Some people love exfoliating, others are afraid of it. But the truth is that when done right and according to your skin type, exfoliation, from time to time, can be beneficial for your skin.
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EXFOLIATION HELPS TO HAVE A BETTER SKIN
WHAT IS EXFOLIATION?
First we need to understand it, what is exfoliation? To exfoliate is to remove old skin cells from the skin’s outer layer. It is an important part of every skincare routine, both facial and body. And even though some consider it a fancy thing to do, you don’t need to leave your house to get a good exfoliation. Through exfoliation, your skin cleanses, it reveals fresh skin cells and makes your pores look smaller by taking away the old ones.
This process helps your skin become better at absorbing everything that you use on it. It increases your blood flow, giving you a natural glow. New cells are constantly being created by your skin. They start at the lower level and then rise to the surface, a process in which they slowly die but also get filled with keratin. This is important because it protects the skin, but there gets to a point where they need to go to make way for younger cells.
HOW TO EXFOLIATE YOUR FACE?
Your face and body skin are really different and shouldn’t be treated the same. On your face, make sure to use a softer exfoliator that doesn’t tear or cause any damage to your delicate skin. Choose a product that also adapts to your skin type, depending on your necessities. If you want a deeper cleanse, you can accompany your daily cleanser with an exfoliating brush. For your face, look for a brush with soft bristles to avoid redness or sensitivity. Brushes help achieve a deeper and more thorough cleanse.
HOW TO EXFOLIATE YOUR BODY?
When it comes to the rest of your body, use a sponge or a body brush to eliminate dead skin while showering or go for a body scrub instead. You can use a stronger product than on your face, but that doesn’t mean you can ignore you skin type or your needs. Make sure to choose a safe product that doesn’t sensitise your skin.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU EXFOLIATE?
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU EXFOLIATE YOUR FACE?
The amount of time you should be exfoliating your face depends on many things. Normal or combination skin types could use an exfoliating scrub two or three times a week without problems. If you have sensitive skin this would be a lot and could irritate your face, try exfoliating maximum once a week. However, you could be exfoliating once a day or every two days if you have oily skin, for a deeper cleanse.
If you want to go deeper, you can accompany your daily cleanser with an exfoliating brush. For your face, look for a brush with soft bristles to avoid redness or sensitivity. Brushes help achieve a deeper and more thorough cleanse.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU EXFOLIATE YOUR BODY?
When it comes to the rest of your body, you might want to keep the exfoliation to two or three times a week, or even less if you have sensitive skin. Use a sponge or a body brush to eliminate dead skin while showering or go for a body scrub instead.