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If you haven’t already realized, exfoliating is more than just your face ladies. Sloughing off dead skin cells to reveal bright beautiful skin is actually a necessity for your entire body (arms, legs, feet, and more), and there’s tons of different products targeted for nearly every area and every tolerance from normal to sensitive.

“It’s important to exfoliate the whole body,” Ivy Klein, Lead Massage Therapist for Bliss 49explained to Mimi Chatter. “Removing superficial skin cells helps any moisturizer penetrate the skin deeper and prevents breakouts/buildup of excess dry/old skin. It leaves the skin smoother, more even toned, and helps minimize large pores and hyper-pigmentation.”

And when it comes to hyper-pigmentation, many of us forget about one of the main problem areas: underarms. Don’t be embarrassed ladies, we’ve all been there and may still be dealing with this. While this area may seem really sensitive since the skin is thinner, Klein actually condones exfoliating your underarms. “It makes for better waxing and shaving,” she said.

“Some people get ingrown hairs in the underarm area from shaving and waxing and keeping it exfoliated is a good idea. It also removes that pesky layer of deodorant that never really goes away.”

Well, happy exfoliating right in time for spring and summer!

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