August 15, 2011
Exfoliation is the process of removing the top layer of dead skin cells from your epidermis by abrasion, which usually means scrubbing with a loofah sponge or using some type of grainy material, such as salt crystals or special beads.
If you do this regularly, you can keep your skin looking healthy and bright. You'll also reduce the appearance of wrinkles, giving yourself a youthful glow.
If you'd like to practice good body skincare by exfoliating, here are a few tips to get you started:
1. Brush your skin with a dry loofah before you get into the shower or bath to get rid of dead surface cells.
2. Once you've lathered yourself with a good exfoliating product, such as Elemis Skin Buff Exfoliator, scrub your skin in small, circular motions - but don't press too hard. You don't want to slough off any healthy skin!
3. When you're through, let your skin air dry or pat yourself gently with a towel. Then, apply a good quality moisturizer, such as Elemis Maximum Moisture Day Cream.
By practicing thorough exfoliation once or twice each week, you'll refresh your skin and get that all-over glow you've been looking for.