Exfoliation is essential to regenerate skin cells. It helps to give you cleaner, brighter and smoother looking skin.
Many people regularly exfoliate their face, but they should also exfoliate their body too. It stimulates blood circulation and removes dirt and dead skin cells. Exfoliating can also help your skin to absorb moisturisers or serums.
You can exfoliate your face and skin in the following ways:
Use a scrub – take a small amount of the scrub and gently massage into your skin. Wash it off with warm water. Try our oat and brown sugar exfoliant scrub or mint and rosemary scrub.
Use a loofah in the shower – wet the loofah and apply body wash to it. Rub the loofah against your skin. Wash the body wash off with warm water. You could also use an exfoliating glove or sponge.
Dry brushing – use a firm, dry, bristled brush to brush your skin. Starting at your feet, brush your skin with long strokes towards your heart. Read more at https://hopewoodlifestyle.com.au/2019/12/dry-skin-brushing/.
Be gentle when exfoliating and use small, circular motions. It’s important to use warm water when washing your skin – hot water is harsh and can dry out your skin. After exfoliating, apply a moisturiser, serum or lip balm to keep your skin hydrated.
If you notice that your skin is inflamed, irritated or starting to peel, you should avoid exfoliating.