Scrub-A-Dub Dub: 5 Areas Of Your Body We Bet You Didn’t Know Needed Exfoliation

body parts to exfoliate

You probably may have already heard of the term 'exfoliation' in a skincare routine. It's the process of buffing away dead skin cells using either chemicals, exfoliating tools or granular scrubs. Not only does it even out the skin tone, but it also unclogs the pores, aids in lymphatic drainage and ensures better absorption of skincare products.

While it is important to exfoliate the face, let's not forget about the whole body well. Through exfoliation, we can keep the skin squeaky clean and the bacteria at bay.

Here Are 5 Areas Of Your Body You Need To Exfoliate

Your skin will thank you for it in the long run. 

Your Underarm Area

The underarm area could fester a whole lot of bacteria- it's warm, moist, and rarely exposed to sunlight. When bacteria exists in this area, it mixes with sweat and produces stinky compounds. Exfoliating your underarms twice a week using a loofah and a body scrub will ensure that they stay clean and bacteria-free.  


Daily Grind Body Scrub

INR 489 AT The Switch Fix

Your Chapped Lips


Sometimes, only exfoliating the face isn't good enough- include your lips as well. Apply a lip scrub all over your pout and with a clean toothbrush, exfoliate in circular motions. This helps to keep your lips soft, smooth, and kissable. 

Cane Sugar Lip Scrub

INR 525 AT Forest Essentials

Your Rough Elbows

The primary reason why you have dark and rough elbows is due to the accumulation of dirt and dead cells in the area. Using your body wash or mild soap, gently exfoliate the area with a loofah. Once you're done, don't forget to follow it up with a moisturiser. 


WIPEOUT Germ Killing Body Wash

INR 199 AT MyGlamm

Your Dry Feet


No matter how many pedicures you get, if you don't moisturise or exfoliate your feet often, your heels could get cracked and dried up. To buff away dead skin cells on your feet, you can use either a foot scrub, pumice stone or an oatmeal scrub. Do this once a week for soft feet.


Peppermint Reviving Pumice Foot Scrub

INR 795 AT The Body Shop

Your Booty

Butt acne is as common as acne on the face. You usually experience breakouts there because of poor hygiene, dryness or clogged pores. The best way to keep butt acne at bay is to exfoliate your booty once a week with a loofah and a body scrub. To pamper your tush, even more, get on a skincare routine for it. 



Body Polisher Hydrating Sea Salt Crystal Rose

INR 2,875 AT Forest Essentials

In a nutshell, exfoliation helps to scrub off dead skin cells and makes room for new skin cells. Remember, like it's important to exfoliate the skin on your face, do the same for the rest of your body. Give it a try, will you?

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