And here is HOW to actually exfoliate....
I hosted a skincare workshop recently and one of the participants said she had my body scrub in her cupboard (yay!) but never used it because she didn't actually know what to do with it (not so yay). I am 100% sure she is not the only one - so read on to find out how to exfoliate properly.
I personally exfoliate in the shower, it's just easier in my opinion. Anyway... it's up to you, of course, so here goes:
For your face, the exfoliating step comes after cleansing. Start with a damp face, and squeeze a pea size of exfoliant from the tube into your fingertips, then rub both hands (just the fingertips) together. This way you spread the exfoliant onto your fingertips ready to use, the face is a small area, so the fingertip area is all that’s needed.
Massage the exfoliant over your face, starting SUPER gently. You may add a little more water to work it over your whole face and neck but please ensure you avoid your delicate eye area and any irritated skin.
If your skin feels like an extra detox, leave your Seven Islands exfoliant on for an extra five minutes so that the clay can work its magic and draw out any extra impurities.
Then rinse it all away – either with water only, or with the addition of a warm face washer.
Always follow with your hydrating mist, healthy glow face oil or your favourite Seven Islands face moisturiser to replenish your skin.
When it comes to exfoliating your body, do this in the shower. This time you’ll need a slightly larger amount, and I would do the body in sections. Otherwise you’ll lose a lot of scrub down the drain.
I’d say squeeze a five cent piece size into your hand, rub your hands together so there’s scrub all over your fingers and the palms of your hands. Then massage it over your arms, and everywhere else you want to scrub. And continue exfoliating your body in sections.
Again – as with the face, start SUPER gently or you’ll find it too rough. You only really want to be more vigorous on your feet and elbows for example. You’ll see what I mean when you use it, it’s rough - but if you vary your pressure you can adjust as you please, and have fantastic results.
Rinse thoroughly, dry off and follow with Seven Islands body lotion.