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10 Reasons Why you should Exfoliate Regularly

It’s important to exfoliate regularly.  Normally it is recommended that you do this 2 to 3 times a week except for those with sensitive skin it should be about 1 to 2 times a week with a light touch.

Exfoliating regularly helps to remove dead cells from the surface of the skin and make way for the new cells below resulting in a brighter, clearer complexion and healthier looking skin.  I was in need of a new scrub so was very pleased to come across Urban Tan Glamour Grit.  This is an oil free salt scrub that contains green tea which we all know has powerful antioxidant properties, sea kelp (helps protect against free radical damage, moisturises and softens the skin and help it retain its moisture), algae (anti-inflammatory and helps the skin maintain moisture levels) and vitamin E (scar reducing and anti-aging properties).  It is paraben free, cruelty free and 100% vegan and an overall great product.  I love its fresh citrusy aroma from the grapefruit.  This aptly named product is packed full of salt unlike some lesser quality scrubs which contain very little of the actual exfoliating agent (natural pumice, sugar or the dreaded micro beads).  To apply you can use bath gloves or simply your hands as these will do just as good a job.  Application is simple enough, you simply apply the grit to wet or dry skin before having a bath or shower.  The salt is quite chunky but breaks down a bit when you massage it into the skin so don’t be fooled and use to much product.  Remember when applying to the body you should rub the scrub into the skin in a circular motion toward the heart.  This product has been designed to be used with sunless tan enhancers but I think that it does a great job even as a general exfoliator.  Using a product like this before applying a sunless cream is generally advisable the day before cream application and helps to give a streak free tan.

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The tub is big! 320g, and costs £14.99.  A little goes a looooong way so this is a bargain as your skin will not only feel great but will also look good after each use.  My skin felt soft and smooth from the first application which is exactly what one would expect from a good quality scrub.

The benefits of exfoliating:

1. Smoothes rough skin.

2. Revives the appearance of dull looking skin.

3. It allows for a closer shave (if you shave that is).

4. Helps reduce the occurrence of acne and blackheads.

5. Reduces the appearance of large pores.

6. Evens out skin tone.

7. Improves skin texture.

8. Fights the signs of aging.

9. Allows for better absorption of serums and moisturisers and less make up is required to achieve a better finish.

10. As it allows better cream absorption exfoliation is perfect for preparing the skin for the addition of sunless tanning creams.

I really love this scrub it’s been well thought though to make it a natural product that smells great and gives FAB results.

In summary; I love it!

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This Post Has 52 Comments

  1. I exfoliate regularly and I find it so hard to find a decent body scrub. Thanks for sharing this review, I’ll definitely check this one out.

  2. I love exfoliating, I think its one of my favourite things to do as it leaves my skin feeling beautiful and soft! This sounds like a great product especially as I’m someone who loves to tan every now and again but also just exfoliate on a regular basis xx

  3. ooh this looks great. IAlso 10 good reasons! recently bought some exfoliation products for myself and have not gotten around to using them yet but I will soon. 🙂 Angela

  4. I really need to remember to exfoliate more – I keep getting in the shower and thinking oh no I forgot the exfliater again! Nightmare! x

  5. I don’t exfoliate nearly often enough – Thanks for the reminder, I always feel so much better and softer when I remember to do it.

  6. Exfoliating is so important but I feel like a lot of people skip out on doing it!

  7. these are some really good points. I don’t exfoliate nearly enough. I know I should!

  8. I really need to get into the habit of exfoliating more as I really don’t. You’ve made me realise quite how important it is, thanks x

  9. I exfoliate weekly otherwise I feel totally grubby and my skin just looks awful x

  10. i do it once a week but with a cream exfoliator as my face is very dry since havig my son

  11. This is something I never, ever do, and I really ought to especially as I am getting older. Sounds like a great product!

  12. This sounds like it does a great job! I don’t think I exfoliate enough but when I do I feel a lot fresher etc. So I’d love to start using something like this!

  13. Thanks for the tips, I always seem to forget about exfoliating!
    – Emily

  14. I need to remember to exfoliate more but I always forget!

    1. I used to be the same but once you see the results you will want to.

  15. I love the fact that this scrub is oil free. Will have to look out for it, thank you x

    1. It is a lovely product.

  16. I really need to start looking after my skin from now on. These are great tips

    1. It’s amazing how many people neglect their skin.

  17. I agree with all your reasons, it is very important! Great post!

    1. Thanks Shannon 😉

  18. I always set out on beauty regimes with good intentions but I soon start to lapse. I really need to make more effort!

    1. Building up a routine can help you, my memory is very poor but doing set things on certain days really helps.

  19. There are so many benefits to exfoliating! I need to do it more often and this product sounds great! I love that it’s oil free, too! Fab post, thank you for sharing. xx

    1. No problem Sarah, thanks for your comment.

  20. Great post, I would love to try this, thanks!

    1. It’s worth giving a go Sam, you’ll love it.

  21. Great post as always, I always use exfoliating mitts in the shower on my elbows and knees, it works brlliantly.

    1. It’s great to exfoliate regularly it makes a big difference to the appearance of your skin.

  22. I’m a big fan of exfoliating – I have so many different ones!

    1. It can be hard to choose which to use but this one was really nice.

  23. Oh gosh I never do and now understand that I must do so regularly.

    1. Try and get a routine going so that you remember to do it.

  24. Thanks for sharing this looks fab! I have been using an exfoliating mitt but it can be quite rough so maybe this would be better! xx

    1. A gentle touch when exfoliating should help 😉

  25. I don’t really like exfoliating, I just don’t like the feel of it but I agree my skin looks so much better afterwards.

    1. I think it’s just a case of getting used to it and don’t forget you don’t need to be heavy handed.

  26. I’ve recently started exfoliating more, I’ve always been bad with skin care and never had a routine.. something I’m definitely trying to change. I love when you find products that are both good for you and smell nice 🙂

    1. This one certaily does, I love it.

  27. I’m so glad I browse blogs like yours, I’ve really struggled with my skin this week (since the weather’s changed) and I’ve just been looking at a new exfoliator as mines almost finished. It’s surprising how good a salt scrub is!

    1. It really is great on the skin and leaves you with a wonderful healthy glow.

  28. This sounds fab, although I have a teenage daughter that hogs the bathroom & I got to be honest, I don’t get the me time as much lately.
    A great review & definitely one for me to think about, thank you 🙂

    1. It’s one of those products that once you’ve used it you want to tell eveyone about it.

  29. I’m so lazy at exfoliating and tend to do it only on times when I will fake tan. I look at all the reasons and they do make perfect sense so maybe something I need to incorporate into my regular routine.

    1. It’s worth doing it regularly you will notice a big difference.

  30. great post, the product looks FAB

  31. I do this usually once a month

  32. I’m amazed at the difference after exfoliating.

    1. My skin feels so much smoother and doesn’t seem to get as dry as it used to.

      1. Exfoliating has so many benefits and that of course is one of them.

    2. It’s brilliant, we should all try to do it more often.

  33. I like the sound of this. Will bookmark for when I’m due to buy more exfoliator x

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