Exfoliating helps keep your skin looking young and fresh. Exfoliating isn't just for your face either--your whole body can benefit. It can be done with a special exfoliating wash or using a simply body brush to remove dead skin cells.
Things You'll Need
- Exfoliating cleanser
- Body brush
- Sponge or wash cloth
Exfoliate Your Face
Determine what your skin type is. If you have difficulty, visit the makeup counter at the mall. The professionals there can help you decide.
Purchase an exfoliating cleanser designed for your skin type. Use a separate cleanser for your face and one for your body.
Wash your face with a gentle cleanser; rinse but do not dry your face.
Apply a small amount of the exfoliator to your finger tips.
Using a gentle circular motion, apply exfoliator to your face, paying close attention to your trouble areas. Rub gently for about a minute or per the instructions on the exfoliator. Rinse well with warm, not hot water. Follow up by splashing your face with cool water to close your pores.
Pat your face dry with a clean towel and continue with your normal skin care routine.
Exfoliate Your Body
Determine your skin type and purchase an exfoliator that is correct for you. Make sure the exfoliator is not for your face, but for your body.
Take a dry body brush and rub gently in circular motions all over your body, before getting into the shower. This helps loosen dead skin.
Apply a small amount of the exfoliator to a damp sponge or wash cloth, once in the shower. Using a gentle circular motion, rub the exfoliator into your arms, chest, stomach, legs and back.
Rinse well, pat dry and moisturize.