Not to be confused with facial exfoliation (which is much more delicate), body exfoliation can be accomplished in a myriad of methods. The most important thing is that you do it to keep your skin looking vibrant and healthy.
So here’s the go-to list of face and body exfoliator products that you can buy or find around the house.
Body Exfoliator Products
Beaded shower gel or scrub. A wash meant for the shower that has granular beads in it is a great way to benefit from a mechanical exfoliation. Compound the action with a natural sea sponge.
Salt or Sugar Scrub. Buy it or make our own with sea salt and olive oil. Shake up and apply as a scrub, making sure to exfoliate all those parts of your body. Leave on to let the natural oils do their work. Shower or take a bath to remove.
Coffee Scrub. Similar to the above, the only difference is that it makes the clean up a little more messy. Use your morning coffee grounds for an evening scrub.
Dry Skin Brushing. A bristly brush alone is a great exfoliant. Do this dry of course and cover your entire body brushing the dead skin off your body, encouraging the new cells to push through as well as stimulate circulation and the lymphatic system.
Skin brushes. Basically similar to a dry skin brush, these can take many forms, including cellulite brushes, natural sea sponges and long handled bath brushes. Use for dry brushing or for exfoliating the body in the shower or bath.
Exfoliating mitts. Also know as exfoliating gloves or bath gloves, these little mittens are great to use both as tool for dry skin brushing. They also work well in the shower or bath.
The Clarisonic. Along with other worthy rotary brushes, the Clarisonic, although generally made for facial exfoliation, it is water-proof and can be used in the shower or bath. It includes a shower brush head.
Face Exfoliator Products
The Clarisonic, aforementioned, is the best way to exfoliate the face!
Enzyme, Lactic acid, AHA and BHA peels. These peels are excellent facial exfoliators that can be purchased in moderate strengths and used to chemically exfoliate the skin.
Salicylic acid. A light gel mask can be purchased over-the-counter for nightly treatments. Alternatively, an Asprin facial mask will work too.
For a facial exfoliator stronger than those listed above, you’ll need to visit an esthetician or dermatologist.
Exfoliating the body and face regularly will help improve skin tone and help smooth skin.
If have some go-to skin exfoliation products not listed here, please share.