There is literally so much information out there about trying to achieve perfect, glowing skin. Many of us have been taught that cleansing, clean pillowcases, and disinfecting our phones are measures that should be taken to keep our skin flawless. However, exfoliation isn't a discussed enough part of our beauty regimen! Throughout the year, our skin goes through changes and is forced to adapt to the revolving seasons on top of various other stresses, whether they are internal or external. To keep your skin smooth and bright, exfoliating is a MAJOR factor to success.
1. Your skin exfoliates naturally
Before the age of 30, your skin will naturally renew itself about every 25 days. When you reach the age of 30, the process begins to slow down which can result in more pigmentation as well as a duller complexion.
2. Exfoliate in the morning
Our bodies are truly an amazing thing! Our skin renews itself overnight, so it's optimal to exfoliate your skin in the morning to slough away any dead skin. The best part is that you'll start your day off glowing!
3. Be gentle
Make sure you don’t scrub your face too often, and when you do, scrub lightly and gently. Scrubbing too vigorously and too frequently can actually cause detriment to your skin like microscopic tears, dry patches, sensitivity, and irritation.
4. There are many types of exfoliants
Exfoliants come in a variety of formulas. They can come in the form of chemical peels or in the form of sugar scrubs. If you're not sure which skincare products are the right choice for you, we recommend consulting with a licensed esthetician.
5. The benefits are absolutely endless
With regular exfoliation comes beautiful skin. Exfoliation not only removes dead skin, it also reduces skin discoloration and pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles!
6. Don’t forget to remove your makeup
It is important to remember to take off any makeup and give your skin a proper cleanse before the exfoliation process. If you don’t, the exfoliant will not be able to give you the deep clean you are looking for and you'll most likely not be getting through to your actual skin since the makeup acts as a barrier.
Which tips did you not know about exfoliating?!