Exfoliating is an essential part of skincare. It allows you to maintain a cleaner skin and prepare it to absorb hydration and allow it to rejuvenate faster. What is exfoliating? How do you exfoliate the skin, and how often should we exfoliate our skin? All answers ahead!
What is Exfoliating?
Exfoliating in skin care matter is a gentle scrub that is meant to remove dead cells off the skin’s surface and polish away dry skin. There’s more than one way to exfoliate your skin and we’ll talk about it more ahead. The exfoliation cleans the surface of our skin thoroughly and removes all the dirt that accumulated on our skin such as sweat, dust, soot, germs, etc.
How to Exfoliate?
Exfoliating can be done with a dry body brush, a loofah, and skin care products such as scrubs and peels. The dry body brush is used for dry brushing. Dry brushing is good for your body – from your feet and up to the chest, and not suited for your neck and face in any condition. For facial skin, you can only use a face scrub. If you have sensitive skin, you should use loofah rather than a dry brush. If you find it too rough for your sensitive skin, you should avoid dry brushing altogether and use scrubs that suit your skin.
How Often Should I Exfoliate My Skin?
The frequency of exfoliating depends on your skin. You should exfoliate your skin and pay attention to your skin’s reaction to it. For some people, it can be a little rough and their skin can react with redness and irritation to the exfoliating. Allow your skin to recover should you see redness or suffer from irritation. If those don’t occur, you can exfoliate as much as you want, even daily. The average frequency is between once a week and daily.