Exfoliating is a love or hate thing, you either see it as a treat or a chore.

Either way, regular buffing of the face and the body is one of life's necessities, a must for summer dressing and essential preparation for a long lasting, golden tan - fake or real. Regular exfoliation will boost circulation, improve vital blood flow to the body's largest organ - the skin - and keep its surface soft, clean and plumped. It will also help to keep dreaded ingrown hairs at bay on legs and bikini lines.


For the face you should endeavour to exfoliate once a week to keep skin cleansed and fresh. For the body, if you can make buffing part of your daily showering ritual then it will do you the world of good. We also recommend at twice yearly skin buffing, salon treatment as the most decadent and least tedious way to indulge.

Read ELLE’s reviews to see which exfoliators and salon treatments made the grade and which are best for your needs and your budget too.

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