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Exfoliation Part 3: The Process

Read Part 1 (The Basics) and Part 2 (The Types) of our Series on Exfoliation.

Exfoliating Using Wet Scrubbing

  1. Choose the type of exfoliant you will use.  For this series, we recommend using a our delectable Spa Scrub.
  2. Allow the shower to run over your skin for a few minutes. Use warm water (not hot water, which can dry your skin).
  3. Apply a Spa Sugar Scrub to your body and rub over your moist skin in circular motions.
  4. Rinse skin with warm water and pat dry (never rub).
  5. Follow with a moisturizer, as necessary. With our spa scrub, you won't need to apply any additional lotion or creams!
  6. Repeat every 3-7 days, based on your skin sensitivity level.

Exfoliate Using Dry Brushing

  1. Using a body brush with natural bristles, start with your legs and brush up towards your heart (where lymph nodes drain), working in small sections at a time.
  2. Use small, firm (but gentle) strokes upwards or in a circular motion.
  3. On your stomach, work in counter clockwise pattern.
  4. Be sure not to press too hard or use too stiff of a brush.
  5. If dry brushing your face, use a gentler brush
  6. This process can be used before showering.
  7. After shower, follow with your favorite lotion or body butter. Our Better Than Butter Moisturizer is great!

Exfoliating Your Face (Sensitive Skin)

  1. Wet a terry cloth with warm water. Wring out most of the water and place it on your face for 1-2 minutes. This will open up your pores making Exfoliation easier.
  2. Apply a mild facial cleanser to the terry cloth (of you can also use a loofah face scrub or a facial brush) and rub on face in a circular motion. Start at the nose, move to the forehead and continue with the rest of the face.
  3. Rinse face with warm water and pat dry.
  4. Apply a light moisturizer to your face.
  5. Repeat this procedure once a week and closely monitor how your skin reacts. If it becomes irritated, reduce to once every 2 weeks or once per month.
For normal or combination skin, follow the same instructions using a mild facial scrub made of finely ground or sugar. We personally love using a finely ground pumice as it is gentler than a sugar scrub. Repeat 2-3 times per week and closely monitor how your face reacts. Reduce to once per week if skin becomes irritated. For oily skin, some experts say you can exfoliate daily. But be sure not to over-exfoliate your skin. If your skin starts to get dry or irritated, then you should reduce your Exfoliation to 3-4 times a week and continue to decrease, as necessary. You can also use a facial brush every night (or morning) and then follow with a light moisturizer.

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