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How To Exfoliate

Whether your after clean smooth skin or in need of a detox for yourself, exfoliation is an essential when pampering yourself at home. But did you know that there are two different types of exfoliation? First there’s physical, which involves scrubbing of the skin, and then there’s chemical, which traditionally involves peeling. Both of these methods help to remove dead skin cells and reveal new skin.   

As your face can be one of the most sensitive areas on your face when cleaning, it’s best to avoid the use of a scrub as it can be a little too rough on the skin. A peel is traditionally best as it is easier to apply and remove, and leaves the skin feeling smooth. Whereas areas where skin is traditionally a bit tougher, such as arms, knees and elbows are best exfoliated using the scrubbing method as you can really go to town and cleanse your skin.  

As your face can be one of the most sensitive areas on your face when cleaning, it’s best to avoid the use of a scrub as it can be a little too rough on the skin. A peel is traditionally best as it is easier to apply and remove, and leaves the skin feeling smooth. Whereas areas where skin is traditionally a bit tougher, such as arms, knees and elbows are best exfoliated using the scrubbing method as you can really go to town and cleanse your skin.  

As far as utensils go, especially for scrubbing, not much can surpass the use of a simple exfoliating glove. Those made from natural plant fibres are even better for the skin, as opposed to more synthetically made glove. Applying a natural and organic soap or lotion to the glove will result in your skin feeling revitalized and refreshed. Simply scrub away dead skin cells to reveal the new skin underneath and feel cleansed as your healthy new skin begins to show, unclogging pores in the process.

Natural bath Scrub

With so many different areas on the body where we can exfoliate, sometimes it can be hard to know which method to use where and what are the best practices for certain areas. We’ve provided some essential tips to exfoliate various areas of the body, leaving you with clean, clear and revitalised skin.

Face:

As we’ve briefly mentioned, your face is one of the most sensitive areas you can exfoliate, so you should take extra care when doing so. We’ve already established that using a scrub isn’t necessarily the best method when looking to clean your face, and that a peel will be more beneficial. Peels such as natural face masks help to detoxify and cleanse the skin, whilst also leaving it smooth and refreshed.

Lips:

This is one area where everyone has had issues, whether it be dry lips in the Winter or cold sores and spots developing around the lips, it’s not uncommon to want to constantly pop, squeeze and peel every blemish that we see. Sometimes the perfect solution can be found in small sizes. A handy lip scrub is all you need to regain those perfect lips you want. Rich in natural oils forming a hydrating and nourishing barrier on the lips, a lip scrub helps to remove any dry skin found on the lips, whilst hydrating them at the same time. Exfoliate on the go as lip scrubs are so easy to carry around, so the pampering doesn’t have to end at home.

Mojito Lip Scrub

Arms & Legs:

Your arms go through a lot every day, so it’s nice to take a bit of time out and refresh them and give them a new lease of life. As we’ve noted, a scrub is the perfect method to help remove dead skin cells, exfoliate and feel refreshed.  Scrubbing them with an exfoliating glove or a loofah will work wonders, and finish off the exfoliation by applying a natural skin lotion to moisturise and keep the skin feeling smooth and soft.

Elbows & Knees:

You’ll have to be a bit more aggressive when exfoliating these areas, after all it’s where you’ll find the roughest skin. No one likes the feeling of rough skin, even after exfoliating, but there are a few steps you can take to ensure the skin on your elbows and knees remains smooth and soft. After exfoliating, you’ll want to dry off the areas you have scrubbed, but don’t dry those areas completely. Apply a moisturiser onto the appropriate areas to trap and seal the water from your shower/bath into your skin.

Exfoliating scrub


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