Sep 092009
 

I’d like to know how to get my body nice and smooth from my head down to my toes. Any tips?

Dear Reader,

This is a complex question because there are so many things involved from body scrub to lotion to hair removal techniques.

So let’s start step by step and go over what the best thing is to achieve that all over glow :)

This week we’ll examine the art of exfoliation

Step 1: Exfoliate

That means removing the dry dead skin off your body in order to reveal the youthful skin underneath.

If you’re strapped for cash take a mixture of sugar or salt and add it to your shampoo/body wash. Lather it up and scrub all over your body.

Another technique is to use a loofah which is a natural scrub made out of a dried vegetable.

loofah sponge for exfoliating

You can also buy exfoliating gloves that are very convenient and easy to use

exfoliating gloves

There are even bath brushes to help you get those hard to reach areas of the back:

bath brush

And finally don’t forget your feet. If they’re extra rough try to use a pumice stone while you’re in the shower. Wet the stone and in circular motions rub it around the rough spots of your feet:

Revlon Pumice stone

Do your exfoliation routine at least 2 times a week to keep your skin in tip top shape.

We’ll share with you next week the best way to keep your skin smooth after shaving/waxing and how to maintain it.

  6 Responses to “Hijabtrendz Q&A: Smooth skin routine step 1”

  1. I like all the tips. How about applying
    olive oil to soak into your skin and then doing
    some exfoliating. It works for me:)

  2. Zeena that’s a great tip. Sometimes moisturizing and exfoliating at the same time is a great way to get some dry skin off.

  3. Best to do the exfoliation after a HARD workout (1 h min) where you worked up a good sweat and jumped in the shower still wet. After a week or so of doing that every day, a nubbly washcloth and a pumice will entirely do the trick – skin like that of a baby.

  4. In a pinch (or always if you like) Olive oil mixed with sugar is a really nice way to exfoliate. I like things that smell wonderful but some of the store bought mixtures can put a real dent in your wallet. I like the flat foot files for feet and also the pumice stone is great. Loofahs and buff puffs are so handy and probably should be in all of our bathing kits. Thanks for this post, I love seeing what you recommend. :)

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