects I noticed after using it for nine months. They appeared when the weather turned cold.
- Without external heat, the pores on most of my face almost completely disappeared. The tip of my nose is as smooth as glass now.
- The forehead is smooth, and little wrinkles are gone. The deep wrinkle between my eyes is still there but much shallower.
- A lot of sun damage is gone, but now, instead of a few big brown spots on my face, chest, and hands, I have lots of small ones instead. While I genuinely believe that with time all those would go away as well, I have an appointment to get IPL on my face, because I do not want to wait that long.
- My capillaries must have strengthened, because my rosacea is less, especially in the mornings my skin is all even color, but as the day progresses, I get pink around my nose and chin.
- In winter, I definitely have to apply moisturizer to my whole body after scrubbing, because if I don't, my skin gets a bit dry.
- I have lost about 10 years off my hands and feet. Not only are they lighter in color, but there must have been some serious collagen production. My hands were beginning to look a bit bony and with somewhat protruding veins, but now they look like those of a much younger woman.
- The skin on the whole body is really nice quality, healthy and not sagging, although I lost some weight (strange, how when you start to fix one thing, you get inspired to improve other areas as well).
- My scars are definitely less visible—even the deep one on my knee. Only about 1/3 of it still looks like a scar, the rest of it just looks like slightly thicker texture than the rest of the skin around it. To really see how extensive it was, I have to rub it hard, and then it turns pink. Yep, it was a really big scar! It covered about 3/4 of my knee.
- I had some moles on my arms. Some of them crusted over and then fell off! I am not sure if they would have eventually turned into cancer, but they are now gone, and the skin in those places looks like those little moles have never even existed. Some bigger ones have shrunk in size considerably.
Summarizing, this little body exfoliating tool has become my major beauty product. I have a lot of empty space in my bathroom drawers now after getting rid of all the face and body products that I have trialed in my quest to find the elusive fountain of youth. Most of them did absolutely nothing for me and were just a waste of money (I am sure that many of you will identify with that statement).
It is very liberating not to have to worry about my skin any more apart from my bi-weekly routine of exfoliating with the mitten and daily moisturizing. I do not go into cosmetic supermarket isles any more, and I do not waste time on the internet looking at cosmetic sites. I am easily saving at least $100 per month on body and face cosmetics.
How I Began Using the Baiden Mitten
The product arrived four days after ordering. Because I did not expect to have it so quickly, I had just exfoliated two days before. I wasn't sure if there would be many impurities on my skin because of it.
After my first exfoliation, I felt the experience was really quite amazing. First of all, I was a bit surprised at the texture of the mitt. I expected something soft, but it was quite stiff like very fine sandpaper. After soaking for 1/5 hour in the bath, I attempted it on my arm first.
I could not believe how much stuff came off. Some of those rolls of dead skin combined with impurities were up to about five centimeters long (about two inches). Not only that, but the massage was fantastic! You know when you have an itchy back, and somebody scratches it for you? Well, it was about 20 times better.
It took me a good 15 minutes to exfoliate my whole body as much as I could. Because you have to press pretty hard, it is quite a workout, and I found that doing my back was going to be difficult. That's when I called my husband for help.
My husband is forever obliging and set out to do an excellent job on my back. It was easy to get him motivated when he saw how much stuff he could rub off my back. It was wonderful and invigorating, and although I looked like a freshly cooked lobster, I felt really fantastic and alive. He said that he hadn't realized that he had such a dirty wife!
When I rinsed off and got out of the bath, I was able to assess the results. I am quite convinced, without exaggeration, that on the bottom of my bath there must have been about a cupful of rolls of those impurities and dead skin. I actually fished some of them out and flushed them down the toilet because I thought that if I let all of them go down the drain, it might block the drain.
It Makes You Sweat—A Lot
Then I dried myself with a towel. Two minutes later, I was again as wet as I was when I got out. I was not sure what it was but dried myself again. And again. And again. Then it dawned on me—I was sweating profusely, just as if I was in a sauna. I was sweating even in places where I did not know that sweat glands existed; backs of my hands, my elbows, my buttocks, everywhere. I just sweated and sweated for about half an hour, after which I just could not wait any longer, and so I switched a fan on and got in front of it.
After I finally finished sweating, I was able to assess the state of my skin. It was incredibly smooth. When I touched my arms, the feeling was similar to running your hand over the finest quality Egyptian cotton sateen sheet. It felt luxurious, and there was sheen to my body as if it was lightly oiled. I checked my elbows—one of my problem spots. I work on a computer all day, and because of that, my elbows have got calluses on them. Now they were way softer than they have been in a long time.
It took me one whole day to stop being bright pink and return to my normal, pale color. By the end of the day, I was no longer glowing red. Note to self—do my exfoliation on the day that I do not need to go out.
