Professional Tips & Advice

The power of exfoliation

2 Min Read Wednesday 2nd November 2011

Polish away your dead skin cells and create a smooth finish.

Prolong your tan by remembering to exfoliate.

Exfoliation is a key element in the tanning process but why is it recommended by beauty professionals and tanning experts? Take a look at these top reasons why exfoliating the body from top to bottom is good for your tan, your skin and your health:

Removes dead skin cells. Using a gentle exfoliator, like our eXquisitely soft body polish, will slough off the top layer of your skin leaving behind a smooth surface of new skin cells. Any flaky, chalky or dull patches will be removed and during your tanning session the ingredients in the tanning spray will adhere to your skin much better and result in a streak free application.

Reduces ingrown hairs. Exfoliating once a week will help to prevent the rise of painful ingrown hairs that often occur in areas of the body that have been waxed or shaved. This problem comes about when hairs curl back on themselves and begin to grow back into the hair follicle. Lightly scrubbing the area with an exfoliator can draw the hair back out and allow it to grow naturally.

Polishes the skin. Dead skin cells can appear dry and lacklustre – when they are removed your skin will shine and look much healthier. Because the skin underneath is brand new it will appear stronger and firmer. Follow up with a moisturiser like our eXceptional radiance moisturising balm and your skin will soak up the extra hydration.

Improves blood circulation. Brushing or gently scrubbing towards the heart can help to improve the circulation of the blood. Promoting a rich blood supply and circulation is great for replenishing the skin’s natural vitality and the scrubbing motion will help you to feel fresh and re-energised.

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