Once or twice a week, exfoliate your skin in the shower. A washcloth or loofah is enough to do the trick. For the best results, lightly scrub the skin in a circular motion. "This will remove dead skin that is dull or flaky," Dr. Gilbert says. Your skin will look brighter and feel softer. Plus, you'll have removed the dead skin that can prevent lotions and creams from absorbing effectively.
A word of caution: Be careful not to overdo it. If you scrub too hard or too frequently, you run the risk of irritating skin and leaving it drier than it was before.