The next day the only parts of my skin that did not look great were my 20-year-old stretch marks. They were angry red. So was a scar on my knee. Not pretty, but I had used dermabrasion to fade my scars before, and they looked the same as they tightened. I think that the Baiden Mitten might have a beneficial effect on scars as well.
I slept in the buff the first night because I was so smooth I felt like I was sleeping on satin sheets. Except it was not the sheets that had a satin feel, it was my skin. I must say that I had one of the best night's sleep for ages and woke up happy. I guess when you get enough oxygen in your bloodstream from the massage, you are on a natural high? Getting rid of all those toxins with sweating probably also helped.
I cornered my husband and got him to soak in the bath. I figured that if I had so much skin to loose, he would have had a lot more since he never exfoliates. What I did not count on was that he is pretty hairy, so it could not grab onto his skin to do its job. The parts that I managed to scrub came up pretty good, and after scrubbing, he looked a bit like Pigglet from Winnie the Pooh, except way, way bigger. This attempt of exfoliation was only half successful; still, my husband was pleased that he was not as dirty as I was.
All this effort got me pretty sweaty (will I ever get used to sweating all over my body?) so after that, I took a shower, and discovered that I missed some places on my skin the previous day because they did not feel as smooth as the rest of me. I decided to scrub them in the shower. Of course one thing led to another, and in the end, I scrubbed my whole body again, even though it came with clear instructions not to use it more than once a week. And I discovered why.
Do Not Exfoliate Two Days In a Row
I managed to over scrub in some places, and I got some mild skin grazing. In a couple of places, even a bit of a rash that looked like a heat rash. It was a bit painful, so I got Aloe Vera gel out. It stung a bit when I applied it but quickly stopped hurting.
This time much less of the impurities came off (understandably), but the massage was just as wonderful. I was still as red as a lobster and still sweated for half an hour but felt light and uplifted.
This time I was only bright red for half a day though. I guess my skin is getting used to it. My skin is so smooth on the inside of my arms it feels like glass when I touch it. I have only felt a skin like that before on babies. I love it.
Things that I observed after two sessions of using the Baiden Mitten:
- My clothes fit better, not because I lost weight, but because they do not cling to my body as much.
- The pores on my face are smaller, and they are clean. There are very few blackheads in them now. Mainly they are just empty.
- I "suddenly" grew hair on my arms! I actually did not know I had hair on my forearms because the skin there was always darker, even in winter (I live in a tropical paradise). Now my skin on my arms is much lighter, so the color of the hair really stands out.
- Also, freckles on my face, chest, and arms are more visible. Again, I think that my skin got lighter, so although most probably I now have fewer freckles, they are not joined together to form a tan but are separated. That makes me think that maybe in time, I will be able to get rid of all the freckles altogether? Is it possible that I might finish with skin like Nicole Kidman, but without spending millions of dollars to achieve it?
- My stretch marks actually look worse, because they are red and puffed up.
- My body feels tighter; it is especially visible on my upper arms.
- My chest is much smoother; a lot of my bumps that I really hated are much flatter.
In the evening, my grazed skin was feeling much better, and again, I slept in the buff. I think I could get used to it.
My skin looked great (actually even better than the day before), and the pain from the grazed skin was gone. I understand not only why I should not use the mitt more than once a week, but also why I should never share it with anybody else. It is such a deep exfoliation, if used inappropriately (as I have done) and the skin is grazed, you could transfer infections from one person to another.
You might use it as suggested but somebody else that you are sharing it with might not, and you could end up with some nasty skin condition—no more sharing Baiden Mitt with my husband, although as far as I can tell neither one of us has any skin problems. But you never know.
My skin color was much more uniform than normal, and it was a little more pink than usual. I think that the vigorous skin massage started to nourish the skin better, and it was glowing.
On day three, I decided to apply my favorite self-tanner Safetan. I wanted to see how my new skin worked with the fake tanning solution.
I applied it in the evening and went bed (not in the nude, just so the color wouldn't come off on the sheets).
When I woke up, I took a shower and examined my tan. It was absolutely gorgeous. I didn't apply any barrier cream whatsoever, and my ankles were not orange at all. My knees and elbows weren't bad either, although I did give them a light rub to make it perfect. This was so great! This time the tan had a glow to it like I had used a body shimmer lotion. Except it wasn't the tan glowing, it was my skin.
My tan was still going strong, although it was slightly lighter. It was also still very even, with no white patches anywhere, not even on my feet even though I wore runners when jogging. Normally by that stage, my tan would be virtually nonexistent, and if I wanted to keep it longer, I would have to use tan extending cream. I didn't use anything, and the only place that was lighter was my face because every night I use a toner, which has exfoliating properties.
At this point I was of two minds: I wanted to keep the tan longer, and on another hand, I really wanted to use it again. I think it was addictive. My skin was still glowing after exfoliating five days before, but after knowing what it could do—I wanted more!
