Everything you Need to Know about Exfoliation
Exfoliation is an important part of anyone’s skincare regimen. Our skin is exposed to a range of toxins throughout the day, from pollutants in the air to a general build-up of oil on its surface.
Exfoliation is basically the process of removing dead skin cells, allowing our skin to breathe and our pores to open up. However, exfoliation needs to be done with the right frequency and with a watchful eye.
Here are a few exfoliation tips and tricks:
Have the Right Tools
Some of the best work is done when you have the right tools for the job. Using the right items on your skin will help to effectively remove the dead cells without hurting your naturally sensitive skin.
What to use:
· A soft washcloth – it works wonders when using an at-home scrub to gently remove dead skin cells.
· Exfoliating gloves – these are great especially if you’re doing a full-body exfoliation. Just wet it and scrub away!
· A dry brush – perfect for brushing your skin before or after a shower.
How to Use your Tools
· Start off by applying an oil of your choice to your skin. Coconut oil is a great moisturizer for example.
· Next, take your exfoliator and lightly brush your skin.
· Shower off the oil and then massage your homemade scrub onto your skin in a circular motion.
· Rinse off using warm water.
· Dry yourself off and apply your favorite moisturizer.
When is the Best Time to Exfoliate?
You should only be exfoliating once a week, as exfoliation is an intense experience for your skin.
The best time to exfoliate is in the mornings. This is due to the fact that our skin repairs itself at night, making the dead skin cells much easier to remove the next morning.
If you choose to use a bath-body product, choose one with natural ingredients and small granules. This will ensure that your skin is not exposed to harmful chemicals and will not leave you with sore or damaged skin.
Make sure you moisturize afterward to soothe your skin and prevent drying. Happy exfoliating!