Maintaining beautiful skin isn’t always easy and it usually takes a careful and consistent skin care routine.

While you may know the right way to cleanse and hydrate, you could also be missing a vital step: exfoliating. Exfoliation is an incredibly important part of a skin care routine, helping shed dry, flaky skin and allowing you to feel fresh, bright — and maybe even look a bit younger…

How to exfoliate your legs and body:

For a body exfoliant, try a lotion-based product. “I feel using a sugar or salt scrub soaked with oils just leaves my skin feeling heavy with excess oil and clogged pores,” said Heather Rohrer, a physician’s assistant and owner of the prestigious celebrity medical spa Center for Aesthetic Medicine and Human Performance in Las Vegas. She prefers Skinceuticals Body Retexturing Treatment.