Making Exfoliation Part Of Your Skin Care

Exfoliating is great for skin. It helps to manage and maintain the appearance skin, no matter what type and gives us a healthy glow. The older we get, the less our bodies produce anything natural and that includes cell turnover. With skin exfoliating itself less and less, more dead skin accumulates on the surface, leaving our complexion somewhat dull. If you still have yet to exfoliate or you don’t do it as often as you should, it’s time to start.

Use the Right Stuff
If you’re looking to exfoliate, you need to have the right tools to do it. You know those soft, spongy loofahs? Don’t even think about using it if you have one. If you haven’t heard by now, they harbor all kinds of nasty bacteria. Believe it or not a simple washcloth will do the trick. You can even use exfoliating gloves or a brush with soft bristles meant for your body.

What It Does
Exfoliating has a number of benefits for all skin types. People that suffer from acne might find that their face is always dry from using products that have salicylic acid in them. Dry skin leads to irritation and more breakouts because you are letting more and more debris build up on the surface, which clogs pores. The more dead skin that builds up, the more oil gets trapped underneath, causing a lot of skin problems. Some people end up stuck with those dark red marks left behind from acne after it goes away. By exfoliating, you are encouraging new skin to grow.

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This will also help even out skin tone, overall fading those dark marks and leaving you with a smoother complexion. Getting rid of dry, flaky skin by exfoliating helps other skin care products work better because they don’t have to fight to get through all the stuff on the surface. If your skin is more on the oily side, exfoliating stops the buildup in pores that causes acne.

Love How You Look
Think about not having to worry about having to get your “good side” in pictures. The best time to exfoliate is in the morning when you wake up. When you’re sleeping, skin uses this time to repair itself, which means you’re likely to have more dead skin on the surface when you wake up versus at the end of the day. The beauty of skin care is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a lavish at-the-spa experience.

With a little research and a few ingredients, you can make your own products at home for a lot less cash. Run a washcloth under hot water. Squeezing out the excess water, place the wet washcloth on your face for a few minutes so that the heat opens up pores. Afterwards, wash your face so that you’re working with clean skin. With your fingers or another washcloth, using a circular motion, gently apply your choice of exfoliator scrub to your skin. When you’re done, rinse it off with lukewarm water and put on a moisturizer.

Other Ways to Exfoliate
Exfoliation isn’t just for your face-you can exfoliate your entire body as well and it’s just as important to having great skin. It might sound silly at first, but before you jump in the shower, brush your skin with a brush or exfoliating gloves while skin is still dry. Dry brushing is especially good for skin because it exfoliates, tightens skin and encourages blood flow. Start with your feet and work your way up.

Now you’re ready to shower. Instead of dry brushing, you can also use a washcloth or exfoliating gloves to apply an exfoliating cleanser while you’re in the shower. Spend extra time taking care of places like your knees, elbows and feet, which are more prone to dry skin. Finish up by using a moisturizer. You’ll be amazed at how smooth and fresh your skin will look and feel after exfoliating.
Riley L
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Riley L. has tried just about everything when it comes to skin care and loves to share her knowledge.
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