Do you know how to exfoliate your skin? Exfoliation is nothing but a simple skin treatment in which the topmost layer of skin is rubbed and hence flaked off with the help of a brush, cloth, loofah etc.
Aging brings about the accumulation of dead skin cells which result in a rather undesirable dull and dreary complexion of the skin. Exfoliation is a potent tool that helps remove this dead top layer of skin. Exfoliating actually takes the process of flaking and shedding of dead skin into overdrive, the result being that the upper dead layer of the skin gives way for the finer and livelier tissue lying below.
Broadly, there are just 2 ways to exfoliate your skin. These are either chemical or mechanical. As suggested by the name, the mechanical tools of exfoliation include considerable physical interaction between the tool and the skin being exfoliated.
For instance, the ones that come with small pieces of grit such as from walnut shells qualify as mechanical tools of exfoliation. On the other hand, the chemical ones make use of some acids such as alpha-hydroxy acid and beta-hydroxy acid to perform the exfoliating action upon interaction with skin.
Despite the fact that it is pretty simple to exfoliate skin on your own, there are certain tips and tricks that can yield good results and amplify the effects of exfoliation to a considerable degree.
Looking for a good tool for exfoliation might be the right way to kick-start this journey on the highway to better skin. Despite the somewhat glorified image of a loofah, a simple wash cloth might just work as a better exfoliation tool for you. Exfoliating gloves are pretty good in this regard. Not only are they easier to control and use on the body, they also show better immediate results over a loofah.
Being judicious with exfoliating tools like granular scrubs is also bound to yield good results in the long run. Despite the fact that such a scrub is a very powerful tool to scrape off dead cell skin layers, there is always a danger of tearing your skin, so discretion and selective usage is advisable.
A pretty cool tip for skin exfoliation is to do it in the morning. The logic behind this is that the skin undergoes a natural repairing and recuperating process at night, which makes a good case for taking up the dead cell scrubbing in the morning when the accumulated layer is fresh and complete.
A nice way to streamline your exfoliation processes is to prepare your home grown facial scrub and pour a good amount in a dispenser so that you do not have to go about mixing and matching every time you set out on skin hygiene.
Also, ready availability means that you have lesser reasons to act lazy and skip an exfoliation appointment with your skin.
Ascertaining that the product you use for body skin also works fine on the facial skin for exfoliating is also bound to serve you well as it is probable that products made for body skin might be unduly abrasive for facial skin.
Following up with a reliable moisturizer is something that completes a good exfoliation process, so never forget on this check point. This also reduces the chances of wrinkles striking it big on your dry skin after exfoliating is complete.
You would also do well to take care of your lips when you exfoliate your skin, as there is every chance that you’ll end up ignoring them for a long time and develop rather mismatched ugly lips to go with radiant skin!
Getting exfoliation done from a good beauty parlor and keeping an eye on proceedings to pick up another good hint or two from there is also a pretty intelligent tip to follow.
Now that you know how to exfoliate skin, you can finally get the glowing and vibrant skin you always desired.