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How do you know if your skin needs exfoliation?

Exfoliating first is highly recommended for optimal results from moisturizing and skin care procedures. Layers of dull, lifeless skin might prevent the full benefits of your skincare products from being absorbed into your skin. Dry, itchy, and red skin might develop if you don't use a moisturizer. To keep the skin flexible and strong, moisturizing is essential. Even anti-wrinkle creams and serums might be impeded by a buildup of dead skin cells.

Lacking the vitality and shine of living cells, dead skin cells are easily spotted. It's time to exfoliate if your skin is absorbing rather than reflecting light. Acne is often caused by a combination of using too many skincare products (oil, cosmetics, etc.) and not washing thoroughly. When used regularly, exfoliants remove dull surface cells and reveal radiant, healthy skin.

Do dermatologists recommend exfoliating?

Experts agree using exfoliating moisturizing soap on your skin on a consistent basis has several advantages. If you have oily skin or frequently have breakouts from clogged pores, exfoliating should be your top skincare priority. Dermatologists will tell you that exfoliating once a week isn't enough for most skin types, despite what you may find elsewhere. If you want smooth, radiant skin, it might be as simple as letting that additional, dull layer of skin cells go on their merry way twice or three times a week, or even daily, by using our specially formulated exfoliating soap. To learn more and see how they work, check out our Guide to Exfoliating Soaps.

What are the benefits of exfoliation?

Dry, pigmented, or blotchy patches may respond favorably to exfoliation. You can breathe new life into your skin by sloughing off dead cells with an exfoliating soap and giving your skin a chance to renew itself. When you exfoliate dry skin, you'll notice a difference in its texture and tone for a softer, smoother appearance and feel. 

The skin care hack of exfoliation is especially useful for those with acne-prone skin. The particles in exfoliating soaps and other body exfoliating products are useful in more ways than one. In addition to reducing the occurrence of blackheads, unclogging pores on oily skin will also make your skin smoother. 

Having clearer, younger-looking skin is a direct result of exfoliation's ability to stimulate the skin's natural cell turnover process.

How do you exfoliate while bathing?

Lather your dampened loofah, washcloth, or sponge with the exfoliating bar soap, or use the bar directly on your body. Move in gentle circular strokes over your skin. Body exfoliation works best when you apply enough pressure to feel the rough texture on your skin and remove the top layer of dead skin. Beginning at the ankles is ideal because it improves blood flow all the way up the body as you exfoliate.

When exfoliating your entire body, pay special attention to rough spots like your elbows, knees, and heels as these are the areas where your skin is most likely to dry out.

Which is the best exfoliating body soap?

OffCourt's three refreshing scents of rich-lather, moisturizing soap were developed in the lab with components that help keep skin pores clear and clean. Favored for its ability to nurture and hydrate, this is the best body exfoliator, ideal for regular use in the shower.