Pro Logic: Get Your Exfoliator On! Sunday 15 July, 2012
It’s summer, summer, summertime, and skin guru Ole Henriksen shares his top summer exfoliation tips for keeping your skin smooth and bare-able.
I am on the outs with exfoliators right now. I’m not even sure why. Perhaps a little thing called laziness; if it’s not sitting on my sink, I tend to forget it. But, as skin guru Ole Henriksen points out, exfoliation is the #1 most important step in your skincare regimen—no matter the time of year. Think about it: In the summer, you’re exposing oodles of skin; it should look polished. In the colder months, complexions dull, and an exfoliator only works to brighten it up.
But let’s focus on the summer for now, and how you’ll be wanting to uncover more youthful skin for your warm-weather beauty. “Exfoliation helps to dislodge deep-seeded impurities, refine the appearance of pores and improve skin’s overall texture,” Ole says. “It also helps skin to be more receptive to anti-aging products, like moisturizers and serums.” Well, if that last part doesn’t sell you, I don’t know what will. Here are some of Ole’s summertime exfoliation tips and tricks that will have you—and me, by golly!—sloughing away the rough stuff.
+ ½ cup sea salt
+ ½ cup finely ground coffee
+ ¼ cup sesame oil
+ ½ TSP eucalyptus essential oil
Voila! Self-made exfoliator that will have you beach-ready in no time!
Got any exfoliation tips you want to share? Leave them in the comments!