Facial exfoliation plays a significant role in your weekly skincare routine. Here is everything you need
What is facial exfoliation?
Exfoliating involves the process of removing dead skin cells on the surface of your skin.
What are the benefits?
There are numerous benefits to exfoliating your face. The biggest reason is to improve the texture of your complexion. Removing dead skin cells will leave your skin soft and supple. In addition, it will brighten and unclog pores which will help breakouts.
How do you use?
A facial exfoliator should be applied two to three times a week. For sensitive skin, it’s more advisable to put on once or twice per week. The exception to this is if you use a daily wash with exfoliating beads.
It’s crucial to be delicate with your skin and not rub firmly. Lightly smooth your hands around your face in circular motions when applying.
After you exfoliate, your skin will be more receptive and able to absorb product better. Which means it’s advisable to exfoliate before applying fake tan or sunbathing. A daily scrub – depending on the label, is usually recommended in the morning, while a regular exfoliator is suggested at night.
Do you need a separate body and face exfoliator?
Yes. Exfoliators for the body and face are not made the same. The skin on your face is more sensitive and thinner and thus requires an extra delicate ingredients list. You also have to be careful that a body exfoliator doesn’t have fragrances or active ingredients that can cause irritation to your face.
How do you find the right one for your skin?
Many people assume that a facial exfoliator has to contain beads. The beads themselves are not what exfoliates; they are there to help the process. The perfect exfoliator will contain a rich list of properties that are anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. Unlike various exfoliators with beads that are too harsh, our Clean Tech Exfoliator Cleanser uses Silica beads that are non-abrasive. It also has Honeydew Melon for anti-oxidants to boost skin cell turnover and Glycolic acid to improve blemishes. It’s gentle enough to use daily and on sensitive skin.
When out shopping, pay attention to the actual ingredients that promote exfoliating. Ingredients to look out for include glycolic, salicylic and lactic acid.
Good to know:
After your facial exfoliation, use either a serum or a moisturiser straight after.
For flawless skin, book regular appointments with a facialist or at a skin clinic for an exfoliation that penetrates deeper in your skin layers.