Exfoliating your skin is very important.
Exfoliation digs down below the mere surface of your skin and gives your skin a deep clean. If you’ve noticed, most exfoliating face washes are made out of a grain substance which makes the product more abrasive compared to a cleanser. The grain substance and the rough feel of an exfoliating scrub removes dead skin and dirt from your pores. Without exfoliating, your skin may not be as clean as you think, your pores may be clogged which could be the cause of your breakouts and oily skin.
Benefits of Exfoliating:
- Reduced acne marks over time
- Prevents future breakouts
- Improved skin tone and texture
- Bright and healthy skin
- Smooth and glowing skin
- Clean and clear skin
- Minimized pores
Things To Keep In Mind When Exfoliating:
- Certain exfoliaters can leave your skin feeling dry and tight, so do moisturize to bring back hydration to your skin.
- Don’t exfoliate everyday. I would suggest keeping it to a maximum of 2 to 3 times per week. Exfoliating too many times can irritate your skin and cause redness.
My current favourite exfoliator is the ‘Vasanti BrightenUp’. This exfoliator gives my skin the cleaning it requires without completely drying it out. I used to use the Apricot St.Ives face wash, but I would not recommend it because it is extremly harsh. Be very careful when choosing which exfoliator to use, you don’t want to leave your skin dry, flaky, red and irritated.
1. When exfoliating, be very gentle, don’t rub to hard, or else you will irritate your skin and do more harm than good.
2. You can exfoliate without using an exfoliating face scrub. Instead, you can simply use a cleanser and take a face cloth to gently rub the cleanser into your skin in circular motions. This process will give you the same results as an exfoliating scrub.
3. You do not need to spend a lot of money on exfoliating scrubs. You can create your own exfoliating scrubs with baking soda or sugar. If you go on Pinterest I’m sure you’ll find tons of different ‘at home exfoliating scrub recipes’.
Hope you enjoyed the read!