How to exfoliate your facial skin?
The regular exfoliation is a must for beautiful, healthy and smooth skin. Because the epidermis can release up to 40,000 dead cells per minute, and their accumulation on the skin surface leads to a number of imperfections, loss of shine, youth and freshness, they must be regularly removed. It is important for you to know that the procedures for face exfoliation and body exfoliation differ from each other. Let's start with the face!
Prepare the skin for exfoliation with warm compress
Wet a soft cotton towel, squeeze it and cover the face with it for 1-2 minutes. This will open the pores and will facilitate the procedure.
Clean your face with a product suitable for your skin type.
If you have sensitive, oily or acne-prone skin, choose a specialized cleansing product - gel or lotion, whose formula contains sebum-regulating, rejuvenating and soothing ingredients (zinc, acids, panthenol).
Select exfoliating product, according to your skin characteristics, its sensitivity and propensity for allergic reactions
For normal or oily skin you can make some scrub by yourself mixing 3 tablespoons of sugar and 1 - 2 tablespoons of water. Stir them and apply the mush on your face with fingers or using a cotton cloth. Rub your face gently with circular movements to spread the mixture and clean every inch of your skin from dead cells.
1-2 times weekly you can use a mask with peeling effect, instead of the scrub. The content of clay in some products is very helpful, as it absorbs sebum and dirt. Active ingredients such as Aloe vera, herbs and beta glucans, protect, hydrate, regenerate and soothe the skin, giving it a healthy shine and vitality.
Use gentle cleansing products if your skin is sensitive. Formulas containing acids or abrasive particles could cause an irritation. Apply the specialized cleansing gel or lotion on wet cotton cloth and spread it with gentle circular motions. Clean the entire face, starting with the nose.
Wash the scrub with warm water and make a final rinse with cold water
This will close the pores and keep them nourished, hydrated and clean, depending on the product you have chosen.
Frequency of exfoliation
It is recommended to exfoliate normal skin twice a week, while sensitive - only once. Oily skin could be exfoliated daily. The result depends on the individual characteristics of the particular skin, so observe how your face reacts to the peeling. Your skin must be hydrated, soft and smooth, not red and irritated. Irritation indicates that the exfoliation has been overdone.