How to Exfoliate Your Body

By LeafTV Contributor

How to Exfoliate Your Body. If you want your skin to look healthy and radiant, exfoliate regularly. By removing the top layer of dead epidermis cells, you will make your skin appear smoother and less wrinkled. Here are a few steps to help you achieve, healthy looking, clear skin.

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How to Exfoliate Your Body
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How to Exfoliate Your Body

Step 1

Brush dry skin before getting into the shower. You can use either a loofah, exfoliating gloves or a body exfoliating brush. Start at the soles of the feet and work your way up.

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How to Exfoliate Your Body

Step 2

Get into the bath or shower and wet your entire body.

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How to Exfoliate Your Body

Step 3

Apply exfoliating cleanser to your loofah or exfoliating brush or gloves.

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How to Exfoliate Your Body

Step 4

Scrub your body with it, using gentle, circular motions.

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How to Exfoliate Your Body

Step 5

Opt for grainy types of cleansers to clean the skin, rather than soap. Choose exfoliating cleansers that contain ingredients such as oatmeal, ground almonds or even sea salt. The grainy texture exfoliates the skin.

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How to Exfoliate Your Body

Step 6

Make your own exfoliating cleanser, if you prefer. Mix sea salt, olive oil and lemon juice together, or mix ground almonds and powdered milk. The combinations are endless.

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How to Exfoliate Your Body

Step 7

Use a washcloth for mild exfoliation.

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How to Exfoliate Your Body

Step 8

Rub rough spots, such as heels, with a pumice stone or stick.

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How to Exfoliate Your Body

Step 9

Apply lotion containing alpha or beta hydroxy acids after you exfoliate. This will continue the exfoliating process because the acids further abrade and remove dead skin cells.

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How to Exfoliate Your Body

Step 10

Be sure to use body moisturizers at least once every day. Regular exfoliating is extremely drying to the skin and will do more harm than good unless the skin is rehydrated liberally with lotions.