I decide to scrub. This time I did not have a bath but a long shower. I scrubbed my whole body till both of my arms ached. Although a lot of stuff came off, it wasn't as much as the first time. Which is not surprising, if you do your math, it was only five days after my last session, not seven as recommended.
I got my husband to do my back again, and again he manages to get a lot off. I glowed brilliant pink again, and this time I got smarter. I turned the hot water off and rinsed off with cold water. WOW! The feeling was unbelievable.
I could still feel myself sweating, but the cooling effect of cold water was fantastic. Now I know why Scandinavians roll in the snow after a sauna. I'm sure this is great for my skin!
I was pleased that by day five, my skin was getting used to the whole process, and I could rub harder without any discomfort, and the redness didn't last long at all. After about one hour, I could, if I chose to, go out and look sort of "normal."
The best way to do it is to rinse the mitt as usual under hot water and squeeze out as much water as you can, then wrap one corner of the mitt around your "scrubbing finger" and then gently go around your face, your hands and toes, everywhere where it is more difficult to do a good job with a full hand. I also did a much better "detailing" job on my face, feet, and hands.
I didn't scrub on day 10, but I kept examining my body for changes. I found that the pores on my nose closed up significantly, and my nose was very shiny (hey, Rudolf). I always thought that I had a bit of Rosacea on my nose and around it, but with the pores closed, I could see that it is rather few capillaries that look like roots of the tree.
Open pores used to diffuse this effect, but now I can see clearly what it is. I will have to get them "done" now with IPL, I think.
It is strange how ambitious I suddenly got during this process. I had never been very vain, and some redness did not worry me before, but suddenly I wanted my skin to be perfect. I suppose that for the first time in my life I actually believed that it might be possible.
Another no scrubbing day, but I noticed that the scar on my knee looked much better. Half of it, which was not too bad to start with, didn't look any different from the rest of the skin on my knee, and the rest of it got very "wrinkly," so it is not as visible. Also, a shallow scar from immunization on my arm is so much better that I actually had to look for it. I ordered mitts for my boys who have mild acne scarring. I think it might help.
I think my skin started to cleanse itself from within because a lot of hard little scabby things started coming up to the surface. They felt like grains of sugar and I kept scratching them off, so my skin was a bit marked with numerous little scabs, but they healed quite quickly. After they fell off the skin looked good.
I also got a couple of really big pimples—you know the kind that feel like half of your face is getting sucked into them, but they matured, popped (I know it is naughty) and went away within three days. I have not had them for ages, so I am sure that it is the effect of the Baiden Mitten.
My skin seems to heal faster after using the mitt. I lightly nicked the top of my hand and after two days I could not find any trace of it. I think that I might be becoming a Superhero. Cool.
Days 12 and 13
The weekend was very hot. It was heading towards our Australian summer, and we were having an early heatwave. No scrubbing days again.
Because of the heat, my pores were opened slightly, and my face became quite oily. That is different because normally I have dry skin because of menopause. I think it was just a phase because on day 13 it was a bit less oily.
Tip: A good trick to get rid of excess oil is to place a tissue over your face and blot. The oil will get soaked into the tissue, and your face will lose the oily shine again. Repeat when necessary.
I did not scrub on day 14, but I had a meeting, so I put makeup on. It glided on so much more smoothly, and the effect was great! I would not say that I now have porcelain skin on my face, but it is definitely a big improvement.
Scrubbing day again. I learned a good lesson that day.
I sat in a pretty warm bath (I am not keen on warm baths in summer) for about 1 hour until I looked like a prune and then scrubbed. OMG. So, this is how it is supposed to be done. I did not have to scrub hard at all, and the dirt came in very long and thick rolls. I even did my back by myself, and the rolls of dirt even came off my face. Since I did not have to press hard on my skin, I did not get any skin grazing.
I can only imagine what a combination of the mitten with sauna or Jacuzzi could be! At the moment, I have no way of testing it out, but I will keep it in mind as a thing to do in the future.
I think that for the first time I have actually used it in a way that it was intended to be used.
My Continued Use and Routine
I lost count of the days, but I have not scrubbed again. The little scaly things that I scratched off healed over, and now my skin looks really even in coloring. My hands and feet are amazing, the cellulite on my thighs is way less visible (I am one of those lucky women who does not have a lot of cellulite, but even that little bit looks less), my stretch marks are now lighter and tighter and I had to put a towel in front of the keyboard, because my elbows are so soft that it hurt not to have any padding.
I spoke to the lady who imports Baiden Mittens. She has been using them for over 30 years. She tells me that from now on the difference will be only gradual, and not as extreme as after the first couple of uses, but if I compare my skin now and six months from now I will hardly be able to believe the results. I have seen her photos. Her skin is like a porcelain doll, and she tells me she, and other women in her family that have been using it have never had acne!
