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Most of us who try to have a good skincare regiment remember to give ourselves a little exfoliation love, but are we doing it properly without damaging our skin in the process?
Exfoliating helps remove the dead skin cells, exposing the beautiful glowy skin underneath. A good exfoliation routine is the best way to allow your moisturiser, face oils or lotions to better absorb into your skin. Whether you're looking to rejuvenate dehydrated skin or slough away rough skin, proper exfoliation is key. Many don't know how to exfoliate the skin and how often to do it. This is the main reason why our skin ends up feeling dry or having severe breakouts. Read on for a few tips to exfoliate your skin without causing any damage.1. BUY THE RIGHT KIND OF PRODUCTPick a product formulated for your body and another for your face. The body's skin, as compared to the face, is less delicate and requires products with bigger, coarser granules. We recommend Biossentials Pure Botanical Salt Scrubs - in Ginger, Juniper and Rose options - for your body and Biossentials Facial Polish with grounded rose, pine and lemon for your face.2. WET YOUR BODY BEFORE EXOLIATINGIt's important to dampen your skin before exfoliating to minimise the abrasiveness of the scrub. Get in the shower and wet your body from head to toe.3. APPLY YOUR PRODUCT IN CIRCULAR MOTIONS.Apply your scrub in circular motions, which will ensure you don't miss any spots and also encourages circulation to the skin. On larger body parts, you can widen your circles and use smaller ones in more concentrated areas, such as the soles of your feet. Take care of areas where the skin is more sensitive, like the bikini area and the chest.4. RINSE THOROUGHLY.Rinse your body thoroughly after you are done exfoliating. Don't leave the product on your skin too long as it might cause your skin to feel dry and itchy. Follow up with a blast of cold water to close your pores.5. MOISTURISE MOISTURISE MOISTURISE.Step out of the shower, dry off and apply your moisturising lotion all over to seal in the moisture and keep your skin hydrated, soft and radiant. If you exfoliated your face, apply your moisturiser or face oil. We recommend any of our beneficial body oils or wonderful moisturising lotions.Exfoliation has amazing benefits, including brighter and softer skin. We recommend to exfoliate your skin at least once a week. There are arguments that suggest exfoliating scrubs can be more harmful than good, but according to Sydney dermatologist, Dr Michelle Hunt, no scientific evidence has been found to support a link between long-term skin damage or aging and scrub. Moral of the story is that as with anything in life, you should make sure you don't overdo it.