Having dry flaky skin is a nightmare for everyone to gain our face skin back to smooth and shiny we need to do exfoliation. Exfoliating is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin using a chemical, granular substance, or exfoliation tool. Your skin naturally sheds dead skin cells to make room for new cells every 30 days or so. Sometimes, dead cells don’t shed completely. This can result in dry, flaky patches and clogged pores. Exfoliating can help prevent this.
Why scrub your face?
Scrubbing gives you clean skin, free from dirt, oil, and sweat. The bottles of cleansing milk, face wash, and facial cleansers cannot pull out all the dust that accumulates in the pores of your skin. Scrubbing does this job successfully.
- Helps in Removing Dead Cells: Dead cells make your skin look dull and tired. Why let them build up on the layers of your skin? Scrub them off with a gentle scrub. Exfoliation can make your skin glow. Soak rice in milk for two hours. Then grind it into a paste and scrub your face to get glowing skin in no time .
- Exfoliation helps in doing away with an acne scar and helps to unclog pores, therefore, reducing acne.
- Prevents Ingrown Hair: Ingrown hair is a perennial problem and scrubbing is the solution to prevent this problem
- For Smooth Skin: exfoliants break down dry and dead skin while smoothing texture which means the skin appears to look more uniform over time. The scrub will not only make your skin look flawlessly smooth, but will also make it soft and well-nourished from within. Improves The Texture Of Your Skin: Scrubbing your skin gives you clean and smooth skin with an improved texture.
- Promotes Clear Complexion: As soon as the flakes, dead cells, blemishes, and accumulated impurities are done away with, what do you expect in return? The answer is-clear complexion! And if the scrub has natural skin whitening ingredients, the effect is even better. Scrubbing your face boosts circulation and lymphatic drainage for internal cleansing and stimulation of oxygen-rich blood to feed and nourish the skin surface
How to scrub your face the right way
The process is simple: to use a facial scrub, choose a natural or chemical scrub suited for your skin type, massage the scrub into damp skin for one minute, then rinse and moisturize your skin. The key to finding the right face scrub is to look for one that’s formulated for your specific skin type and needs. Pay attention to how your skin responds so that you can find the right frequency for face scrubbing.
Exfoliation Rules to Remember
- Let your skin tell you how to exfoliate. If it’s dry or irritating, don’t do it.
- Go as gently as you can, especially on your face.
- Keep scrubs to your body, not your face. The bigger the granule, the rougher the scrub.
- Waxing will exfoliate the skin. Don’t combine them and NEVER wax after a deep exfoliation.
- When it comes to deep treatments, a little goes a long way. Overly frequent microdermabrasion treatments can thin skin and too many peels can strip away more layers than is healthy.
- During the summer, take care not to go out into the sun (even with sunscreen) right after exfoliating because your skin can be more susceptible to UV rays.
- Treat exfoliation products the same way you would any other skin care product – patch test them for allergic reactions before applying them to your face or body. NOTE: It is important to always moisturize the skin after exfoliation because, after exfoliation, the skin becomes very prone to becoming dry.
- Is your skin feeling irritated and sore? Whether it’s a sunburn or a skin reaction caused by another product, any type of irritation or redness is a good reason to avoid exfoliation. In this case, scrubbing away your skin could cause more harm than good.
Regular exfoliation (once or twice a week) is very important if you are above twenty years of age and want to keep your skin smooth and beautiful. Imagine this – if you don’t frequently get rid of the old, dead skin, how is the new, fresh, good-looking skin underneath the old one going to be seen? That’s why exfoliation is very essential. The older you grow, the more important it becomes for you to engage in regular skin exfoliation since your skin’s natural ability to exfoliate itself significantly reduces.