How Do You Exfoliate Your Face?
Posted on 02 June 2016
Beneath that rough, flaky outer layer of facial skin lies a lustrous, beautiful, silky skin.
But it needs your help to shine.
You can do achieve this by exfoliating regularly. This will regenerate your skin and encourage new cell growth.
Choose your favorite scrub, or try one of our DIY Facial Scrubs Recipes using ingredients you probably already have around the house. If your skin is especially stubborn, you can also visit a dermatologist to discuss more dramatic options such as a chemical peels or a microdermabrasion treatment.
General Facial Scrub Procedure
- Tie your hair back.
- Remove makeup and cleanse your face with your regular cleanser. You need to have a fresh clean face to allow the exfoliation treatment to penetrate your skin and increase its healing properties. Rinse off face with lukewarm water.
- To open pores, steam your face over hot water or press a warm cloth to the skin for a few minutes.
- After preparing the scrub, apply it to the face (and neck if desired). Be gentle and avoid the eye area.
- Optional: Use a facial loofah, sponge, or brush to maximize exfoliation.
- Rinse off with lukewarm water.
- Pat dry your face gently with a clean soft face towel. Follow up with your favorite anti-aging serum. Finish off with your moisturizer and enjoy the results!
Beauty Wellbeing Tips
1. To exfoliate your face, make sure you're using products that are meant for your face only.
2. Do not over-exfoliate, as you might end up doing more harm than good. Read this article to learn more about dry and sensitive skin natural tips. Find products for All Skin Types, Normal/Combination Skin, Dry and Sensitive and Oily Skin here.
3. Ensure to keep your face moisturized at all times, especially if you exfoliate regularly. Exfoliation causes the skin to dry out. Dry skin is more prone to wrinkles. For extra care apply an anti-aging serum before your moisturizer.