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Summer skin: How to exfoliate and smooth your skin

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How to prep your skin for summer

As summer approaches, our thoughts naturally turn to the skin on our bodies a little more than usual. From beach holidays in swimwear, to relaxed afternoons spent in the park while wearing summer outfits, warmer weather often means that we reveal a little more skin on our arms and legs.

And if yours is looking and feeling a little lacklustre after months of cold weather, don’t worry. Gentle exfoliation and moisturisation can support in achieving your best-looking skin. Yes, even if you have sensitive skin.

How to prep your skin for summer

How to exfoliate sensitive skin

If you have sensitive skin, you may have previously found exfoliating products irritating to your skin. This is probably due to the physical exfoliants within them – such as grains fruit pips and nut shells - that can often create micro tears in the skin and be too harsh for more sensitive skin types.

The most effective way of tackling rough and bumpy skin on the body, that’s also prone to Keratosis Piliaris, is with a cleanser that uses natural, chemical exfoliants and humectants. CeraVe SA Smoothing Cleanser for the face and body exfoliates the skin without compromising the natural protective barrier with 3 Essential Ceramides, the exfoliant Salicylic Acid and the moisturiser Hyaluronic Acid. It’s also formulated to be non-irritating and non-comedogenic.

How to prep your skin for summer

Restoring smoothness to sensitive skin

Once you’ve created a smooth-looking canvas with a gentle exfoliant, you’ll need to lock hydration in with a moisturiser. CeraVe SA Skin Smoothing Cream is designed as the ideal next step to SA Smoothing Cleanser. It does this with the natural chemical exfoliant, Salicylic Acid and 10% Urea, a humectant that helps to improve the appearance of patches of rough and bumpy skin. Urea is particularly effective at improving skin texture as it provides hydration while helping to reduce the build-up of dead skin cells. MVE Technology also locks in moisture and provides long-lasting hydration for up to 24 hours.

Apply CeraVe SA Skin Smoothing Cream every day after cleansing the body to reveal soft and smooth skin.

CeraVe top tip: Don’t forget to complete your summer skincare routine with broad-spectrum sunscreen and re-apply regularly throughout the day.

How to prep your skin for summer