I have NO idea why I waited until my 30s to start exfoliating my body. I knew it was good for my face, but didn’t take the time to actually exfoliate my body. I just never bought into the idea that I really needed it. Like many of you, I was just relying on my moisturizers to do the job, but I was wrong! Exfoliating is a GAME CHANGER in your skincare routine and a must and here is why:
- Soften, Smooths and Brightens Skin – Excess /dead skin cells and impurities can cause a rough and uneven skin texture. Exfoliating removes the dead skin cells, which help bring healthy cells to the skin’s surface, creating a more smooth and even skin texture. It also helps in blood circulation which delivers oxygen and nutrients to the skin’s surface so dull, rough skin is transformed into glowing skin!
- Relieves Dryness – If you do have dry skin, exfoliating is a must because the dry dead skin cells block water and your moisturizers to full absorb into the skin. I had a customer recently reach out to me the other day and tell me that her legs finally stopped itching after she started using the scrub on a daily basis and this is exactly why!
- Allows your moisturizer to do what is it meant to do – If you don’t exfoliate your moisturizer will not be able to do its job. You will be moisturizing the dead skin cells which will actually prohibit the proper penetration of moisturizers your skin really needs. Regular exfoliation removes the built up of excess skin cells, making way for products to really absorb and work more effectively. Better absorption of products will help your skin stay hydrated and nourished! Also, often we over apply moisturizers because we think we need more and maybe they aren’t doing the job, however, if you start to exfoliate, most likely you will not be using the quantity of moisturizers you are using today. 🙂
- Helps to get an even tan and more long-lasting tan. – If you use a self-tanner, get a sun kissed tan, or get a spray tan, exfoliation is a must and it goes back to sloughing off the top layer of dead skin cells. Removing these cells will reveal the fresh skin cells beneath, which will form the smooth base that your spray tan or self tanner will stick to. The fresher your skin cells, the longer the life of your tan!
- Prevent and help improve body acne – Regular exfoliating is a really big part of preventing and treating body acne and inflamed pores. You want to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of your skin to help prevent bacteria, sweat, and dirt from getting stuck underneath the skin’s surface.
Some quick tips!
- You should be exfoliating two to three times a week for the best results.
- Cleanse the skin before your scrub.
- Scrub prior to shaving your legs and bonus tip, use a body oil for shaving your legs (another game changer!)