Tips On Exfoliating The Face

Regular face exfoliation is the best way to keep your skin clear and healthy looking. Exfoliating is skin treatments where the dead skin cells are sloughed off by a brush, sponge or by other means. Face exfoliation should be an integral part of your skin care. When you exfoliate your face you remove the dead surface skin cells and the oil that cause pored to plug and lead to problems like blackheads, whiteheads, pimples and acne. If you don’t remove these cells regularly they can clog the sebaceous pores and make your skin look dull and patchy.

What are the benefits:

  • speed up the process of skin flaking and shedding
  • improve your complexion
  • make your skin look brighter and feel smoother
  • encourage the growth of new skin cells
  • increase blood circulation
  • brings a glow to your face
  • improve skin texture and color
  • remove skin blockages
  • allow your face to maintain an adequate amount of oil
  • gives the impression of erasing fine lines and wrinkles
  • keep your skin clear and healthy looking
  • stimulate cellular renewal
  • prevent breakouts
  • remove toxins from your skin
  • skin preparations are absorbed more easily

How to do it:

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  1. Step One
    Cleanse your face using a mild cleanser to remove the impurities and the residue of makeup.
  2. Step Two
    Wet your face and apply an exfoliating cleanser, designed for the face, or sprinkle it onto a sponge or brush.
  3. Step Three
    Scrub using gentle circular motions, avoiding the eye area because the skin is very delicate and can be easily damaged by abrasive products.
  4. Step Four
    Rinse your face thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat it dry.
  5. Step Five
    Apply an exfoliating mask – it will bring a glow to your skin and nourish it.
  6. Step Six
    At the end don’t forget to apply moisturizer or nourishing face cream.

Products to use:

Exfoliating scrubs – The scrubs treat the surface of the skin, but unfortunately don’t do what a true exfoliator does, which is removing surface cells debris, leaving the skin in a heightened state of cleanliness. Most of them contain apricot seeds, kernels, almond meal, oatmeal. The natural fruit-based products are excellent peels. Exfoliating scrubs leave your skin smooth and youthful and increase blood and lymph circulation.

Exfoliating gels – The most effective exfoliating peels are nonabrasive and gel-based. These gels help to keep the skin moisturized. The scrubs leave your skin feeling smoother and more refined without being irritated. The gel-based peels are excellent for acne, because they don’t add further irritation to skin that is already raw.the exfoliating gels don’t contain irritating granules or abrasive ingredients that can damage your skin.

Exfoliating astringents’ they can be used as mild exfoliants if sparingly used. They help dry blemishes without drying or irritating your skin and control excess facial oil. The exfoliating astringents are appropriate for every skin types, even for acne-prone skins.

Exfoliating masks– they are designed to remove the dead skin cells. They encourage cell turnover and leave your skin renewed and refreshed.
Full face exfoliation should occur after deep cleanse and before applying a facial mask. You should exfoliate your face not more than twice a week, give your skin enough time to produce new skin cells.

Tips:

  • Use exfoliating products specifically designed for the face, because the other may be too abrasive and irritating for your skin.
  • Apply facial scrubs only on cleansed, damp skin.
  • Always use light, circular motions
  • Always apply moisturizer after face exfoliation, because exfoliating causes your skin to dry out
  • Never over-exfoliate – you can seriously damage your skin
  • Exfoliation may leave your skin vulnerable to UV rays, that’s why using a sunscreen is a must.
  • Never exfoliate of your skin is sunburned or has open wounds
  • Always use products of high quality
  • If your skin is sensitive or dry, use less abrasive products and avoid using products containing sea salts


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13 Comments »
    • rani wrote:
      I cleanse, tone and moisturize...can I tone during this process? Or do I have to do that separately? Can you please tell me the order...like cleanse first...toner or exfoliate...etc.

    • Silvia Yaneva wrote:
      the order is as follows: first cleanse your face with an appropriate facial cleanser for your skin type, then exfoliate your face with a mild exfoliating product and as third step tone and moisturize. But rememeber: you shouldn't exfoliate your face every day, twice a week should be enough to keep your skin clear.

    • rfd333@verizon.net wrote:
      What is the cheapest facial exfoliant you can recomennd? My skin is very dry and makes me look older then I am. Rosemary

    • veronica wrote:
      Aspirin...no kidding!Just dissolve a few pills in water, rub on face,can even be left on to dry as a very effective face mask. Makes my skin so soft and fresh looking. Works...google it!

    • Jami wrote:
      I saw that if you mix baking soda with your everyday face cleanser, it works. It does work it makes my skin really soft and since I have really really oily skin, it gets most of the oils from my face and makes it soft. What type of pills do we dissolve? Or does it matter?

    • Amanda wrote:
      baking soda with your cleanser is awesome!"

    • Mariam wrote:
      when can u exfoliate the face,before bath in morning or night?

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    • Jen wrote:
      I use Lucerne face wash with a little bit of brown sugar. Very inexpensive and works wonders! Rinse thoroughly. If I have a slight break out, I use a toner. Then a light dab of Lucerne face lotion (which also helps take waterproof mascara off without much effort). My daughter used to break out badly. we used the 10% benzoyl peroxide bar (found in Walgreens for around $8 and will last for MONTHS). She would wash her face w/ Lucerne face wash and brown sugar. then lightly wash the spot that's breaking out w/ the benzoyl bar for 30 sec-1 min. it's important not to use it too often because it's strong and will dry the skin out. After washing thoroughly she would use the lucerne lotion lightly. Taking vitamins, eating well and drinking lots of water made a difference in her skin. We also wash our makeup brushes every two weeks (brushes carry bacteria which also leads to break outs)

    • Lynnie wrote:
      Aspirin - the very fine type (brand name Disprin in South Africa)- put in a little bit of slightly warm milk to dissolve. Leave on skin until dry.

    • Nkem wrote:
      i've a soft face, but i want it ferm

    • Nkem wrote:
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