Exfoliating your skin on a regular basis is a must if you want to make sure your face stays smooth with a healthy glow for many years to come. However, if you aren’t careful, the scrub (or any other similar product you use) might damage your skin greatly. In today’s post we will explain how to prevent this problem as well as how to exfoliate your skin the right way.
Why Do We Need to Exfoliate?
Every day our skin sheds millions of cells, which are replaced with new ones. In theory, this natural process would keep your skin fresh and smooth all the time. However, in many cases the shedding doesn’t work as efficiently as it should. When this happens, the dead cells build up over time and clog your pores. This results in breakouts and other nasty problems.
There are many different reasons that can cause this problem. The most common are:
- Sun damage
- Skin disorders
- Hormonal imbalance
Sometimes you will be able to solve the problem at the root and normalize the natural shedding process. However, in the vast majority of cases, this won’t be possible. The only thing you can do in this situation is to use exfoliants in order to remove the dead cells and help your skin renew itself.
How to Exfoliate
- Find the right product.
The exfoliant you use must match your skin type and be efficient as well as safe. To make sure that you don’t “overdo it”, you should look for gentle products that will efficiently remove dead cells as well as dirt from your pores. We suggest PureLx Cleanser Micro-Dermabrasion Scrub. This product is safe even for girls with extremely sensitive skin.
- Find the right frequency.
Every person is unique, so it’s no wonder that our reactions to products are unique as well. Therefore, it’s impossible to say how often one must use an exfoliant in order to achieve the best result. For some people, exfoliating once a week is enough, but there are some who can benefit from using it every day. To find the right frequency for you personally, you’ll have to experiment for a bit. Be careful when you do this and increase the frequency gradually. Otherwise, you may damage the outer layer of your skin.
- Move in circles.
Apply the exfoliant with careful circular motions and follow the instructions that come with the product in regards to how exactly you need to prep your skin for it and what to do after you finish scrubbing your face. These things depend on the chemicals used in the exfoliant.
- Hydrate and nourish your face.
It’s imperative to apply a nourishing or hydrating cream right after you finish exfoliating. As scrubbing opens up your pores, the product will be absorbed quickly and it will be able to reach the deep layers of skin.
Exfoliating your face frequently and consistently will not only help you prevent acne breakouts. This will improve the health of your skin as a whole. This will help you solve such problems as too dry or oily skin as well as remove blemishes. This will also help you slow down the process of aging.