I really must check that out. Maybe, as usual, prevention can be better than cure?
What I Learned After Two Months of Use
- My skin is no longer as sensitive to the sun. Ever since I started menopause, my skin became super sensitive in many ways, and the worst one of those was that I could not even do as much as to get a newspaper from the letterbox or I would burn. Seeing that I live in a very sunny Australia, it really had an impact on my lifestyle. I felt like a vampire—unable to show my face in a sunny place.
- Now it takes me a very long time to tan at all (about two hours in the early morning sun) and when I do I tan brown. I have never tanned brown before unless I was extremely careful. Mind you I did push the envelope a bit the other day and went out in midday sun for over two hours, and I did burn, but it was nowhere near as bad as I would have burned if I did not use the Baiden Mitten. In one day, I went from red to deep brown and never even peeled.
- I can now tell when my body needs to be scrubbed with it because my skin feels clammy, and I feel like I have trouble taking in enough oxygen.
- I have learned that some parts of my body like my torso need scrubbing more often than the rest of my body, so I now scrub twice a week—whole-body one day, the other times just my torso.
- When I scrubbed my face twice a week, it actually got worse, not better in that my pores got larger and the skin was not as tight as it normally is. On the other hand, although I only use it on my face once a week now, I can scrub it pretty hard, even on my eyelids, under eyes and on my lips. The result—my eyelids got a lot tighter, and although I still have some wrinkles under my eyes, they only appear when I smile; otherwise, they are not really visible. And my lips—oh, my lips are delicious. Extremely smooth, great color and plump.
- My very old stretch marks on my tummy have improved dramatically. Mind you, I scrub my tummy very hard twice a week, but the stretch marks are not continuous lines now but have breaks along their length. The outer ones have disappeared altogether. After 30 years, I am again contemplating buying a bikini. Really.
- Scars are still there, but they have become more wrinkly, so they blend in better. I am not sure if they will totally disappear in time, but I do not really care. Maybe if I had some on my face it would have been an issue but on my knee? Nah.
- Squeeze as much water out of the Baiden Mitten as you can and your skin needs to be wet. Otherwise, it won't get as much dirt off.
- Scrub first from side to side and then up and down.
- Be gentle when you use the mitten at first. I have pressed too hard and got a little bit grazed skin around my nose, under my breasts, and in my armpits.
- Make sure you have some pure Aloe Vera gel on hand if you are too rough on your skin.
- Rinse off with cold water.
- Soak in the tub for a long time before using your Baiden Mitten. It's much easier and faster.
For Face, Feet, and Hands
- Rinse the mitt as usual under hot water and squeeze out as much water as you can.
- Wrap one corner of the mitt around your "scrubbing finger."
- Gently go around your face, your hands and toes—everywhere it is more difficult to do a good job with a full hand.
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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
Questions & Answers
I am going to purchase a baiden mitten, and have a question. After a few days of applying fake tan my skin is very dry, and I can’t remove the tan completely for about a week. Will this help with removing tan after say 3 days?
Yes, it will definitely help. First of all, your tan will not be so dry, you can keep it longer in great condition and also generally, you can remove it all easily.Helpful 1
Hi, I have just purchased the baiden mitten and used it twice. 2nd time I had small rolls of skin from tummy and back. A little from thighs, small amount upper arms but none from knees down or chest. I do use a strong Retin A cream on my chest so didn’t pay much attention there. I seem to scrub very hard, have a few raised pimple like things in my legs... soaked in shower 20 mins - not sure if it is working? Hope you can help, re. For example how much time would you spend on one arm?
Firstly, make sure that you wash the Baiden Mitten with soap and rinse out well before you scrub next time. We use some vegetable oils to keep the fibres free during production and this could make your skin slippery.
At the beginning especially, you might not get the same amount of dead skin rolling off from all parts of the body. Your body is a living thing and goes through its own cycles, and sometimes you get a lot off and sometimes not much at all.
Also, If you shave your legs, you already scrub some dead skin off, so it will be less. You can put just a small smudge of soap on the mitten as you scrub your legs, sometimes it starts the process going. It also helps if you bend your knees when you scrub. That way the skin has good tension and makes it easier for the mitten to get a good grip.
If you use Baiden Mitten regularly, your skin will get used to this method of exfoliation and you will be getting off quite a lot very regularly. In fact, the magic session is usually no 3 where people say "OMG, I did not know I was carrying so much dead skin on my body".
You do not need to scrub super hard, especially if you scrub side to side first lightly, that firmer up and down. It does not work if you do it in circles.
Even though at the moment you might not see as much dead skin as you would like to, the mitten is still working well, except the dead skin rolls are so tiny that they get trapped in the mitten until you rinse them out. You will see the difference in skin softness though and clarity.