Do you know when and why you should exfoliate? Part of any true skin care regiment, exfoliating cleans your skin, clears away old skin and lets the new, fresh skin hiding underneath shine through. To discover its cleansing and rewarding benefits, keep reading.
SET YOUR SKIN FREE
Exfoliating is important for your skin’s health, because it clears away the barrier of dead skin or older skin cells that hide your fresh new skin beneath it. So, essentially, exfoliating allows your new skin to take center stage. Secondly, exfoliating stimulates your skin’s blood circulation, which gives it a healthy, glowing look.
THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR YOU
An important part of exfoliating your skin is understanding how often you should do so. If you have sensitive skin, you could do damage to it by exfoliating more than twice a week. But with oily skin, particularly in a warmer climate, you may need to exfoliate more frequently, to clear away the old skin. Make sure you know your skin type to understand what’s best for your skin and adjust your skin care routine.
WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR
When you exfoliate you also need to take extra care of your skin. This is because you are increasing blood pressure, breaking down toxins and encouraging new skin to come through. So, our advice, is to drink more water, apply good moisturizer to hydrate your skin after exfoliating and do not expose your skin to sunshine (UV rays do damage) or a sunbed for up to 24 hours.
The last thing to remember is that exfoliating is meant to be fun! When you get ready for your routine put on some music, wear what makes you comfortable and celebrate that you are taking care of yourself.