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If you want soft skin all year round, you need to exfoliate to renew your skin, keep it in good health and make it radiant. Here's our guide to exfoliating.
 - Exfoliating

Why exfoliate?
Exfoliation rids the skin of dead cells which accumulate on the surface and can prevent skin from breathing. In a nutshell: our skin’s cells multiply, die and renew themselves.

Exfoliating speeds up this natural process by stimulating cellular regeneration and micro-circulation of blood at the surface, so your skin becomes supple and soft again.

What exfoliating products to use?

There's a wide range of Exfoliating products for all tastes and all skin types: gels, creams and scrubs with exfoliating particles.
- For the face, go for gentle textures with biological exfoliants (salicylic acid), apricot kernel powder, jojoba grains, micro-pearls of plant silica or mineral citrine.
- For the body, use firmer exfoliants with natural loofah fibres or sea salt crystals.

Step-by-step exfoliation
Squeeze a small amount of exfoliating product into your hand and apply it onto clean and damp skin with light circular massages, without rubbing, so as not to stretch skin tissues.
- On your face, work from the centre outwards, then down your neck and décolleté. Rinse with warm water using an exfoliating glove or a large cotton wool pad.
- On your body, go from your shoulders down to your feet, scrubbing your back, chest (gently!), stomach, thighs, bottom and legs. Rinse under a hot shower and finish with a jet of cool water to tone up.

How often?
It depends on your skin type. For dry and sensitive skin, once a fortnight is enough; exfoliate normal skin once a week, and exfoliate oily skin twice a week.
Important: Always moisturise after exfoliating to restore your skin’s protective film.

Tip
Aid the peeling process by using a loofah or luffa (a plant sponge containing extracts from tropical climbing plants) or a kassa (a black crepe glove used in hammams).


Beauty Editor
03/03/2008 15:26:00
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