It’s an essential beauty step for many of us, here’s why…
Glowing skin, exfoliating removes dead skin cells which in turn makes skin look fresher with a more even skin tone. Applying make-up over exfoliated skin will enable you to have a smoother complexion, however, it is also important to exfoliate your whole body too. Try The Beauty Caffe Coffee Scrub, £12.99, www.theskinnycaffe.com for soft skin head to toe.
Reducing breakouts by unclogging pores from excess oils which can cause acne and blemishes. Exfoliating helps remove dirt from the root of the cause, making it a powerful cleansing step for a clearer complexion.
Lessen the appearance of wrinkles, exfoliating gives a smoother skin tone which means that when you apply make-up the cosmetics it won’t sit on top of lines, making wrinkles appear less visible.
Maximises your tan, before you sun yourself or apply fake tan always exfoliate your entire body. James Harknett Fake Bake’s Global Creative Consultant advises: “Always exfoliate before self tanning as this will remove dead cells, and ensure you shave no less than 24hours before application, to give all pores the chance to close over which will avoid guide colour seeping into them.
Allows other cosmetics to work more effectively, exfoliating should always be your first step in your beauty routine because it allows the products to be absorbed into the skin quicker. If pores are blocked when you apply moisturisers, cleaners etc. they won’t be able to work to their full potential.
Hides the appearance of pores, when you have a build up of dirt and dead skin cells, pores appear larger. Exfoliating removes dirt which makes them look smaller.
Helps avoid ingrowing hair, when you have a leg wax or bikini wax this pulls the hair directly from the root which makes it grow back weaker. As the new hair isn’t as strong, it can’t always break through the skin, exfoliating will remove the dead skin cells which will help the hair break through and avoid ingrowing hair.
Removes dry skin, if your skin is feeling dehydrated one of the quickest ways of brining it back to life is by exfoliating away the flaky skin. Once you have scrubbed away the dry areas, apply a moisturiser after for best results.
Improves health, while there are many beauty benefits to exfoliating it also can improve your health wellbeing too. When you scrub skin this helps increase blood circulation which breaks down fatty tissues and toxins from the skin.
Breaks up pigmented skin, changes in your hormonal balance such as age and pregnancy can cause darker skin spots to appear, also known as pigmentation. Exfoliating helps to break up the pigmented cells which means the darker areas are less visible.