Exfoliating should be part of our daily routine but for so many of us, it gets overlooked. You could be doing everything right; wearing SPF, moisturising, toning, cleansing etc. but, if you’re not exfoliating, there is room for improvement in your skincare routine.

Why Is It Important?

Skin cell regeneration slows down as we age. It means that the body is slower to shed its skin cells and generate brand new ones. Having dry skin isn’t the only indication that you need to exfoliate. If your skin isn’t looking as bright as usual, it’s probably because you’ve got a pile of dead skin cells sitting on top of it. Yes, we know that’s gross!

By exfoliating, you’re buffering away the dead skin to showcase the newer, brighter skin hiding underneath. If we leave the dead skin cells for too long, we’ll also notice that our pores get clogged – resulting in spots and acne.

By exfoliating the skin, the moisturiser, cleanser and toner we use is able to penetrate way, way deeper into the cells and produce even better results.

How Should I Exfoliate?

It’s important to exfoliate your face and body. For your face, there are many different exfoliators to choose from. Each option works for different skin, so take a real good look at your skin and buy accordingly.

There are some great tubs of cream exfoliators available on the market that are suitable for your body. It’s important not to use the same exfoliator on your face and body. Body exfoliators are often too harsh for the delicate skin of your face.

If you decide to use a cream, make sure you apply it before the shower for maximum effect.

A soap exfoliator is a great alternative to the classic cream as it can target particularly troublesome areas more effectively. Plus, it doesn’t leave a grainy residue in the bath afterwards.