How to exfoliate your body

Give your body a scrub

Dead skin cells can make your skin look dull and older than it really is. To liven it up and make your skin feel and look refreshed, exfoliation is a must. There are many ways to accomplish this, you can buy pre-made products that can be rubbed on or you can create your own from products that you have around the house. The choice is up to you but either way, to look your best you need to begin exfoliating today.


Step 1

The first thing you need to do is to take a good look at your skin. Not just your face but your entire body. Is your skin looking lifeless and dry? Exfoliation is in order. If you are a person who doesn’t care much for products or you have very sensitive skin, the easiest way to exfoliate is to use a loofah sponge or buy special exfoliation gloves. This allows you to remove the old dead skin cells without using anything except the sponge or gloves. The loofah may need to be soaked prior to use, especially the first time to be sure it doesn’t scratch your delicate skin.

Step 2

If you like products, there are a wide variety on the market that will work well. Sugar is often a component of body scrubs. You can purchase them very inexpensively at places such as Marshalls or TJ Maxx or choose one that blends well with your normal perfume. If you want to make your own scrub, there are lots of recipes on the Internet, here is one website that offers both sugar and salt scrubs. Whether you use a scrub or just a loofah or mitts, the basic process is the same.

Step 3

There are several ways that you can choose to exfoliate your skin. You can do it while you are in the shower, you can do it while you are in the tub and lastly you can choose to do the actual exfoliating before you get into either the shower or the bath. There are lots of pluses of the latter choice. If you want to exfoliate before you get into the shower or tub then spread a towel out onto the bathroom floor. If you are using a product take a small handful and start applying it from the bottom up. Use a circular motion to exfoliate your feet first and then work your way up your legs and trunk. End up with your arms and hands. Doing your back can be a challenge, sometimes help may be required. You can use a sponge with a handle to help or get a partner to do the deed.

Step 4

You will want to exfoliate your face and neck too but use a product that is designed especially for these areas. The skin on your face and neck is more delicate and you have to be careful not to overdo it. You never want to pull or stretch your skin.

Step 5

Step into the shower or bath and gently wash off the scrub that you have applied. Be very careful if there is any oil in your scrub, this makes your shower or tub slippery and falling can be a real issue. Actually sitting down in the tub lessen the danger of falling. If you notice any areas that still appear dull or dry you can apply more scrub and concentrate on that area. Gently dry your skin and apply a moisturizer while the skin cells are open to it.

Step 6

How often you need to exfoliate will be determined by your skin type and the overall condition of your skin. Once a week is usually sufficient, you don’t want to overdo it and irritate your skin. You should notice a marked difference in the look and texture of your skin once you have added exfoliation into your regular beauty regime.

Things Needed
• Loofah sponge
• Exfoliating mitts
• Body Scrub
• Recipe to make your own scrub

Tips & Warnings
• For a real treat, go to your local day spa for an exfoliating treatment.


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