Do I Need to Exfoliate the Skin on My Body?
In general, the skin on our body is less sensitive than that on our face and can therefore stand up to a more rigorous exfoliation schedule. Health experts typically recommend that you exfoliate the body two to three times each week.
If you have sensitive skin, make a point of exfoliating less often and using a scrub or brush that is softer and less abrasive.
You should not have to scrub very hard or very often to get the dead skin cells off. If you scrub too hard or on an excessive schedule, you can start to remove healthy skin cells instead, which can cause damage to your skin.
If you find your skin looking red after you have finished exfoliating or you find yourself feeling sore, it may be time to cut down on how often you exfoliate.
When exfoliating, use gentle but firm, circular motions on the skin. You can use an exfoliating body scrub, or simply wash with a washcloth or loofah to remove dead skin cells. You can also use a salt scrub or EHA gentle exfoliator to exfoliate, which will increase blood flow to the skin giving you an extra burst of energy. Just be sure to watch your skin for signs of irritation so you do not wind up causing any damage. Happy scrubbing!
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