Exfoliating and moisturising your body are both important steps in a healthy skincare routine. Here are some reasons why you should consider incorporating both exfoliation and moisturising into your body care routine.
- Exfoliation helps to remove dead skin cells: Over time, dead skin cells can accumulate on the surface of your skin, leading to dull, rough skin texture. Exfoliating your body helps to slough off these dead skin cells, revealing fresh, smoother skin underneath. This can improve the overall appearance and texture of your skin. My favourite is the luxurious ELEMIS Lime and Ginger Salt Scrub. My skin feels so smooth and soft as the essential oils absorb beautifully. <br>
- Moisturisation helps to hydrate the skin: Moisturising your body helps to lock in moisture and keep your skin hydrated. It can prevent dryness, flakiness, and rough patches, and promote soft, supple skin. For daily use, my go to is the Iconic Hand and Body Lotion. Lightweight and subtly fragranced, it sinks in quickly meaning I can carry on with my morning routine without having to wait for it to dry.
- Exfoliation can improve the efficacy of other skincare products: By removing dead skin cells, exfoliation can enhance the absorption of other skincare products, such as oils and creams. This allows these products to penetrate deeper into the skin and work more effectively.
- Moisturising can soothe and nourish the skin: Moisturisers often contain ingredients that can soothe and nourish the skin, such as aloe vera, shea butter, or hyaluronic acid. These ingredients can help to replenish and repair the skin’s barrier, keeping it healthy and protected.
- Exfoliation and moisturisation can work synergistically: Exfoliating can prepare the skin for moisturisation by removing dead skin cells and allowing moisturisers to penetrate deeper. Moisturising after exfoliation can then help to seal in the benefits of exfoliation by providing hydration and nourishment to the freshly revealed skin.
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