Oftentimes when we mention exfoliation, our thoughts go to the face right away. However, exfoliation goes beyond the face. In simple terms, exfoliation is getting rid of dead skin cells, dirt and impurities on the body. This means exfoliation can be done from head to toe with no qualms. How do you go about it? Let's take it in sections
When exfoliating the face, one of the most important things to take into consideration is your skin type and skin conditions you might be facing. Physical exfoliants are best for sensitive skin whilst chemical peels and exfoliants are best for normal skin.
To start, wet your face a bit with water to make it damp. Applying the exfoliant on dry skin might be too harsh on your skin. Apply the exfoliant on your damp face in circular motion and work it on face for about 2-3 minutes. Wipe it off with a warm damp towel or rinse it off, wipe face and moisturize.
Yes, you can exfoliate your lips too. Particularly if you have very dry or flaky lips. In this case, a sugar scrub such as the Kaydua Luxury Face and Body Scrub works. It comes in five variants, Charcoal, Ghana Chocolate, Hibiscus, Moringa and Coffee.
Apply the scrub on wet lips. With your fingers, gently rub scrub on lips in small circular motions for about a minute. Wipe off with a warm towel and apply lip gloss or Shea Butter after.
Doing this just before taking a shower is a good idea. Again, make sure your body is just a little bit damp not wet. Apply the exfoliant to your body starting with your arms, chest area, back, thighs and legs. As you imagine, this could take a while.
Gently massage unto these areas for 2-3 minutes at each section. Follow it up with a shower. You'll come out feeling so refreshed! Moisturize and you're all set.
How Often To Exfoliate
As it is with any skincare routine, consistency pays off. Exfoliating consistently every 2-3 days works best. Make it part of your skincare routine and reap its benefits.
When it comes to skincare, knowing what works for your skin is important. Although these are standard practices, keep experimenting to find out what works best for you and stick with it.