Are exfoliating gloves good for your skin? There are several advantages to using exfoliating gloves during the dry skin brushing process, before you bathe/shower. The main advantage is that your skin will look more radiant and smoother. Another benefit is that exfoliating removes the top layer of dead skin cells that are on the face and body. This gives your skin a new glow as the dead cells are removed and the new skin cells develop.