Posted on December 21 2017
Most people know that exfoliation is the best way to remove dead cells that lie on the surface of your skin to reveal, radiant, smooth layers underneath! What you probably didn't know is that exfoliating the wrong way can hurt your skin more than it helps. Keep these tips in mind the next time you body buff!
PRE-EXFOLIATE YOUR SKIN
Before diving straight into your tub of Kaffé Salt & Coffee Body Buff, your skin needs a prep! Before getting in the shower, give yourself a good dry-rub with your loofah or exfoliating glove. This will knock off some of the dead skin cells closest to the surface of your skin and get you ready for the real thing.
START FROM THE BOTTOM AND WORK YOUR WAY UP
As you exfoliate, start with the heels of your feet and work your way upwards on the body. Use circular motions and avoid sensitive areas like the bikini line.
FOCUS ON AREAS WHERE THE SKIN IS DARK OR ROUGH
Your elbows and knees are target areas for dead skin to build up. This makes them a culprit for dark skin, and rough, dry spots. Spend 5-10 minutes on problem areas if you notice these skin conditions but be careful! Make sure you...
DON'T EXFOLIATE TOO ROUGHLY!
Eager to remove all that dead skin, many people use harsh pressure when exfoliating. Too much friction can make your skin problems worse, so always be gentle! It is better to exfoliate for longer and on a regular basis with a gentle hand. You will see more positive results over time. Your skin is delicate, so your skin care habits should be as well!