Does your skin look dull and tired? Do you wish to have luminously glowing skin?
Exfoliators are simply used to remove dead and dull skin cells. This process of removing dead skin cells is called exfoliation. Exfoliation removes the oldest dead skin cells from the skin's outermost surface. Human skin renews itself every 28 days, and it is very normal for dead skin cells to build up. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells to reveal youthful skin. Exfoliating helps in improving your skin's process and helps it to behave younger which results in fresh and glowing skin. Exfoliating regularly can help you look at your best. Exfoliation also helps in better absorption of moisturizers and serums.
Exfoliation can be done physically or chemically.
Physical exfoliators work against the top layers of the skin to remove dead surface cells via rubbing and sloughing. Physical exfoliants include body scrubs, crepe paper, sugar, and abrasive materials such as sponges and brushes.
Chemical exfoliants include acids and skin peels. This type of exfoliation is recommended for treating acne problems.
Special Care Needed:
Take care while exfoliating sensitive areas of the body, including the face. How often you should exfoliate depends on your skin type and the type of exfoliation you are using. Over-exfoliation can lead to redness, dryness and itchiness. Some chemical exfoliants can be strong. In general, exfoliating your skin one to two times a week is enough to be effective for dry skin. Oily skin may require more frequent exfoliation. You can talk to your dermatologist if you need help in figuring out how often it is safe for you to exfoliate.
Tips to use exfoliators
- It is best to exfoliate in the morning
- Prefer using natural products for exfoliating your face
- Rub the product in a circular motion for 30 seconds
- Rinse off with lukewarm water
- Exfoliation should be done twice weekly
- Don't over-exfoliate