The Benefits of Body Exfoliation
Thanks to the lack of moisture in the air, winter is often a time when dry, dead skin can build up all over our bodies, causing everything from breakouts to dull skin. Before the seasons change, give your body the spring cleaning it deserves and slough off all of that built up dead skin with exfoliation. For many skin types, a gentle facial exfoliation is a key step in a skin care routine, praised for its ability to help remove pore-clogging buildup, but these benefits don’t stop at the neck, so why let your face have all the fun? Here, we share three benefits of body exfoliation—plus the best brush for the job.
Dull, dry skin doesn’t just affect our facial appearance, dead skin cells can build up all over the surface of our body. Exfoliation helps to gently slough away these dead skin cells and according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), by removing this build up, exfoliation can leave skin looking brighter and softer.
More Effective Products
The AAD also notes that gently exfoliating before applying your favorite lotions, creams, or other formulas, may help your other skin products work on the surface of your skin to improve its appearance.
Fewer Body Breakouts
Regular exfoliation may help reduce the factors that cause clogged pores—built-up dead skin cells and oil—which can lead to blemishes. Since our chest, back, and shoulders, like our face, have the most oil glands, these are areas that could benefit from body exfoliation.
The Best Brush for the Job
Often imitated but never duplicated, Clarisonic cleansing brushes are an efficient, gentle way to cleanse the skin. Now, thanks to the Smart Profile brush you can reap the benefits of head-to-toe exfoliation, using just one brush. The smart brush heads—four in total—automatically adjust power and timing to meet the skin’s needs. The brush, which can also be used on the face, features a turbo boost option for the body, especially great for those extra rough patches around the knees and elbows.