Exfoliation is a skincare technique where you remove dead cells from the top layer of your skin. By removing this layer of clutter off of your skin, exfoliation helps brighten your complexion, and allows your skincare products to penetrate deeper into your skin (making them work better).
- Clearer and Softer Skin: The tiny particles in the scrub remove dead skin cells, giving a clearer-looking skin. It also evens out your tone and makes your skin softer.
- Better Moisturizer Absorption:As your exfoliating scrub removes dead and dull skin cells, your skin can absorb moisturizers more readily. Better absorption of a moisturizer means more hydrated and healthy skin.
- Reduced Hyperpigmentation: When dead cells clog pores, it results in blemishes and hyperpigmentation. Removing the dead cells improves your skin tone and reduces the appearance of dark spots.
How Often Should You Exfoliate Your Face?
As a general rule, less is more. The goal is NOT to turn beet-red or to feel a sting—it’s to gently help along your body’s natural exfoliation process so that your face glows.
As for specifics on how often you should exfoliate, it depends on your skin type:
For Sensitive Skin
People with sensitive skin usually have trouble finding facial skincare products that aren’t irritating. Their skin tends to turn red and often gets itchy. If that sounds like you, skip exfoliation altogether. But if you feel like you have to exfoliate, just use a creamy cleanser once a week.
For Oily Skin
As a general rule, less is more. The goal is NOT to turn beet-red or to feel a sting—it’s to gently help along your body’s natural exfoliation process so that your face glows. As for specifics on how often you should exfoliate, it depends on your skin type
For Normal to Combination Skin
Twice per week
How to Exfoliate Your Face
- Using clean hands and your favorite scrub, move in small, gentle, circular strokes around your face,
- Keep your movements light. More like caressing flower petals rather than rubbing a stain out of your favorite shirt.
- Rinse with lukewarm water so your freshly exfoliated face isn’t irritated by hot water.
- Pat face dry and apply moisturizer. Don't skip this— exfoliation is always a bit drying
Scrubs helps to make skin look brighter and may prevent future acne breakouts. Most people can benefit from a good scrub. Always avoid using scrubs on sunburns, damaged skin, or irritated skin.
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