Crushed apricot kernels are used in some exfoliating soaps.
Exfoliating soap is a skin care product that is used to cleanse the skin and also remove dead skin cells. There are two basic types of this soap. One type is used for the face and is usually done with a thinner, gentler scrub. The other is used on the body and can be done with a rougher, larger-grain scrub. The most intense type of this soap is one that is specifically intended for use on the feet, as it contains an exfoliant that supposedly helps remove dead skin cells that form calluses.
An exfoliating soap can help prevent ingrown hairs after shaving.
There are several types of materials that can be added to the soap to give it an exfoliating quality. In some types of exfoliating soap, the fibers from the loofah are mixed into the formula. Other natural products used as exfoliants in this type of soap are seaweed, crushed apricot kernels, and oatmeal. Sometimes beads or synthetic fibers are used as a scrub.
Some women have found that regular use of exfoliating soap helps to reduce the occurrence of ingrown hairs.
The face is not the only part of the body that can benefit from exfoliation. Skin all over the body can benefit from exfoliation to reveal new, refreshed skin. Exfoliating certain parts of the body, such as the back and shoulders, can help reduce body acne. For those who are very flexible, the exfoliating soap can just be rubbed into these areas and then rinsed off in the shower. For those who are not so flexible, the soap can be rubbed into the head of a brush with a handle and then rubbed into the back and shoulders.
The exfoliating soap contains scrubbing additives.
There are many uses for exfoliating soap. Some women find that using it regularly on their legs can help reduce the occurrence of ingrown hairs that result from shaving. It can also help remove dead skin cells from rough hands. It can also help remove dirt deep into the skin and under the nails. For this reason, exfoliating soap is regularly used by mechanics and gardeners.
People with dry skin should choose an exfoliating face wash that also moisturizes the skin.
After using the exfoliating soap, it is advisable to moisturize the skin. While the skin can be healthy and glowing after the dead cells are removed, it needs to be kept healthy and fresh with moisturizer or body oil. It’s best to apply moisturizer when your skin is still warm from washing, as it will absorb moisture well in this state.