When exfoliating the face, it is best to start by exfoliating once or twice a week. This helps to ensure that the skin does not become irritated. Gentle exfoliants such as microbeads and lactic acid can also help prevent irritation due to their lack of sharp edges.
To exfoliate the body, apply oil to the skin, and carry out a dry brush. Then, step in the shower, and wash using a sugar or salt scrub. After rinsing the scrub off, use a salicylic acid body wash. Dry the skin gently by patting it with the towel.
Always use moisturizer and sunscreen after exfoliating, as exfoliation scrubs can strip away natural oil as well as dead skin.