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Banish dullness with body exfoliation

05/02/2014 by Alexandra

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Ready to invigorate and rejuvenate your skin? There is no better way than a nice exfoliating body scrub.

Exfoliating is an integral part of any beauty regime and is often overlooked. Not exclusive to your face, regular exfoliation reveals brighter skin from beneath a build-up of dead skin cells – all over the body.

Benefits of exfoliation

  • Removes dead skin cells and surface toxins
  • Makes your skin softer and smoother, fresher and brighter
  • Boosts your circulation and helps unclog pores
  • Accelerates the growth of new cells
  • Results in a more even tan
  • New cells are better at absorbing moisture applied to the surface

How to exfoliate your body

  1. Brush dry skin before showering. See our guide to dry body brushing.
  2. Get into the bath or shower and wet your entire body.
  3. Apply exfoliating scrub/cleanser to your wash cloth (mild exfoliation) or loofah (extensive exfoliation). Choose an exfoliator that contains natural ingredients such as organic raw cane sugar, oatmeal, finely grounded almonds, pomegranate or cranberry.

" Body scrubs are a remarkable way to invigorate and rejuvenate your skin. "

  1. Massage lightly onto your body, but firmly. Continue massaging until a rosy glow appears. The massage action improves circulation, breaking up fatty deposits that can cause cellulite. See our guide to cellulite.
  2. Rinse with warm water and towel dry.

Exfoliation does remove some of the skin's surface oils so choose an oil-based sugar scrub if you suffer from dry skin. If you have extra thirsty skin, follow with a hydrating body lotion. Also the perfect time to apply your cellulite lotion! Body scrubs are a remarkable way to invigorate and rejuvenate your skin. They help with circulation and the abrasive action will help to remove dead skin cells and open pores, allowing them to breathe. In order to avoid skin irritation do not use a salt scrub after shaving.

How often should I exfoliate?

It takes at least a few days for a sizeable amount of dead cells to accumulate. Exfoliating your skin once or twice a week is sufficient.

Body exfoliation tips

Sugar crystals are hexagonal in shape making them gentler and kinder to the skin than salt. The deep cleansing action of the sugar crystals is achieved without the drying effects often experienced with salt-based body scrubs. NOTE! Skin exfoliation is not recommended for irritated or broken skin such as sunburn, rash or skin sores.

You can make your own exfoliating cleanser, if you prefer – just mix raw cane sugar, olive oil and a little lemon juice together – you can also add a few drops of essential oils. Always exfoliate before you apply a Self Tan Lotion. Be sure to exfoliate every bit of dead skin or you will notice streaks that are darker than others. Areas of special attention are knees, elbows, feet and knuckles. See our self tanning guide.

Ideal for banishing dull skin, smoothing your skin after shaving or preparing your body for self tanning, our natural and organic body exfoliators are kind and revitalising. Our Sugar Scrub, made with organic cane sugar, Shea butter and Rosehip, leaves your skin sensuously soft to the touch and is ideal for all ages and skin types. If you are looking for an advanced body exfoliator and you are aged 35+, consider our Age Defy+ Exfoliating Body Crème. Its 3-way exfoliating action from natural ingredients including Bamboo stem extract, Pineapple extract and Bentonite clay has a seriously deep-cleansing action to leave your skin bright and revitalised.

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