Saturday, 24 November 2012

Things you need to know about exfoliation.

Hi Beauties! 

Today's post will be all about exfoliating your skin! So welcome to exfoliation 101! I'm trying to alternate each different category post every day (does this make sense?) Well basically I'll post something different every day, It wouldn't be skin care the entire week then hair care the entire week. I'll try to rotate! 

So exfoliation has played a big part in my life and right now it is what made my skin get better. We shall go through the basics and at the end I'll recommend you some body product for exfoliation as well as face, so keep reading on! 

Why should we exfoliate? 
- Exfoliation means taking a dead layer of skin off your skin to make your skin brighter and more vibrant. Basically, you can't see the dead layer of skin that is on your face &body. Before you exfoliate, you'll feel as if your skin is lacking sunlight and it is becoming dull. 

How you should exfoliate? 
- There are a lot of different products out there for exfoliation, you can DIY exfoliating lip scrub or you can make your own body scrub. There are products for your skin as well and also there are jelly like texture that has a rough end to the bottom which is widely sold around korea and japan. 

When you should exfoliate? 
- I would recommend you to exfoliate every once to twice a week just to get rid of the dead skin. Don't exfoliate too much or else your skin will start to look irritated. If you're going to shave your legs, it's better to exfoliate first then only shave before you're going to shave about a little more hair than you wouldn't have shave if you haven't exfoliate (does this even make sense?) 

So now moving on, I'll give you some products that helped me with exfoliation and also a little mini review right below it. 

Face products; 

LUSH Angels On Bare Skin 

Mini Review; This product works as an all in one cleanser, this exfoliates really well and it consist of ground almonds which removes dead skin. If you have normal skin and you're not acne prone or you don't have problematic skin, you could probably get away with just this as your cleanser. I use this as my cleanser and scrub so i don't need to use a separate cleanser. 

ST Ives Apricot Scrub. 

Mini Review; I am not going to lie I haven't tried this product out yet, but I have heard so many good comments about this product that I have been trying to get my hands on it but they were sold out here in the drugstores. So if you already have your hands on it, please tell me how it is &I'll update this little review! 

Toothbrush method 

Mini Review; If you haven't already checked out my first and ever post on this blog click here ! What better way to invest in a good electric toothbrush that you can not only brush your teeth with but exfoliate your skin as well? well of course with a different brush! Electric toothbrush comes with an extra brush! This has by far been my favorite method of exfoliation, so give it a try! But please do read my warnings in the post before trying. 

Bath products; 

LUSH Aqua Mirabilis 

Mini Review; This comes in a solid little exfoliating bar and also it is a lotion. What I do is that I wet my arm or my legs if I am going to exfoliate and when the product comes in contact with water it turns into a milky feel which then sips through your skin and leave your skin feeling soft! Absolutely amazing product, thank you lush! 

Updated; Comment from Amanda Ting.

LUSH's Buffy

Mini Review; It's like an exfoliating body butter, similar to Aqua Mirabilis. And Buffy is really really amazing! Cause it's very moisturizing and yet at the same time, you get a good scrub! :D

I admit, I don't use that many bath products which contains exfoliating properties, so if you have any good recommendations, I'll be gladly to update and mention your name! 
So this was my post on exfoliation, I am sorry if it was kind of rambly because it's now 3AM and I have just finished working on this post! *YAYY for the hard work

I have tried all the products mentioned above, and I still have them in my bathroom. So if you'll like to know more about how it works or where you can get them, feel free to leave a comment in the comment section below!

Disclaimer; As usual, pictures are not mine unless stated to be so. 

Hope you guys are having an amazing weekend! 

xx Nic (@NicholleZoe) 


  1. Hi Nikki! This is Amanda. :D If you want, you can try Buffy from Lush. It's like an exfoliating body butter, similar to Aqua Mirabilis. And Buffy is really really amazing! Cause it's very moisturizing and yet at the same time, you get a good scrub! :D

  2. Hi manda!! hehe yes, I totally forgot about buffy from LUSH! I'll update this post now and add in your name :)

    Thank you! <3

  3. HAHA hi nikkie! :D I use Angels on bare skin too and buffy! it's AMAZING!

  4. HAHA hi jojo!! YES!! You're now a lushie like amanda and I :')

    xx Nic



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