Give yourself a refreshing treatment!
Exfoliating scrubs: a fresh start for the skin
Important: don’t overdo it! Every time you exfoliate, a regeneration process is set in motion, and this causes stress for the skin. Healthy skin should be exfoliated no more than once a week, and dry skin only once a month. Oily skin can even be exfoliated once or twice a week.
Spoilt for choice: finding the right scrub
Natural scrubs with fruit pips or sea sand
How to use a facial scrub
- Use your fingers to apply the facial scrub to your forehead, nose and chin.
- Work your way from the centre of your forehead to your temples.
- Rub gently from the bridge of your nose towards the tip.
- Make more intensive circular movements in the area around the edges of your nose and very gentle movements on your cheeks.
- Work along your jawbone to your chin.
- Finally, move down your neck from your chin.
- Always make sure to avoid the eye and mouth areas.
Fruit acid peels – aid for blemished skin
Attention! Never perform a fruit acid peel yourself. It’s better to have a treatment in a beauty salon. And make sure you only ever have a fruit acid peel during the winter months, as it makes your skin much more sensitive to sunlight.
Gentle exfoliation with enzymes
Applying an enzyme peel is somewhat more complex: to ensure the enzymes can work properly, repeatedly lay a warm compress over the peel. Don’t use enzyme peels any more than once a month, as your skin needs enough time to regenerate after a treatment like this.
A treat for the whole body
Show off your skin!
Be careful of your neck and upper chest area! The skin here is particularly sensitive and, like your face, needs extra gentle and fine-grained exfoliation. It’s best to simply include your neck and upper chest area in your facial exfoliation.
Exfoliating ritual for your feet
Make your own exfoliating scrubs with ease
Effective exfoliation recipes from the kitchen
- Yoghurt, honey and sugar scrub for blemished skin: the honey has an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect.
- Coffee scrub for all skin types: the caffeine is stimulating and promotes circulation to the skin.
- Oil and sugar scrub for dry and normal skin: olive oil and grape seed oil provide the skin with oil and moisture, particularly in winter.
- Yoghurt scrub for all skin types: the cool yoghurt has a particularly refreshing effect. Depending on your skin type, mix it with sugar, sea salt or poppy seeds.