How to Exfoliate Dry Skin

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How to Exfoliate Dry Skin. When you exfoliate your skin, you are mildly abrading your skin and removing the surface layer of dead cells. This helps hide fine lines, and adds a glow and luster to your skin. Once you start exfoliating regularly, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it - your skin will feel great all day.

Things You'll Need

  • Exfoliating Cleanser
  • Exfoliating Products
  • Foot Lotions
  • Hand And Body Lotion
  • Moisturizing Facial Masks

Wet your body in the tub or shower.

Use a synthetic scrubbing sponge, exfoliating gloves or a body loofah.

Apply an exfoliating cleanser to your skin or sprinkle it onto your sponge. Some exfoliating cleansers contain as much as 25-percent ground volcanic rock; if you have dry skin, avoid these. Choose a gentle exfoliating cleanser with a label saying it's appropriate for dry skin.

Scrub the exfoliating cleanser over your skin using your sponge, gloves or loofah; make circular motions.

Be gentle over sensitive parts of the body, like delicate neck and thigh tissue.

Rinse skin thoroughly.

Follow up with a good moisturizer. Remember that exfoliating makes your already dry skin drier. Choose a lotion with alpha- or beta-hydroxy acids, or any favorite moisturizer made for dry skin.

Tips & Warnings

  • Mash up papaya and smear it over your body. Papaya enzymes exfoliate skin.
  • Exfoliating gloves can be used every few days, and are especially effective because they are so easy to use.
  • Use exfoliating cleansers with care. If used too often or too vigorously, skin can become cracked or severely dry. The cleansers can even cause tiny skin blood vessels to break.

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