Saturday, February 6, 2010

Do I need to exfoliate?

Exfoliation is such a big part of skin-care. Some people never do it and they don't realize how much of an impact it can have on your general structure of your skin.

The benefits of a regular facial exfoliation are as follows-

  • speed up the process of skin flaking and shedding
  • improve your complexion
  • make your skin look brighter and feel smoother
  • encourage the growth of new skin cells
  • increase blood circulation
  • brings a glow to your face
  • improve skin texture and color
  • remove skin blockages
  • allow your face to maintain an adequate amount of oil
  • gives the impression of erasing fine lines and wrinkles
  • keep your skin clear and healthy looking
  • stimulate cellular renewal
  • prevent breakouts
  • remove toxins from your skin
  • skin preparations are absorbed more easily
...Still wondering if its important?

How do I exfoliate my face?

Step one

Cleanse your face using a mild cleanser to remove the impurities and the residue of makeup.

Step Two Wet your face and apply an exfoliating cleanser, designed for the face, or sprinkle it onto a sponge or brush.

Step Three Scrub using gentle circular motions, avoiding the eye area because the skin is very delicate and can be easily damaged by abrasive products.

Step Four Rinse your face thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat it dry.

Step Five

Apply a moisturizer or a face Cream.

Tips when exfoliating-

  • Use exfoliating products specifically designed for the face, because the other may be too abrasive and irritating for your skin.
  • Apply facial scrubs only on cleansed, damp skin.
  • Always use light, circular motions
  • Always apply moisturizer after face exfoliation, because exfoliating causes your skin to dry out
  • Never over-exfoliate, you can seriously damage your skin
  • Exfoliation may leave your skin vulnerable to UV rays, that's why using a sunscreen is a must.
  • Never exfoliate of your skin is sunburned or has open wounds
  • If your skin is sensitive or dry, use less abrasive products and avoid using products containing sea salts

..So yes! You DO need to exfoliate!


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