I can’t believe I’m saying this, but unfortunately summer is slowly coming to an end. You’ve been lounging around soaking up the sun all summer and now is the perfect time to give your skin some much needed TLC. Of course you’ve been exfoliating once a week already (right?!), but now’s a good time to step up your body care game and keep your skin glowing all through the fall. Here, I share my best tips for extra soft and smooth skin, as well as a few of my favourite scrubs.
1. Exfoliate in the mornings before applying your moisturizer or, when exfoliating your face, before your toner, moisturizer and sun protection. Did you know? Your makeup will last longer on exfoliating skin!
2. Exfoliate gently using a circular motion. This is the most effective motion when it comes to preventing ingrown hairs and is way more gentle than the traditional back-and-forth motion.
3. Be careful not to irritate your skin. If you start to notice changes in the texture or appearance of your skin, take it down a notch. And keep in mind that it’s normal to see layers of dead skin cells in your shower. It only means that there was a lot of build up that needed to be sloughed away before your beautiful radiant skin could show through.
4. Follow your exfoliation with a hydrating body cream to seal in moisture and finish with sun protection to protect all those new skin cells from the harmful effects of the sun.
Now that you know the basics, check out the scrubs that my skin has been loving.