When was the last time you exfoliated your back? Or took action on the dry, scaly skin on the backs of your legs? Yeah, me neither. When rough skin makes an appearance on our knees or elbows, most of us are quick to whip out the moisturiser and some of us are even pretty zealous about sloughing off the dead, scaly skin cells in the places we can see. But when it comes to these four less-than-visible areas of our bodies, it’s more a case of out of sight, out of mind.
Truth be told people don’t keep their backs as clean as their faces, which unsurprisingly, can lead to “bacne”. As the skin on our backs is thicker with larger pores, you’re likely have clogged pores, which can lead to less than silky skin and even unsightly blemishes. Use a loofa or body brush with every shower to keep the skin clean and smooth. If you get back spots, opt for a heavy-duty product specifically designed for that area with salicylic acid and exfoliating enzymes that will cleanse pores from within.
B Beauty Recommendation: Dr. Organic Tea Tree Body Wash
For many people, face care routines tend to end at the chin, while the limbs are the main focus for body care. This leaves our chests woefully left out. Ironically, our chests are often one of the first places to show signs of ageing with sunspots and changes in skin texture. To keep your chest soft and smooth and promote cell turnover, exfoliate your chest as least once a week with a gentle exfoliant. When applying your skincare products to your face, be sure to spread them down over your neck and chest for added protection.
B Beauty Recommendation: Cellucur Smooth Body Peeling
When it comes to skincare, it’s an area few of us pay any attention to, other than at the gym, when examining our cellulite or scouring Instagram for ass-pirational pictures of course. But because it’s so frequently ignored in our skincare routines, the backside is actually likely to be an area that suffers with rough, dead skin and even acne (butt-ne?). Use a loofa or exfoliating scrub to rigorously slough away those dead cells and you may even reduce the appearance of that cellulite in the process.
B Beauty Recommendation: Bliss Blood Orange + White Pepper Body Scrub
When was the last time you thought about exfoliating your scalp? I’ll hazard a guess at never. Let’s be honest, it’s not high on the list of skincare woes for most normal people. The scalp is much like the skin but with more oil glands and hair follicles. This means that sebum and dead skin cells can build up, blocking pores and leaving hair lacklustre. Using a shampoo with added salicylic acid and fruit enzymes will cleanse away product build up and dead skin cells making hair look healthy, glossy and bouncy.
B Beauty Recommendation: Revivogen PRO Exfoliating Scalp Cleanser
Do you have any favourite DIY scrub recipes?