Mon - Fri : 9:00 - 5:00
955 Sansburys Way, Suite 209 West Palm Beach
info@drnavarro.com

Navarro Dermatology Blog

Skin care tips, news & more from Dr. Navarro!
17
Feb

GET SMOOTH GLOWING SKIN

Many women exfoliate their faces but forget about other body parts. As the weather heats up and you get bikini-ready, you shouldexfoliate all over. Exfoliation is also important before applying tanning products or when rejuvenating winter-weary skin.

Items you need for exfoliation

  • Exfoliating cleanser
  • Loofah, body brush or exfoliating gloves
  • Pumice stone
  • Body lotion

How to exfoliate

Exfoliating tip

Before stepping into the shower, brush your dry skin with your loofah, body brush or exfoliating gloves. This will help remove the loose skin and prepare your skin for the exfoliating process. Begin with the soles of your feet, working your way up your body.

Exfoliating tip

Get into the shower and wet your body from head to toe. Don’t exfoliate your skin if you are sunburned or have any open cuts or wounds.

Exfoliating tip

Use a pumice stone on your feet to eliminate rough spots and calluses. If your feet are extremely rough, soak them in a basin of warm water mixed with a cup of milk for 30 minutes before getting into the shower.

Exfoliating tip

Apply your exfoliating cleanser to your loofah or gloves. Begin scrubbing your body in a circular motion starting with the bottoms of your feet and working your way up. When you reach the bikini area, don’t scrub too hard because the skin is very sensitive.

Exfoliating tip

Use a body brush to exfoliate your back and other hard-to-reach places.

Exfoliating tip

Be gentle on your face, particularly around your eyes and mouth. Use an exfoliating product especially formulated for the face, which is gentler than products designed to be used on the body.

Exfoliating tip

Don’t forget about your hands. You want them to look and feel soft and smooth too!

Exfoliating tip

Rinse your body with lukewarm water, follow by the coldest water you can stand. Apply a shower gel to soften your skin, if you’d like.

Exfoliating tip

After stepping out of the shower, apply a moisturizing body lotion all over. Body lotions and facial moisturizers containing alpha or beta hydroxy acids are ideal choices because these acids contine to remove dead skin cells.

Exfoliating tip

Use body moisturizer once a day. Exfoliation is drying to the skin, so you must keep your skin hydrated.

http://www.sheknows.com/beauty-and-style/articles/803596/how-to-exfoliate-your-skin