The Lowdown: Exfoliation

Exfoliation: If you haven’t heard of it, now is the time to learn. It should be an imperative part of every person’s beauty routine, it’s basically the secret to glowing skin!

Why?
The top layer of our skin is made up of ‘dead’ keratinised cells. These cells can make us look flaky, dull and rough, without necessarily being dry. To help our complexion look smooth and fresh again, we need to gently remove these dead cells and reveal new ones hiding beneath.

How?
We can exfoliate our faces by using a gentle scrub. These can be purchased just about anywhere or you can make one at home yourself. Here is a recipe for a scrub that exfoliates as well as treats acne and blackheads. The rest of our body can be exfoliated with a special glove (pictured). Use one of these in the shower with your favourite body wash, applying in a soft and circular motion. Need a little extra power? Combine the use of an exfoliating glove with a body scrub, hello new cells!

Depending on the condition and type of your skin, I recommend exfoliating 2-4 times per week. If you have sensitive skin, you will need to be extra gentle and exfoliate less. Those with dry skin, probably up to four times a week and people, like me, with combination/oily/normal skin should exfoliate 3 times per week.

Body Shop Exfoliating Glove $8.95

The Result?
Fresh, radiant, & glowing skin. Boost the benefits by moisturising daily, even if you have oily skin! I can’t stress this enough. Beauty begins with the most basic of care. Cleansing, exfoliating and moisturising are three super important, but so simple, ways of taking care of your skin.

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