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How to exfoliate: our head-to-toe guide!
Face scrubs, lip scrubs, body scrubs, hand scrubs, foot scrubs... It seems there's a scrub for every part of the body! Exfoliators are great for sloughing away dead cells, flaky skin and excess sebum, lifting away impurities, and buffing away rough skin. They help to stimulate cell renewal, prevent ingrown hairs, cleanse deep down, and leave your skin feeling softer and smoother. What's not to love? We give you the lowdown on exfoliators, so you'll know which one to use – and how to use it – for softer, purified skin.
Is your skin looking lacklustre? Does your complexion need a brightening boost? L'OCCITANE offers a range of facial exfoliators and masks, so you're sure to find one that suits your skin type and addresses your concerns. Purifying, soothing, moisturizing, anti-ageing... Simply choose one that meets your needs! 


Our Radiance Face Scrub is made with freshly harvested pomelo from Corsica. (Oh, and if you're wondering what a pomelo is, it's a large citrus fruit that looks and tastes much like a grapefruit – but it's not!) Suitable for all skin types, this scrub contains tiny granules that rid skin of impurities and help to unclog pores. It works to bring back your natural glow, and leaves skin feeling smoother and comfortable. And then there's the amazing texture... It looks like jam (but don't worry, it's not as sticky!) and smells fabulously fruity! 
Face Scrub
How to use it
If you're going to exfoliate your face, start by wetting your skin. Then take a small amount of face scrub and apply with circular movements. Avoid the eye area but pay extra attention to the T-zone. Rinse with clean water then admire your fresh, bright complexion! You can follow with a face mask for a moisturizing, soothing or purifying effect, or simply apply a facial serum.
Do you suffer from dry or chapped lips? Then treat them to some extra-special care so they can feel all soft and smooth again! But remember: the skin here is fine and fragile, so you need to use specific, gentle products that won't damage it.


Your lips will LOVE our Marmalade Kiss Delicious Lip Scrub, from our FRUITS & VITAMIN collection. It's 100% vegetarian-friendly and we guarantee that it's free of silicones, mineral oils and animal-derived ingredients. Plus, its fruity scent is impossible to resist! The formula includes Vitamin E, known for its antioxidant benefits, along with pomelo, carrot and pomegranate oils, to deliver instantly visible results.  
lip scrub
Dab a small amount onto your lips and use your fingers to massage gently with circular movements and slough away dead skin. Then simply rinse with clean water. Now that your lips feel smooth again, you can move on to the next step in their beauty routine, with one of our Delicious Tinted Balms. Available in different shades, they work to nourish your lips while giving them a beautiful touch of colour, so they look smooth, soft and stunning! 
L'OCCITANE body scrubs are ideal for exfoliating any part of your body – but shouldn't be used on your face. They're made with bigger exfoliating granules, which come from a plant or mineral source (sugar crystals, Camargue salt, crushed almond shells and cereal flakes). These scrubs act immediately and help to stimulate blood flow. 


Our NEWAlmond Crunchy Muesli Scrub is so delicious, it's almost good enough to eat! (But please don't!!!) This delectable concoction features almond flakes, white and brown sugar and cereals – ingredients that gently but effectively exfoliate. We've combined them with almond oil from Provence, so you can enjoy natural ingredients that nourish your skin, protect its hydrolipidic film, and leave it visibly smoother, softer and more supple.  
natural body scrub
Our new body scrub can be used in two different ways:

If you're looking for some serious exfoliation, begin by wetting your skin, then take some product and massage over target areas. It's best if you use circular or upward movements, to stimulate microcirculation. Once you've finished, simply rinse with clean water.

If you want exfoliation to be all about well-being, relaxation, scents and sensations, we suggest combining the Almond Crunchy Muesli Scrub with our Almond Shower Oil. Put a small amount of the scrub in the palm of your hand (or in a small container), then mix with a little Almond Shower Oil. Apply the mixture to wet skin, then rinse. Bliss!  

Now that you've removed all dead cells and your skin feels smooth and squeaky clean, you can apply a body butter, cream or lotion to nourish deep down. 
Our hands are exposed to everything! Changes in temperature, pollution, dirt, UV rays, the elements, hot water, harsh cleansing agents, etc. These can all take their toll, leaving your hands feeling rough and dry – and in need of a little TLC! Pamper your hands with a scrub that will help to soften and repair the skin, and keep your nails looking beautiful. 


Have you met our Shea Butter One-Minute Hand Scrub Its ingredients include organic shea butter (10%), ground walnut husks, apricot oil and allantoin, and it can even be used if you have dry skin. So, what does this product promise? There's a clue in the name... In just one minute, it smoothes and nourishes your hands. You can also use it to exfoliate your feet and any rough areas on the body, such as elbows and knees. 
hand scrub
hand scrub
Apply this hand scrub directly to dry hands. Then slowly massage the back of the hand, the fingers and around the nails. Rinse thoroughly with clean water. Apply your hand cream immediately afterwards: its moisturizing effect will be optimized by using the scrub. To take care of your nails, take a look at our targeted products for the hands and nails. 
Our feet spend much of their time stuck inside shoes, so it's no wonder that the skin of the feet can become dry, hard or damaged. The best way to combat this problem is by using a scrub to smooth and soften. Because the skin on your feet is thicker, there's no need to be extra gentle, so you can use body scrubs with large exfoliating granules. Sometimes you have to be a little rough to get rid of roughness! 


The Shea Butter Rich Body Scrub is ideal for exfoliating your feet. Enriched with apricot oil and finely ground nutshells, it seems to melt on the skin the moment you apply it. Gentle yet effective, it's excellent for softening dry, rough patches. Plus you'll love its subtle, delicate scent.
Use this product in the shower to exfoliate your entire body. When you get to your feet, pay particular attention to heels, the top of your feet, and around the nails. Rinse well, dry your skin, then apply moisturizer. We recommend exfoliating once or twice a week (unless you have very sensitive skin). Scrubs help to reveal the skin's natural beauty, so they make a great gift for someone – or treat for yourself!
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