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How to do a full body cleanse (with more than just your body exfoliator)

The power of skin cleansing is real. Even if it’s only a quick wash with your favourite body cleanser, showing your skin some deep care helps you glow all day. Try our six tips to boost your routine into the best body cleanse for your skin – so you can step out of your shower completely relaxed, cleansed, and refreshed.

  • 1

    Keep your cool in the shower.

    Most of us love a hot, steamy shower, but finding the perfect temperature is the first step to a great body cleanse. Heat helps to loosen the natural oils that build up in pores, leaving your skin healthy and clear. However too much heat tends to dry your skin out, so the key is turning the heat down just a little – it’ll still be warm and soothing, but kinder to your skin 

  • 2

    Use the right tools for the perfect cleanse.

    What’s the best body exfoliator tool? Body pouf, loofah, exfoliating gloves or your hands? Well, poufs, gloves and loofahs don’t always dry properly, causing bacteria to grow – not ideal for a deep cleanse. So help your skin stay happy by replacing them more often, or using your hands instead

  • 3

    Step out of the shower sooner.

    You might think a thorough body cleanse means a long one, but a shower should only take about 5-10 minutes. Long showers can strip your skin of moisture, leaving it dry and irritated. Keep it quick, and your skin will glow

  • 4

    Discover how to exfoliate deeply.

    A deep cleanse means making sure nothing gets in the way of your skin’s natural glow. A gentle body exfoliant will help to clear the old skin cells that hide it away – but even the best exfoliator won’t do the job if not used properly. Lightly massage (don’t ruthlessly scrub!) your skin in circular motions with one of our exfoliating products, like our Gentle Exfoliating Body Wash, for a soft and radiant finish 

  • 5

    Cleanse even the smallest areas.

    When you’re in a rush, it’s easy to miss the areas that need the deepest cleanse. Caring for every inch of your body will leave you feeling your freshest: especially small areas, like your underarms (they collect the most sweat and oils) 

  • 6

    Finish with a facial steam.

    The perfect finish to your new shower routine? Cleansing your face. The shower steam won’t just have helped to clear the pores on your body: it’ll work wonders on loosening your facial skin oils and sebum. Simply wash them away as a final step for beautifully clear, glowing skin – from head to toe

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