We shed millions of dead skin cells every day. Every minute, in fact. A great number of these dead cells hang around, however, which causes any number of skin problems. Exfoliation will solve most of these problems, removing dead cells from the body.
Most people use only soap to wash their body in the shower. Unfortunately, soap alone usually isn’t strong enough to remove all the layers of dead skin, dirt, and oil. And the area most often neglected during a shower is the back, which leads to pimple outbreaks. Warmth and humidity only increase the likelihood of developing this annoying and unsightly form of acne.
Soap is a vital part to any shower, but equally important is scrubbing. You should always exfoliate your skin with a washcloth or loofah, paying special attention to your back. This will help prevent pimples from forming, and the scrubbing motion allows the soap to foam more, meaning you’ll use less than simply lathering it on and rinsing it off.
Scrubbing towards your heart is an excellent practice. It can help you remember to scrub your entire body, up your legs and down your shoulders. Scrubbing is definitely important, as it revitalizes your skin and cleans out your pores. With clear, clean skin, your body will be better able to flush out toxins. Not only does it help your skin, but it also improves circulation and reduces the risk of developing cellulite.
A simple salt scrub can work wonders. You don’t need to run to a spa for one, either. Just take one cup of sea salt and mix it with enough olive oil to make a paste. Wet your skin and gently massage the mixture onto your entire body.
Next, scrub the paste into your skin, preferably using circular motions with a loofah. Thirty minutes of this, exfoliating technique and you’re ready for your shower. Simply wash any residue off with warm water and dry off with a towel afterwards.
Do this at least once a month, but exfoliating your back once a week will keep your skin glowing and incredibly soft.