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How to exfoliate

What is exfoliation? Well, it’s gently buffing off dead skin cells to help keep the surface of your skin soft and smooth. For most of us, exfoliating is a key step in our skin-care routine. It’s not just great for your face, either: skin exfoliation on your whole body is just as important to keep it happy, smooth and radiant. It’s like giving your body a well-deserved hand to help clear away its dead skin, making way for younger cells to come through.

But with so many exfoliating methods out there, how do you know which one is for you? Here’s our advice on how to get it right.

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    Looking for guidance on how to exfoliate? 

    There are a few good methods for exfoliating, but one of our favourites is using an exfoliating body wash – like our Gentle Exfoliating Body Wash – to wave goodbye to dead skin


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    A loofah is a great tool for everyday exfoliation.

    Paired with your favourite body wash, it gently buffs away dead skin, keeping it fresh and glowing

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    Pay attention to dry areas.

    You know those body parts that are particularly prone to dryness, such as your knees and elbows? Exfoliating could be the secret to banishing that dryness by helping to lift off the dead skin cells and allowing your moisturiser to work effectively

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    Be gentle.

    There is a golden rule with exfoliators: don’t rub too hard. The exfoliating beads in your product – like our Gentle Exfoliating Body Wash – are effective enough to get the job done. So be gentle and use a light touch to massage your skin

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    Have sensitive skin?

    It’s still important to exfoliate, but take much more care when doing so. A washcloth, mild cleanser and warm water will help you reveal your glowing new skin without causing irritation