Unless you live under a rock, we’re pretty sure you’re aware of the numerous benefits of exfoliating your skin. And no, we aren’t just talking about the skin on your face, but your entire body as well. This simple skincare habit gets rid of dead skin cells to give you softer, smoother and supple skin, especially during the winters when smooth skin feels like a distant dream.

However, do you feel like exfoliating your legs doesn’t result in much of a difference? Do your legs still feel dry and dehydrated post-exfoliation? Well, if the answer is “yes”, we’ve got news. Chances are that you aren’t exfoliating them the right way. But worry not, your friends over at BeBe have your back. Ahead, we’ve listed down four tips to follow if you want softer, smoother legs post-exfoliation.

 

01. Try different tools

01. Try different tools

Using your bare hands to massage the scrub over your legs might not be enough to get silky, smooth legs. Try using a washcloth, loofah or even an exfoliating sponge. These tools gently scrub off the top layer of dead skin to reveal glowing, smooth skin underneath.

 

02. Don’t be too aggressive

02. Don’t be too aggressive

Body scrubs, especially the physical ones, are full of abrasive ingredients that can end up harming your skin if not used gently. Physical body scrubs can cause micro-tears on the skin, which can lead to redness and irritation. Therefore, it’s essential to be extremely gentle and exfoliate in small circular motions for best results.

 

03. Don’t exfoliate after shaving

03. Don’t exfoliate after shaving

Shaving your legs is an act of exfoliation in itself, and therefore, it is best to alternate between the two. Regular shaving helps get rid of dead skin build-up, and following it with a scrub will only leave your skin raw and damaged. Therefore, it’s best to exfoliate your skin before shaving. Not only will this yield better results, but also clean the skin for the razor to glide on smoothly.

 

04. Pay attention to stubborn skin

04. Pay attention to stubborn skin

When you exfoliate your legs, pay extra attention to specific areas such as your knees, ankles and feet. These areas have more dead skin build-up, and therefore look darker than the rest of your legs. The best way to deal with this issue is to slather on some scrub and then exfoliate in circular motions using a washcloth. Do this once a week for best results.