All About Exfoliation: Benefits, Tips & Treatments

Exfoliating Full Body Scrob

Perhaps you’ve heard how important exfoliation is for your skin, but you just don’t get around to exfoliating on a regular basis or really understand why it matters. Many people are under the misconception that exfoliating is just for your face. But an exfoliating full body scrub can work wonders from head to toe and everywhere in between!

Benefits of Exfoliation

Did you know that there are both short-term and long-term benefits of exfoliating your skin? These are some of the top benefits of exfoliation that you can experience for yourself.

  • Reveal softer, smoother skin underneath dead skin cells
  • Get a closer shave
  • Improve skin texture
  • Prevent skin dryness
  • Delay the signs of aging
  • Prevent future breakouts and acne
  • Unclog pores
  • Even out skin tone
  • Allow skincare products to penetrate skin deeper

Body Parts That Need Exfoliation

As we have mentioned, pretty much every part of your body covered in skin can benefit from a good exfoliation. That’s why exfoliating full body scrubs are so popular and beneficial in professional spas!

These are some of the parts of your body that are craving exfoliation on a regular basis.

  • Scalp
  • Face
  • Feet
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Hands
  • Lips
  • Armpits
  • Elbows
  • Neck

How Often Should You Exfoliate?

This is a big question that many people have, and unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. Your skin may need more exfoliation during the hot summer months when you sweat more. However, you may be able to take your exfoliating game down a notch, or just switch exfoliating products, when the temperatures and humidity drop in fall and winter.

There are a couple different kinds of exfoliators: physical exfoliators like loofahs and bath products with sugar or salt crystals and chemical exfoliators that are made of acids. Your skin type and your age factor into how often you should exfoliate, and some body parts (like your face and feet) typically need it more often than others. But as a general guideline, plan to exfoliate your skin about two or three times per week.

Professional Treatment vs. DIY

To save time and money, many people try DIY exfoliation methods to rejuvenate their skin. Although there are some great DIY exfoliating product recipes out there, they’ll never take the place of seeing a skin care professional. When you visit a high-quality spa, you receive access to these professionals’ expertise with different skin types and conditions. Also, professional facial products frequently have more active ingredients that are scientifically proven and tested for safety and effectiveness.

At Aura Wellness Spa in Midtown Manhattan, we specialize in a wide range of professional exfoliation treatments to remove the toughest dirt, grime, and toxins from your skin and reveal a beautiful new you underneath. Our Korean-style exfoliating full body scrub treatments begin with therapeutic steam and dry sauna grottos to soften and prepare the skin. Then we use a traditional mitt towel to gently exfoliate your skin. We also offer back facials and microdermabrasion treatments to rid your body of dead skin cells weighing it down and restore health and vibrancy to your appearance.