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Exfoliating Legs

When Should I Exfoliate My Legs? Before or After Shaving?

Dr. Deepti Prasad
Medically Reviewed By:

Dr. Deepthi Prasad, MBBS.

Written by Our Editorial Team


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The internet is divided in half about exfoliating legs before or after shaving. While the order might sound like a dumb thing, it holds more importance than you think! In this blog we will answer the burning question of when to exfoliate your legs during shaving.

(Spoiler Alert: There is a skincare superhero waiting for you in this blog.)

So, first, let us shed light on...

Why Is Exfoliation Important?

Exfoliation, the process of removing dead skin cells, dirt, and excess oil from the skin surface, is a crucial step in your skincare regimen. It helps unclog pores, reduce acne breakouts and increase the absorption of skincare products, resulting in soft, smooth skin. Now that you have learned the importance of exfoliation, let us decode…

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When Should I Exfoliate? Before Or After Shaving?

We know you have been waiting for the answer, and it might burst your bubble knowing that it has been with you all this time. It all depends on your skin sensitivity. Yup, that’s right. So, If you have sensitive skin, it is wiser to exfoliate a day or two before shaving to avoid irritation and reduce the risk of ingrown hair. People with normal skin can exfoliate whenever they feel like it. The other thing more important than the order is the product used for exfoliation. Always use a gentle product that suits your skin type which brings us to the skincare superhero we were talking about.

Also Read : How to shave your legs without getting bumps?


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Introducing Bumps Eraser Exfoliating Scrub


Meet the G.O.A.T. of exfoliation: the ThriveCo Bumps Eraser Exfoliating Scrub! Formulated with potent ingredients like spirulina and glycolic acid - lactic acid complex, this scrub can do everything. From removing dry, rough bumps from the skin, dealing with body acne, reducing Keratosis Pilaris, strawberry legs, or combating overall dryness, the Bumps Eraser Exfoliating Scrub can treat it all. But…

Also Read : What To Expect From ThriveCo Bumps Eraser Exfoliating Scrub?

How To Use The Bumps Eraser Exfoliating Scrub?


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Use it exactly like you would any other scrub. Just apply it to wet skin and massage in gentle, circular motions for 3-5 minutes. Rinse away with cold water, and voila, smooth skin! For better results, use it three times a week, and do not forget to follow up with a hydrating moisturizer.

Now that we have ended the debate about exfoliation, why not give it a try? And while we are talking about trying things, do not forget to get your hands on our Bumps Eraser Exfoliating Scrub.


About Doctor :

Dr. Deepthi Prasad

Dr. Deepthi Prasad specializes in Dermatology, Cosmetology, and Aesthetic Dermatology and has been practicing for over 15 years. After completing MBBS from Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences Andhra Pradesh in 2009, she earned a MD in Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy from Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad in 2014.



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