Exfoliating the skin every once in a while helps shed impurities and dead skin cells attached to the surface of the skin. Making a habit or routine from regularly cleansing and exfoliating the skin allows it to become radiant, silky smooth and healthy as it is stripped bare of harmful free radicals.
You will need :
- Choose between: skin clarifying body polish, regular body scrub or exfoliator, multivitamin enhanced body scrub, shower gel
- Choose between : loofah, body brush, double sided body sponge, exfoliating gloves
- Pumice stone
- Tooth brush
- Petroleum Jelly
- DIY exfoliant (choose between) : sugar, baking soda, sea salt, ground almonds or walnuts, etc. (most natural, grainy components will do just fine)
- Body lotion or body cream
- Facial exfoliator
- Facial cream
The body should be watered in the shower cabin or bathtub and then slowly, beginning with the soles of the feet, going upwards, all the way to the chin, nape and area behind the ears it should be covered in an even mixture of body scrub or exfoliator and shower gel. Using a loofah, exfoliating glove or a double sided body sponge make circular motions against the skin as you are brushing, whilst careful not to insist too much on a certain area or put too much pressure. A body brush allows you to lather and exfoliate hard to reach areas such as the back.
DIY exfoliants or homemade body scrubs can easily be made by combining several ingredients and applying them on damp skin. The advantage is that they are homemade and will probably be lacking preservatives and possibly harmful artificial ingredients. Sugar can be a great scrub and exfoliant due to its grainy state and because it is natural, it can be used for both the face and body. (*note : brown sugar is even better than white sugar, as it isn’t refined and all the natural properties remain intact).
A different type of scrub or exfoliant should be used for the face, one that is specially designed for this sensitive area. After using the desired products, make sure to rinse well and apply face cream before exiting the bathroom.
For the exfoliation of the lips you will need to apply a consistent amount of petroleum jelly onto the lips and with circular motions move a tooth brush across them, gently swiping from left to right.
The soles of the feet require a pumice stone for removing dead skin cells and mending the state of calluses or halting their formation.
Rashes, irritations or any other reactions to the exfoliation process can be avoided by respecting the aforementioned indications. Following this and prior to exiting the bathroom, you should evenly apply a rich amount of body lotion or body cream in order to properly hydrate the skin and break down the possibility of developing any irritations or rashes.
Using adequate products and the right techniques for exfoliating and hydrating the skin, you will surely enjoy a soft, glowing skin in the briefest period of time.