Exfoliation is one of the most important regimens of your weekly skincare routine. Now, the thing about exfoliation is that either it has worked wonders on your skin or it has led to red, itchy and patchy skin. If you are still unsure about the right or wrong way of exfoliating, we’ve got the perfect exfoliation guide for you to follow.
· What is Exfoliation?
The process of removing dead skin cells from the outer layer of the skin using a scrub/exfoliant is what exfoliation is all about. Now, there are two types of exfoliants, physical and chemical. Physical exfoliation involves the use of a sponge, brush, exfoliating scrub or gel with granules like microbeads to smooth and refine the skin. Chemical exfoliation is the use of certain chemicals that loosen the glue-like substance that holds dead skin cells together so they are easily removed.
· Why Exfoliation?
When you are young, all your dead skin cells fall off in a pre-programmed manner every 28 days. However, as you grow older, some of these cells hang on for 40, 60 or even 80 days making your skin look dull, discoloured and broken out from clogged pores. What’s even worse is that these dead skin cells block your skincare products from penetrating and properly absorbing in the skin. This is why exfoliation is a must, as it removes the dead skin cells that the body isn’t shedding, to make way for healthier and happier looking skin. Everyuth’s Walnut Face Scrub is packed with the goodness of walnut shell particles and Vitamin E which helps in removing dead skin cells and blackheads too.
· How to Exfoliate properly?
If you are blown by the amazing Benefits of Exfoliation that you have been browsing through, here’s how to exfoliate skin at home. Wash your face with a regular cleanser. Then take a quarter size of your face scrub and apply it on your face in circular motions, avoiding the eye area. Gently massage the product onto the skin for 30 seconds to a minute focusing on areas like chin and nose. Rinse it off with lukewarm water and pat dry with a clean towel. Remember to exfoliate not more than twice a week.
· Exfoliation as per skin type
Exfoliation is a must for dry skin too. The Exfoliating Walnut Scrub is great for exfoliation as it is not very harsh and leaves your skin feeling smoother and velvety.
Oily skin may have an extra layer of build-up that physical exfoliation can get rid of. Gently massage the exfoliant in circular motions and let it work its magic.
Combination skin may require a combination of physical and chemical exfoliation. However, consult a dermatologist before going forward with it.
Sensitive skin should not be exposed to a harsh or heavy exfoliant. Avoid scrubbing it too much as it can lead to skin breaking out.
So, if you still haven’t started exfoliating then do so at the earliest and let us know how it fared for you in the comments section.