Body Exfoliation 101 

When it comes to having healthy, glowy, radiant skin, we tend to focus on our faces, sometimes forgetting the importance of body exfoliation. The skin is the largest organ in the body, so we need to treat it all equally, from head to toe! Body exfoliation should be part of your regular skincare routine as it has many benefits.

The benefits of body exfoliation

Smooth skin.

It goes without saying that body exfoliation leads to smoother, softer skin. It’s the benefit you can see and feel instantly as it removes dead skin cells, minimising rough patches, bumps and dryness, leaving you with healthier-looking, silky-feeling skin. Our bodies naturally replace skin cells every few weeks, but sometimes it needs a little helping hand. It keeps the cell renewal process working effectively, eliminating dead skin cells to reveal new ones.

Better absorption of your skincare products.

When your skin has a build-up of dead skin cells, your body products don’t work as well as they should, as they can’t penetrate into the deeper levels of the skin. When you exfoliate the body, removing those dead skin cells, you’ve got a fresh canvas for your skincare products to work on. It means that any lotions, serums or moisturisers will work properly and give you better results.

Prevent ingrown hairs.

Ingrown hairs usually occur from a build-up of dead skin cells that clog up and block the hair follicles. Regular body exfoliation prevents the build-up of skin cells, ensuring your skin’s surface is clear and smooth, and your hair can grow freely.

Yonka Body Exfoliation recommendations

YonKa Gommage Doux Detox is a gentle body exfoliator with essential oils of lavender, helichrysum and petitgrain that removes dead skin cells, leaving a light hydrating film on the skin. Bamboo and apricot kernel powder exfoliates the skin with two-grain sizes, while mango butter, sesame oil and vegetable glycerin moisturise the skin. Not only is this a beautifully effective scrub, but the natural aromas of Provence help to relax and balance the mind too.

YonKa Gommage Doux Silhouette has cedar, cypress and rosemary essential oils and exfoliates and smooths the skin effectively. The 100% natural woodsy fragrance envelopes you, while the two sizes of exfoliating apricot kernels and bamboo granules remove dead skin cells. It smooths the skin and protects it from drying out with hydrating vegetable glycerin, mango butter and sesame oil.

Yonka Gommage Sucre – Relax Scrub combines white and brown sugar and sunflower oil to gently exfoliate and nourish the skin. It melts onto the skin and then turns into milk when it comes in contact with water. The delicate scent of Tiaré flower and Jasmine transports you to a more peaceful and relaxing destination, allowing you to escape every time you use it. It leaves a layer of moisture on your skin, leaving it soft and velvety.

YonKa Gommage Sucre – Vitalité Scrub has the exotic, fresh scent of mandarin and sweet orange essences and, when combined with two sugars, makes an ultra-rich body exfoliator that nourishes the skin too. The scent energises and revitalises you, while the scrub works at removing dead skin cells and any roughness, leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth.

How often should you exfoliate your body?

The frequency of body exfoliation depends on your skin and how sensitive it is. Once or twice a week is enough to keep your skin soft, smooth and free from dead skin cells. However, you may need to exfoliate less frequently if you have sensitive skin. Once every 10 – 14 days might be enough to avoid any irritation.

To learn which YonKa body exfoliators are best for you or to book an Aroma-Fusion body treatment, visit your local YonKa salon.