Have you heard of the glass skin trend? It's a popular skin care routine here in Canada, but it originated as a K-beauty trend. The goal is to make your skin look perfectly poreless, illuminated, and almost translucent.
You don't need to strive for this standard to make your skin feel soft and look beautiful, though. Clean skincare extends beyond your face. Knowing how to exfoliate your body means that you're taking care of all of your skin, and not just your face.
Read this guide and learn how to exfoliate your skin.
Why Exfoliate Your Skin
Regular exfoliation helps to remove dead skin cells from the outer layer of your skin. This will brighten the look for your skin. The act of exfoliating will also increase the blood circulation to your skin, which makes your skin healthier and look better.
How to Exfoliate Your Body The Right Way
The first step in exfoliating is to pick the right product. Look for a product that contains natural products so a gentle, yet effective scrub. Then grab your exfoliating gloves or loofah.
For the most impressive results, rub in circular motions with the gloves over your dry skin. Then hop in the shower and rinse. You'll then use your exfoliation product by massaging in circular motions over your skin.
Be sure to give areas that are prone to dryness more attention. This is usually your feet, knees, and elbows. You'll also want to get as much of your back as possible.
Once you've rubbed everywhere, rinse your entire body. You should now pat dry and apply a moisturiser. This is a prime time to moisturise because your skin is primed for absorbing and it will help keep your skin softer for longer.
How to Exfoliate Sensitive Skin
If you have sensitive skin, you'll want to avoid most exfoliators on the market. You'll find that they are too harsh for your skin. Look for a product that contains no harsh ingredients or fragrances.
These will irritate your skin. Instead, an exfoliator that is rich in moisturisers will help combat the irritation by replenishing your skin's much-needed moisture.
Instead of using harsh gloves or loofah to apply your exfoliator, use a soft washcloth or rub the bar gently on your skin in circular motions.
How Often to Exfoliate
There's some debate over how often you should exfoliate. The short answer is that frequency will vary from person to person. For some, their skin can only handle exfoliating once a week.
For others, exfoliating a few times a week is best. To figure out what frequency works for you, pay attention to how your skin creates to exfoliating. Those with oily skin tend to need exfoliation more often than others.
When to Stop Exfoliating
If you notice that your skin appears red, irritated, or inflamed, then you need to back off on exfoliating. Continuing to scrub past this point can damage your skin and make it worse.
Get Glowing Skin Today
Are you ready to have beautiful glowing skin? Now that you know how to exfoliate your body, you too can have touchable soft skin. Remember, start slow and pay attention to how your skin responds.
Try out one of our shower exfoliators today and start enjoying your new skin.