Turn your complexion from dull and dry to bright, vibrant, and smooth

There are many benefits to regularly exfoliating your skin. As well as removing ingrained dirt, it also refreshes the skin by removing dead skin cells, to help it feel deliciously suppler, smoother and also brighten the appearance.  

By removing flaky old skin from the surface of the epidermis, it means you get a closer, cleaner shave as your razor is likely to become less clogged up, as well as enable better absorption of beneficial serums and moisturisers. 

Another great positive of exfoliating your skin is to fight the signs of aging. As we get older, our skin’s natural ability to shed dead skin cells slows down, and these often make fine lines and wrinkles stand out even more. By exfoliating you can help your skin grow more gracefully and help to ease discoloration as well.

When your pores get clogged up with dead skin cells, oils from your skin can get trapped beneath the surface, which can cause blackheads or whiteheads. Exfoliating your skin helps to keep pores clean and clear bringing any outbreaks of pimples under control. 

Exfoliation can be done in a number of ways using a variety of products designed for different skin types, but is generally applied in small circular motions to enable the dry, flaky skin to loosen and improve circulation of blood in the body to reveal fresher, younger skin. 

Exfoliating on a regular basis – once or twice a week for mild exfoliation, once or twice a month for more intense treatments brings new life to your complexion. Hand Picked Hotels are very proud to offer Elemis Exotic Lime and Ginger Salt Glow treatment at all of our spas, which deeply cleanses and moisturises the body to leave it glowing and vibrant, replenished and flawless.  

As well as the main product in this treatment – an invigorating scrub which stimulates tones and leaves the skin soft, we would also recommend Elemis’ Frangipani Monio Salt Glow, a skin softening and nourishing scrub which melts on contact with skin. Both work great on dry skin to leave it feeling smooth and refreshed and ready for summer.