Exfoliate body skin to show off softer, smoother arms & legs summer! We’re sharing tips to help you do it just like the pros.
Why Exfoliate Body Skin?
Exfoliation comes from the Latin, exfoliatus (to strip of leaves). It’s a term used to describe the process of removing dead skin cells, which can leave skin looking and feeling rough and dry. We’ve written about exfoliation before, but in this post, we’re focusing on body skin, because so much more of it is on display during the warmer, summer months.
Exfoliation not only helps to improve the look and feel of your skin, it can also help to minimize and eliminate ingrown hairs and clogged pores. Using a fake tanner this summer? Exfoliate first to ensure a more even application and better results.
How to Exfoliate Like a Pro
Here’s how to get softer, smoother skin on your body:
1. Use a washcloth, sponge/loofah or bristle brush.
These are best used on dry skin and help to rub away excess skin flakes, leaving your skin softer and cleaner than before. Apply a bit of pressure and scrub gently over your skin in small, circular motions starting from the ankles and working your way upwards.
2. Elevate the experience with a body polish!
Our skin pampering Bamboo & Lemongrass Foaming Body Polish works best with wet skin dampened first in the shower or bath. Or, you can use it after getting to work on dry skin. The process is the same – whisk away dry skin cells by using small circular motions, working up from your ankles. Take care or avoid sensitive areas like your torso or breasts.
3. End with a rinse.
To get rid of flaky skin and wash away residual product. Follow with a treatment like our Shea Body Butter or Lemon Rose Body Oil to seal in moisture and help keep skin hydrated.
If you’re exfoliating your entire body, pay extra attention to your heels, elbows, and knees. These areas often experience the most dryness and should be given special attention. Aim to exfoliate once or twice a week and say hello to silkier skin!