Are you wondering how to exfoliate for silky smooth skin?

If so, you're in right place! Let us take you on a journey towards radiant and irresistibly smooth skin.

Discover the transformative power of exfoliation, a beauty ritual that transcends mere skincare.

In this dive into the world of positive body care and the powers of exfoliation, we delve into the art of exfoliating, answering many age-old questions including: do you exfoliate before or after shaving?

Join us as we unlock the best exfoliator tips and introduce you to the ultimate pre-shaving companion, the Body Buff Duo by Make My Shave.

How to Exfoliate Like a Pro:

Exfoliating is more than just a skincare step—it's a key to unlocking the natural beauty of your skin.

So, how to exfoliate effectively for that coveted silky smoothness? Let's break it down.

Benefits of Exfoliation:

Before we delve into the specifics, let's explore the numerous benefits of exfoliating.

Regular exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells, unclog pores, and stimulates blood circulation. This, in turn, promotes cell turnover, leaving you with a youthful glow.

Exfoliating also enhances the efficacy of other skin care products, allowing them to penetrate deeper into your skin. Exfoliation also means you're maximising the benefits of your other favourite skincare products.

Do You Exfoliate Before or After Shaving? The Ultimate Dilemma:

Now, the burning question: do you exfoliate before or after shaving?

The answer lies in exfoliating before shaving.

By sloughing off dead skin cells beforehand, you create a smoother canvas for your women's razor, reducing the likelihood of irritation and ingrown hairs.

Exfoliation before shaving is a real game-changer for achieving a flawlessly close shave.

How to exfoliate by Make My Shave


Choosing the Best Exfoliator:

With an array of exfoliators available, finding the best one can be overwhelming.

Opt for exfoliators that suit your skin type—whether it's a gentle scrub, chemical exfoliant, or a combination. 

One way to do this is by dry brushing, using a brush with natural bristles and gently brushing the skin before taking a shower. If dry brushing isn't your thing, there are other tools like exfoliating gloves, textured facecloths or loofah's that can provide similar benefits without being too harsh on the skin.

The best exfoliator is one that balances effectiveness with gentleness, promoting radiant skin without causing irritation.

Just make sure to be gentle and let the product do the work for you.

Introducing the Body Buff Duo by Make My Shave:

To elevate your exfoliation routine, consider the Body Buff Duo by Make My Shave.

This dynamic duo is designed to exfoliate and nourish, preparing you for the smoothest shave of your life.

As well as leaving your skin incredibly soft and smooth, it's been cleverly designed using natural materials that are 100% plastic-free.

Because the best exfoliator should also be sustainable!

The loofah itself comes from the loofah plant - a fibrous material that has been used for centuries as a natural exfoliating tool. To elevate the buffing effect, the duo features a discreet pocket that cradles an Australian-made soap. 

Packed with powerful ingredients like pure Australian olive oil, coconut oil, tea tree essential oil, and activated charcoal particles, this soap goes beyond cleansing; it soothes and revitalises the skin. Plus, it's crafted with 100% filtered rainwater from Queensland, adding a touch of Australian purity to your skincare routine.


 How to exfoliate for silky smooth skin


This powerful exfoliator works its magic by infusing with the soap to delicately buff away dull skin cells while hydrating, leaving your skin irresistibly soft.

How to Exfoliate:

Embarking on a journey towards silky smooth skin starts with mastering the art of exfoliation. But how exactly do you exfoliate effectively?

Fear not, as we unravel the steps to help you achieve that coveted radiant glow.

1. Begin with Clean Skin:

The first rule of exfoliation is to start with a clean canvas.

Gently cleanse your body using a mild body wash or soap to remove dirt, excess oil or impurities. This sets the stage for a more effective exfoliation process.

2. Choose the Best Exfoliating Method: 

The market offers a variety of exfoliators, each catering to different skin types and concerns. To achieve the best results, it's important to choose an exfoliator that suits your needs.

For a physical exfoliant, like a scrub, ensure the granules are fine and not too abrasive. Check out Frank Body's famous Coffee Body Scrub if this option is for you. If you prefer a chemical exfoliant, look for ingredients like alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta hydroxy acids (BHAs). If you're into a natural solution, the Body Buff Duo will rock your world.

The key is to choose an exfoliator that suits your body's needs.

3. Gently Massage in Circular Motions:

Once you've chosen your exfoliator, apply it to damp skin. Using gentle, circular motions and massage your skin.

Focus on areas prone to dryness or roughness, such as elbows, knees, and heels.

Take care not to scrub too vigorously, especially on sensitive areas like your face.

4. Rinse Thoroughly:

After a good - but gentle - massage, rinse with lukewarm water. Ensure that no residue remains on your skin.

If you're planning on shaving after exfoliating, we recommended giving your skin a treat with a layer of aloe vera infused goodness from the Make My Shave Shave Cushion.

Next, use your Make My Shave Razor to shave away unwanted body hair and take your skin to smooth town.

5. Follow with Moisturiser:

Pat  dry with a clean towel—avoid rubbing to prevent unnecessary irritation.

Exfoliation may temporarily leave your skin more susceptible to dryness.

Follow up with a nourishing moisturiser to replenish hydration and lock in the benefits of exfoliation.

This step is crucial to maintain the balance of your skin's moisture barrier.

How Often Should You exfoliate?

While exfoliation is a powerful tool, moderation is key.

Over-exfoliating can lead to irritation and sensitivity. Aim to exfoliate 1-3 times a week, adjusting the frequency based on your skin's response.

Are There Times When You Shouldn't Exfoliate?

Keep in mind that too much exfoliation is never a good thing. 

Over exfoliation can strip the skin of its natural oils, which can lead to more irritation, redness, and inflammation.

If you see or feel any signs over redness, dryness or increased sensitive, consider taking a break until you are able to slowly reintroduce it.

Can You Exfoliate if You Have Sensitive Skin?

Exfoliating sensitive skin can be a tricky task as it may sting or burn after product use.

It's important to consider your skin type before choosing an exfoliation method. If you have sensitive skin, it's best to exfoliate only once a week with gentler options such as a wash with low percentage AHA or BHA.

Check out this helpful skin sensitivity guide by Mind Body Green.

Sensitive skin shaving guide

Final feel good thoughts:

Now armed with the knowledge of how to exfoliate and the benefits it brings, take your skincare routine to the next level.

Embrace the ritual of exfoliation as a gateway to smoother, more radiant skin, and make sure to indulge in the luxurious experience of the Body Buff Duo by Make My Shave.

Unveil the beauty that lies beneath and let your skin glow with confidence.

January 11, 2024 — Lindsay & Mike

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