SPRING CLEAN YOUR SKIN: Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate

Spring is the perfect time to declutter, renew and refresh your skin care routine. Exfoliation and dry brushing will get rid of that dull winter skin build-up and leave you super glowy. At Disciple HQ we're coming out of hibernation and (kind of) ready to bare some skin, wear lighter makeup and let skin breathe. 

Essentially, exfoliation means removing the dull, dead skin cells sitting on the top layer of skin. When we have dry, flaky winter skin, it also means we have more skin cells that can be removed by exfoliating, so spring is the perfect time to get rid. 

Just like a spring clean you need to remove everything before you begin cleaning. By exfoliating you are also unblocking pores and uncovering fresh new layers of skin. Without a good exfoliation your skincare won’t be able to seep into the epidermis. There is literally no point using good skincare if you're not exfoliating. Not to mention your makeup will sit smoothly on the skin, avoiding that nasty patchy look. 

Face: Gentle enough for every night use - Night Shift contains natural fruit AHAs to break down the oily bond holding dead skin cells to the pores. Our unique muslin helps sweep away dirt, oil and make-up traces leaving your skin ready to absorb serums and oils. From £19.

Scalp: Our scalp and hair are our crown, and this unique goop whipped shampoo made of exfoliating mineral-rich Himalayan pink salt, nourishing cold-pressed moringa oil, and pure unfiltered rose hip oil purifies and detoxifies all at once. The scrub cleanses the hair and scalp of product buildup, dirt, and oil, leaving both clean and refreshed. The cleansing scent—rosemary, geranium, orange, and peppermint—lingers subtly in hair (and smells amazing as you wash).  £38

Body: Dry brushing is an essential—and energizing—skin-detox step. Just a couple of minutes body brushing a day before a bath or shower will promote your lymph, helping your body metabolise toxins more efficiently, discouraging fluid retention and cellulite (the two are related to each other), and softening and toning your skin. The benefits are immediate and lasting. We love The Body Shop brush (£9) Made from pure natural sisal, this brush sweeps away dead skin to reveal glowy and smooth skin. Use before shower.