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Scrub up well: how to exfoliate your face 

It’s no secret: your skin can look noticeably brighter and clearer when you exfoliate your face regularly. But did you know that harsh rubbing can irritate our skin? Red, inflamed, upset skin. No thank you! Luckily there are some savvy ways to exfoliate your face that are gentle enough for even sensitive skin. Ready to get glowing?

So, why is it so great to exfoliate your face? 

Get this: skin cells regenerate non-stop, and it takes about a month for new skin cells to work their way up to the skin’s surface. Dead skin cells shed naturally (about 40,000 every hour!), but when skin cells linger on the skin’s surface, they can clog pores. Exfoliate your face at home regularly and you can help turn the wattage up on dull, dry, and lacklustre skin, with a bright, Insta-ready glow.

Simple Soothing Facial Scrub squeezed into hand against a palm tree background

How often should you exfoliate your face at home? 

If you’re new to exfoliating, now is a great time to start! First, test your chosen product on a small patch of skin, before gradually building it up to taking a regular spot in your skincare routine. Feeling a little sensitive? A weekly scrub easy does it. Want to reclaim control over oily skin? Taking it up to twice a week should hit the spot for helping to keep breakout-prone skin clean and clear. Take your pick!

How to exfoliate your face with Simple’s exfoliating essentials: 

Simple Kind To Skin Biodegradable Exfoliating Wipes:

These clever double-sided exfoliating face wipes cleanse and exfoliate in one, making them perfect for when you’re in a hurry or on-the-go! Made with skin-loving ingredients, and enriched with Vitamin B, E, and Aloe Vera, they revive your skin and leave it feeling smooth and refreshed.

How to use:
Step 1: Gently wipe the exfoliating side over the face and neck, avoiding the delicate eye area
Step 2: Work the smooth side over the face, neck, and eye area to cleanse and whisk make-up away

Simple Protect ‘n’ Glow Express Glow Clay Polish: for smooth and glowing skin 

Our cleansing Protect ‘n’ Glow Express Glow Clay Polish instantly smooths, brightens and revitalises for glowing skin. Natural bamboo exfoliators make this Simple cleanser and face scrub gentle, plus our formula with Vitamin C & E and organic Ginger Root helps brighten for naturally radiant skin.

How to Use:
The Protect ‘n’ Glow Express Glow Clay Polish works in just 60 seconds – making it a really quick way to exfoliate your face.

To get glowing skin: massage our Clay Polish onto cleansed skin for 1 minute (be sure to avoid the delicate eye area.) and let the natural bamboo exfoliators do their thing. Then rinse and glow!


A woman rubbing cream on her face

How to exfoliate your face: dos and don’ts 

Do: Choose skin-loving ingredients like natural clays and natural bamboo particles for skin that feels revived and revitalised.

Don’t: Apply too much pressure. It can lead to irritation – leaving you and your skin feeling a little red-faced.

Do: Let your skin decide how often you scrub. If your skin is becoming more red, sensitive, or spot-prone you may be over-exfoliating. Skin still looking a little lacklustre? Take it up a notch and add an extra face scrub sesh this week.

Don’t: Exfoliate irritated skin. Let upset skin calm down before scrubbing up to avoid damaging it.

Simple Soothing Facial Scrub and Exfoliating Facial Wipes sitting on the edge of a bath

Armed with these tips on how to exfoliate our faces, we’re all set to get scrubbed up the savvy way. Here’s to happy, naturally healthy-looking skin!

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