An Overview of Proper Body Exfoliation Techniques

Want a brighter, cleaner complexion? Proper body exfoliation is key. Regular exfoliation speeds up the process of removing dead skin cells and replacing them with fresh cells. Whether you are using body exfoliation for waxing preparation or simply to keep your skin looking bright, this is a great way to improve your complexion.

Of course, proper body exfoliation differs depending on skin type. Use the following guide to choose the best method for your skin.

Sensitive skin

If you have sensitive skin, use an exfoliator with a rubber surface. Consider a soft body exfoliating cloth. This will allow you to control the force of the exfoliation to avoid harming your skin. Look for a larger cloth to make it easier to exfoliate hard-to-reach places.

Acne-prone and oily skin

If your skin tends to be oily and you struggle with breakouts, the proper body exfoliation is a combination of chemical and mechanical exfoliation. Use a retinoic acid paired with a silicone cleansing brush.

Keratosis pilaris

If you have rough patches on your skin with small, acne-like bumps, this condition is referred to as keratosis pilaris. For this skin type, use a gentle chemical exfoliation. Look for a lotion that hydrates and exfoliates.

Dry or eczema-prone

If your skin is dry or eczema-prone, the proper body exfoliation involves a creamy, sulfate-free wash. Look for a product that includes minerals for exfoliation and lipids and glycerin to moisturize and protect your skin.

All skin types

There are a couple of methods that are good for any skin type. If you need body exfoliation for waxing preparation, consider using a metal scraping tool. Be sure to choose a tool that is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory.

Dry brushing is also good for proper body exfoliation. Use a brush with soft, natural bristles. Always brush toward the heart, starting with your feet and working up to the chest. Use a circular motion to brush your stomach and underarms. Brush each body part 10 times for complete body exfoliation. For best results, complete your dry brushing routine before showering.

Alternative methods

If you prefer to avoid skin products and chemical exfoliators, you can try exfoliating with a loofah or vegetable sponge. These products offer the ideal texture to exfoliate your skin. Use a loofah at least once a week when you shower to clean your skin. Pair the loofah with a natural body wash for best results.

To create a homemade scrub for body exfoliation for waxing preparation, you can use honey, oil and brown sugar. Combine 8 tablespoons of honey with 2 tablespoons of essential oil (or olive oil) and a ½ cup of brown sugar. Apply the scrub to moistened skin using circular motions. After applying the scrub, use a mild body wash to complete your body exfoliation for waxing preparation.

Look and feel your best

Gilbert Wax Bar, LLC specializes in full body waxing for men and women. Our quality products are all natural and eco-friendly. Contact us today to discover how we can help you look and feel your best. Reach our licensed estheticians at 480-638-8994.

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