What You Need To Know About Skin Exfoliation
Exfoliation involves the removal of the oldest dead skin cells on your face and body. You can’t stop the hands of time to stay young or stop the natural aging process of the body. What you can do is to delay, minimize, or prevent the appearance of premature aging. Aside from washing your face and applying a daily moisturizer, a regular exfoliation routine can keep your skin from looking lifeless, flaky, and dry.
Exfoliation, when done the wrong way, can have adverse effects on your skin. Keep in mind that exfoliation should be done with care and caution especially if you have a sensitive skin.
How to Exfoliate Like a Pro
- Start by washing your face with warm water. Apply your face exfoliator starting from your forehead all the way down to your nose and chin.
- Gently scrub your forehead in a circular motion and work your way to your temple, down to your nose, from bridge to tip, and do an upward circular motion as you move across your cheeks and ears.
- Continue scrubbing along your jawbone and to your chin. Complete scrubbing down towards your neck.
- Rinse off with lukewarm water and gently pat your face dry with a clean and soft towel.
- Lock in moisture applying a hydrating night cream of your choice before going to bed.
Face Exfoliating Tips
- Exfoliate with a scrub once or twice a week. Avoid over exfoliation especially if you have a sensitive skin as you might doing more harm than good.
- The key is to not overdo it. Over exfoliation can cause skin irritation, breakouts, and strips off your skin’s protective layer.
- Consider using an organic and all-natural exfoliating product. You can also use a home-made exfoliating paste.
- If you are being lazy or just wanted to save time, you can mix a dime-size amount of your facial scrub into your facial cleanser. Yes, you can do it all at once.
- It is best to exfoliate at night before going to bed because this way, you can follow up with a night cream and let the moisture soak in and replenish your skin while you sleep.
Benefits of Exfoliating
- Exfoliating improves your skin’s texture by eliminating dead skin cells on the top layer of the skin. Therefore, it makes your skin smooth and silky to the touch.
- It can help combat the signs of aging and gives skin a more youthful look by minimizing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
- Clogged pores trap oil under the skin’s surface which is the major cause of acne breakouts. That said, regular exfoliation can cleanse and unclogs pores which in turn prevent you from getting pimples.
- It encourages the skin’s renewal process and makes way for new and healthy cells that transform your complexion from rough and dull to a soft, glowing, and youthful skin.
- Since exfoliating your face eliminates dead skin cells on the top layer of the skin, it therefore lets your face cleanser and moisturizer, along with other products to deeply penetrate your skin.
Frequent Ask Questions:
What product do we recommend?
- Experience the next big thing to a clinical treatment with Refining Facial Polisher Exfoliating Treatment only at Punch Skin Care.
- This signature product with 10x microdermabrasion scrub is highly effective in combating acne and stubborn blackheads. It gently polishes skin, revealing smooth and glowing complexion.
What to do with oily and acne-prone skin?
- Stay away from scrubs and cleansers with salicylic because it can contribute to acne breakouts.
I have a dry skin. Will exfoliating strip it?
- No. In fact, flakes can inhibit the full penetration of moisturizer. The best way to do is use only a gentle exfoliator like Punch Skin Care’s Refining Facial Polisher.
When to exfoliate, morning or night?
- Either is fine, but if you are using an exfoliator with retinol before bed is the best time.
What if I have a bad reaction to exfoliator?
- Use a 1 percent hydrocortisone cream on affected areas to reduce inflammation. Switch to a product that made with gentle ingredients. Products from Punch Skin Care is one of the best choices because it is organic and made with all natural ingredients.