How to Exfoliate Safely and Efficiently

A women exfoliating her faceEvery girl today knows that exfoliation is a vital step of any efficient beauty care routine. You have to remove dead cells and miniscule particles of dirt to reveal the healthy, new smooth and glowing skin.

It’s great that this information is spreading and more girls use scrubs and other similar products. Alas, some get too enthusiastic with exfoliation and overdo it. This can lead to some se

rious problems, especially during summer when tender over-scrubbed skin will be exposed to merciless UV rays that can burn and leave nasty pigmentation behind.

Here is our simple guide to safe exfoliation that should help you avoid these issues and keep your skin healthy and beautiful all year round. Though, first of all, we should remind you that it’s not only your face that requires a good scrub. Every part of your body needs to be thoroughly cleansed on a regular basis.

Safe Exfoliation Tools

Nowadays, you are literally spoiled with tons of choices when it comes to exfoliation products and tools. You will need quite a few of them in order to provide every part of your body with the care it deserves.

  • Scrubs.
    There are plenty of scrubs available on the market. They differ by contents, so you should look for a product that fits your skin type. You also need to consider the fact that face scrubs should have tiny particles that perform the actual exfoliation. Rough products are to be avoided at all costs as they will damage your soft skin. The PureLx Cleanser Micro-Dermabrasion Scrub is our answer for this particular need. It’s nearly 70% medical grade aluminum oxide crystals along with Hyaluronic Acid, Red Tea and Seaweed extracts. The crystals are small inert particles that will scour away dead cells and dirt yet cause no damage to your skin. Plus you will be nourishing your skin as you cleans it as it’s packed with antioxidants.
  • Chemical exfoliation products.
    These are relatively new on the market and are usually based on some form of acid in various levels of strength. Don’t be afraid of the name acid. They are perfectly safe for your skin, you just need to start with the mildest formulation to ensure your skin can handle it and go from there. These acids usually deal less damage than 
    “mechanical” scrubs with hard particles. However, these products may cause allergies, so you definitely need to test them before you apply to your face.
  • Pumice stone.
    Products used for exfoliationThis particular type of exfoliator has been incredibly popular for many years. It’s perfect for calluses, but you shouldn’t use it on any other part of your body than feet.
  • Hard body brush.
    Use this brush before shower while you are still dry. Give your body a thorough scrub before you enter the shower. Always scrub towards your heart when working on your arms and legs and in circular motion on your torso.
  • Loofah sponge or exfoliating gloves.
    Choose which you like best and use them when you wash your body in the shower. Use a moisturizing shower cream so your skin will receive the necessary hydration right away while your pores are still open. You only have about 5 minutes after shower before they close up.

A Few Extra Tips

In order to make the process of exfoliation safer, you should:

  • Wash your body with lukewarm water to remove the traces of scrub or shower gel after you finish the “heavy” exfoliation part. Follow up with cold water, or at least as cold as you can stand it. This will help your pores to close up quickly so that you don’t catch any nasty bacteria right after your cleansing.
  • Always apply a moisturizing lotion or oil immediately after you step out of the shower and pat yourself dry. At this time, the product will be absorbed quickly and will do your skin most good.
  • Exfoliate your face twice a week and your body once. Doing this more often will damage your skin.
  • Apply your favorite moisturizing body lotion every day because exfoliation makes your skin dry and summer weather furthers this effect. 
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