By Anupriya Jamuar
Who doesn’t want skin that looks like glass and feels like porcelain. Though you might think achieving a radiant glow is easy only in dreams, we’re here to tell you, the journey to glass skin is easier than you imagined. If you exfoliate your face properly and use the right products, you can get rid of dead skin cells and unclog your pores.
So, we’ve prepared the ultimate guide you need to exfoliate your face properly. Let’s get started on your journey to smooth, baby soft skin.
The key to exfoliating your face
By exfoliating your skin, you remove the built-up layer of dead skin cells, dirt, debris and sebum off your skin’s surface and pores. These makes your skin look dull, dry, and rough. And those annoying bumps you’ve been trying to get rid of? That is also due to clogged pores.
But exfoliating your skin helps solve these concerns, making your skin appear youthful, brighter, and smoother. Not to forget, exfoliation also allows your skincare products to penetrate better into your skin, hence making them more effective.
What are the different types of exfoliations methods
There are three ways in which you can exfoliate your skin: Chemical Exfoliation and Physical Exfoliation.
Remember to have fun with your skincare routine and choose an exfoliation method that's right for you! And don't forget to listen to your skin - if it's feeling sensitive or irritated, give it a break. Happy exfoliating!
Reap the many benefits of face exfoliation
Now that you know more about exfoliation, lets at the many benefits it brings for your skin.
How to exfoliate your face with physical exfoliators?
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to correctly exfoliate your face using physical exfoliators like face scrubs.
Remember, exfoliate your face no more than once or twice a week to avoid damaging your skin. And, most importantly, have fun with it! Put on some music, light some candles, and make it a part of your self-care routine.
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How to exfoliate your face with chemical exfoliators
Follow our step-by-step guide to chemical exfoliation:
When using an AHA/BHA chemical exfoliator, it's important to start slow and gradually build up to using it more frequently. And, as always, listen to your skin - if it starts to feel irritated, reduce the frequency of use.
Consider your skin type
While you exfoliate your face, it is also very important to keep your skin type in mind. Here is an easy guide you can follow:
Remember, it's important to take care of your skin and treat it with love and kindness. Don't overdo it with the exfoliation - think of it like treating your skin to a little bit of TLC every week. If you're not sure what exfoliation routine is best for you, don't be afraid to ask a dermatologist for advice.
Here are some milder lactic acid exfoliators for you to try:
Think about post-exfoliation care
Moisturising after exfoliating is like giving your skin a big hug and a high five all at once.
So, don't forget to show your skin some love and give it a big ' moisturizing hug after exfoliating.
How often should you exfoliate?
Limit exfoliating your face to 1-2 times a week max with physical exfoliation and once a week with chemical exfoliators. This is because the process of exfoliation can be quite harsh on your skin if overdone as it strips your skin of moisturise. Hence, over-exfoliation can lead to a compromised skin barrier which a big problem and can lead to a ton of other skin issues.
Frequently asked questions
Q. How often should I exfoliate my face?
- Exfoliating 1-2 times a week is good enough. If you overdo it, it can lead to skin sensitivity.
Q. Can I exfoliate my skin daily?
- Absolutely not. Exfoliation strips your skin of moisture which can compromise your skin barrier leading to a ton of other skin issues.
Q. How to take care of my skin post exfoliation?
- Always apply moisturiser afterwards to calm your skin down.