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Some things we know off the top of the head about exfoliation. You should do it regularly. You shouldn’t exfoliate your lips, eyes or scalp. It’s good for you.
It’s this ‘good for you’ bit, that we’re not entirely sure of. We know that exfoliation moves dead skin cells, but why is that necessarily a good thing? We can only give thanks to Stylecaster for the exfoliation know-how.
One of the most important things you should learn about exfoliation is that you should exfoliate the skin below your neck for same reasons you exfoliate your face — to smooth the surface, to prevent breakouts and to help downplay brown spots and pores. Exfoliating your body also helps your moisturizer penetrate better and your self-tanner apply more evenly, since the process removes dead cells that make skin’s surface rough.
And while parched skin may feel sensitized, it’s actually a good idea to exfoliate. Glycolic acid removes cells on the surface that prevent water from absorbing into the skin. Make sure to apply a strong moisturizer after exfoliating to lock in hydration.
And if you’re looking for a good scrubber, Thalgo Descomask Scrub is the perfect product for all skin types, even sensitive or fragile skin.
With its creamy and soothing texture due to Chondrus crispus red algae, this scrub delicately exfoliates the skin. Feeling smooth and toned, the skin is ideally prepared for the application of skincare products. Use once to twice a week, concentrating on rough areas (elbows, knees, heels).
Apply to dry or damp skin once or twice a week. Massage in circular motions, concentrating on rough areas (elbows, knees, feet). Rinse thoroughly in the shower. Always use before applying a self-tanner.
- Chondrus Crispus
The skin is smoothed and recovers its radiance and softness. Cell renewal and surface micro-circulation are stimulated.