Most of us who try to take good care of our skin remember to exfoliate our faces, but what about our bodies? Just like our face, even our body needs exfoliation. Exfoliation involves the removal of the oldest dead skin cells on the skin’s outermost surface. This process helps your skin look smoother and more youthful. A regular body scrub can do wonders with the health and appearance of our skin. Without regular exfoliation, one can end up with clogged pores, which block moisture from getting into the deeper layers and creating a hard, unattractive exterior.
Scrubbing for even one minute twice a week will keep the skin fresh. If you have super sensitive skin, only exfoliate once a week. Exfoliate your entire body and pay special attention to drier regions such as your knees, elbows, heels and target problem areas where cellulite can appear such as your buttocks and thighs. This process should be done in a very gentle circular motion. If you tend to break out, be cautious with the ingredients that can irritate and inflame the skin, like crushed nuts and salt.
Regular exfoliation will give a smoother skin and also helps in reducing the appearance of dark spots and gives smoother elbows and knees. Don’t forget to apply your regular body lotion after exfoliation. Be careful when you are exfoliating near wounds and cuts as this will cause more irritation and pain. Wait for at least 24 hrs after waxing, to use body scrubs. Avoid taking hot showers soon after exfoliating as it will cause more irritation. Always experiment with any new body scrub on a small area of skin first to be sure it works well for you.