It smooths the skin, improves blood circulation, nourishes the body, removes dead skin. What is it? Yes, of course, we are talking about an exfoliating scrub. Check when and how to exfoliate, explore the kinds of scrubs and find out which parts of the body require smoothing regularly.
How to exfoliate?
Before you begin to exfoliate your facial skin, firstly, remove your make-up. When it comes to exfoliating your body, take a shower and wash it with a gel or a soap. Take your favourite scrub and massage in circular motion until you see your skin turning pink and until you start feeling warmth. When exfoliating facial skin, remember to avoid eye and lip areas. Otherwise, you may cause irritations on the delicate skin. The process should last no more than five minutes. To make it easier, you can use a sponge or a special glove. After the procedure, rinse your body thoroughly and apply your favourite, moisturising body butter or lotion.
When to exfoliate?
When the skin of the body and the face is smooth, nutrients contained in the cosmetics that we later apply, pass through the pores more quickly and begin to work almost immediately. Therefore, exfoliate your skin whenever you intend to apply a mask or other personal care products. It is a very good idea to use a scrub before epilation. The razor will glide on your silky smooth skin much easier. What is more it will limit the ingrown hairs. Applying self-tanner will also become very pleasant, quick and easy. Your new tan will be perfect, and the resulting colour – even.
What to exfoliate with?
The cosmetic market offers a wide variety of different scrubs. They contain ground nut shells, crushed seeds or corundum particles. Equally popular are also sugar and salt scrubs, which you can combine with honey, butter or cosmetic oils. The larger the abrasive particles, the better the effect will be. Remember, however, that coarse-grained scrubs can irritate sensitive skin.
What to exfoliate?
You can apply scrub to your whole body. However, you must pay more attention to elbows, knees and heels.
The skin on these parts is thicker and damaged more frequently. Face, neck and décolleté must be exfoliated gently. What is more, you can also try out enzyme scrubs that dissolve dead cells and leave skin smooth and beautiful. This type is especially recommended for sensitive and allergy-prone skin.