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Exfoliating Your Body

Laura Lee
Apr 25, 2022

Do you want radiant and glowing skin? Have you tried a range of products but not succeeded? Regardless of how many products you use, you will not truly get radiant and glowing skin unless you exfoliate your body. This involves removing the top skin layer over your body, which mainly consists of dead skin cells. This article addresses the number of times you should exfoliate your body and the benefits of exfoliating.

Exfoliating helps stimulate collagen synthesis to improve the skin’s texture and integrity. It also keeps the skin looking plump, tight, and young! What more can you want? Exfoliating your skin also allows it to absorb moisturizer better. Since your dead skin cell buildup is removed, when moisturizer is applied it soaks into the skin more thoroughly.

Scrub with coconut flakes

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Exfoliating your skin also unclogs pores and prevents ingrown hairs. By regularly using a body scrub, you’ll unclog your pores. This also prevents razor bumps and the growth of ingrown hairs. After you have exfoliated, your skin will be smoother than ever and even more even. This is because once you remove dry skin, dead and dry cells are removed in the process. Otherwise, your skin becomes dull in appearance and has a cracked texture too.

Regarding how often you should exfoliate, it depends on your skin type and the other ingredients in your routine. If you are only beginning to use a scrub on your skin, use a gentle product only once or twice a week. But you can go up to using one exfoliation product a day, as long as it is not irritating your skin! However, if you are in doubt, it is always best to consult a certified dermatologist.