People have tried countless ways to achieve the ever so desired smooth, radiating skin we see in the media. From eating healthy to spending tons of money on laser skin surgery, the best method is often ignored. Exfoliating the skin at home is one of the most efficient options around. However, if not done correctly, this can lead to you over-exfoliating the skin which results in permanent damage to your skin. It is easy to make mistakes such as this, which is why we have compiled the best tips and strategies to help you properly exfoliate your skin.
Skin exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin by using either a chemical or physical exfoliant. Physical exfoliants involve an exfoliating brush, sponge, exfoliating scrub with microbeads or exfoliate with sugar which is usually used on dry skin to leave a polished feel. The tool of your choice removes the dead skin cells. On the other hand, chemical exfoliants use special enzymes such as the chemical exfoliators, BHA (beta hydroxy acids), salicylic acid and glycolic acid. Not only do these powerful enzymes removed the dead skin cells, but they also break down proteins that clog your pores and lead to acne.
Before using an exfoliant, it should be remembered that not all skin types are the same. Some faces are oily, while others can be dry. If it’s sensitive, then you will need to get a face exfoliator for sensitive skin. Using a physical exfoliant, a scrub is the most useful. Carefully apply the scrub to your fingers then gently rub it into the skin in a circular fashion until satisfied. Remove the scrub using warm water.
When using a chemical exfoliant, a liquid will be used which can be a skin exfoliating face wash. Gently apply the liquid unto the face using face exfoliating rag or cotton pad. Remove with warm water when satisfied. However, it is recommended to consult a dermatologist to determine which skin type you have hence the type of exfoliant to use.
Exfoliation for Arms and Legs
An exfoliation brush or sponge for legs is the most efficient method to exfoliate your arms and legs. Using the brush will promote blood circulation and gets rid of dead skin. The skin under your feet is of a different texture from the other body parts which means it requires more attention. You can use both physical and chemical exfoliation as they are both effective. Soak your feet for around an hour while the enzymes from the chemical exfoliation act upon the skin. In a few days, dead skin will easily shed off your feet.
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