Sunday, 3 June 2012

ALL ABOUT: EXFOLIATION


Exfoliation is a necessary step for anyone who wants to have glowing healthy skin. It can help combat acne, clogged pores, hyperpigmentation and dry skin.
In the summer, it is important to incorporate a great exfoliation routine to ensure your tanned skin, facial skin and feet stay smooth and soft. I love exfoliating! It is very relaxing for me. I thought I would share my favourite exfoliation products and routine with you all.

In the shower (every other day):
I will always exfoliate my face with my Sephora Pore Cleansing Pad alongside a very gentle facial cleanser. I do this as soon as I enter the shower. At the very end of the shower, I also apply LUSH Ocean Salt to my face on areas that usually get dry (my nose area and chin). I will note that for people with sensitive skin, Ocean Salt should be used 1-2 times a week at the most. The pore cleansing pad from Sephora is very soft and non-abrasive, and could be used by people with sensitive skin easily every day.
For my feet, I use a sugar scrub and my foot file. I do this in the shower because the hot water softens my feet and makes it easier to remove the dead skin.
For the rest of my body (shoulders, back, arms) I will use LUSH Rub Rub Rub and/or an exfoliating soap. Pictured here is LUSH's porridge soap, which has actual oatmeal in it for a soft and gentle exfoliation. It smells amazing too!
Exfoliation necessities for in the shower! LUSH porridge soap, Cake citrus squeeze sugar scrub, Quo foot file, LUSH ocean salt, LUSH rub rub rub, pore cleansing pad
Out of the shower:
I use LUSH's Bubblegum lip scrub to keep my lips soft and smooth.
With all of the scrubbing and rubbing I do in the shower to keep my body extra soft, it is important to incorporate some moisture afterwards. I always lather up my face with an oil-free moisturizer, my body with a soothing cream like LUSH dream cream, and my feet and hands with an extra softening body butter like LUSH lemony flutter.
Add a little moisture to your routine!
This simple routine keeps my skin exceptionally bright and smooth in the summer time!
--S


34 comments:

  1. the porridge soap smells soooo amazing. I keep it in a plastic container and sometimes I open it simply to smell it. Great Review <3

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    1. oh my gosh, isn't it delicious? and so creamy and scrubby at the same time!

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  2. Great post! Exfoliation is so important and sometimes I can't believe that people don't do it at all! Your skin just looks and feels so much better when you do it!

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    1. yes! I agree! with summer coming up, it is required for a good looking tan as well.

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  3. I love Philosophy products. They work so well.

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    1. I've had some good experiences and some bad ones with Philosophy, but I love their packaging ;)

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  4. I love the feeling when you've finished exfoliating and you apply your favorite moisturizer..it makes your skin feel so clean, soft and radiant:)

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    1. I couldn't have said it better myself !

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  5. We like so many of the same things! I really need to try out that Cake one tho!

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    1. Cake is such a great brand, I love all of their products! they have the best dry shampoo.

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  6. I was so excited when I saw your post title because I am beginning the habit of exfoliating my skin, so this was very helpful and informative! Thanks!

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    1. oh I am so glad to hear that :) happy exfoliating to you.

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  7. I just started exfoliating a couple of months ago and I love it! My skin feels so soft and smooth and it has definitely helped "combat acne". (:
    I've wanted to try some LUSH products for so long! This tempts me so much more.
    I love finding out people's routines, and I'm glad to see you worked in tips!

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    1. yes, exfoliating is so important to combat body acne too! it works like a charm. you need to make a little LUSH online order and try some things out, girlie! you won't regret it.

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  8. Thanks for sharing because I'm looking for new exfoliators so this has helped alot!
    Love your blog sweetie! I followed! coppercloset.blogspot.com

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  9. I love all these products! I used to just exfoliate my face but now that I am using a self-tanner for the summer, I have stepped up to exfoliating my body as well!

    Boston Princess

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    1. yes exfoliating the entire body in the summer is important! in the winter I might not be as vigilant with it because dry skin + too much exfoliation = ouchie.

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  10. I love Ocean Salt!!! Its my favourite exfoliator besides St. Ives. I love how it works as both a face and body exfoliator. Your reviews are amazing and you are really making me want to try the Porridge Soap.

    Chelsey :)

    industrialdimestoremagic.blogspot.ca

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    1. oh my gosh, Ocean Salt is my HG facial exfoliator! I won't waste it on my body, it is too precious! haha.
      You should def get a little chunk of porridge to try- it is so yummy!

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  11. Great post! Love seeing what people use to exfoliate their body!

    www.blondeebrittany.blogspot.ca

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    1. thanks Brittany, glad you enjoyed it!

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  12. Oh, I've been wanting to try some Lush products as well as get a new body scrub... maybe I'll try the one you mentioned... thanks for sharing :D!

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    1. LUSH has amazing exfoliation options! so many great choices.

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  13. I've been contemplating getting the Ocean salt now, especially since it's summer! Thanks for the post :)

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    1. you need Ocean Salt !! it is my HG facial exfoliator. I can't live without it.

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  14. I was considering getting Ocean Salt too, but I decided against it because of the price tag. Anyway, great post :). Your exfoliation/skincare routine seems flawless!

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    1. honestly, ocean salt is worth the price. It lasts forever if you only use it for your face.

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  15. You have so many exfoliating products! I definitely need to invest in one of those foot-file things...

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  16. Oh wow you're a Lush addict!

    I exfoliate almost daily - if I don't my skin looks awful! Like the look of the facial pad, looks amazing!

    New follower via the Blog Hop :)

    Lola ..x

    LolaStarHearts.com

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  17. Hi Steph. quick and random question for you. If you could recommend one and only one LUSH product of your choice to someone what would it be? Thank a bunch:) I might have the opportunity to go tomorrow and I know your a GREAT person to ask! I wish I was a millionaire, I'm on a tight budget hahah:P

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    1. oh my gosh.. only one?! that is so hard. I am getting back to you pretty late on this, I worked a lot this weekend sorry!!
      I would say either:
      1. lemony flutter (for hands, elbows, knees, feet)
      2. ocean salt (facial exfoliator)
      3. a bar soap or body butter for the shower

      do you take baths? they have amazing bath stuff too!!

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