You probably take care of your hair often and file your nails once in a while when they get too long, but do you give your skin similar attention? Well, the skin sheds about 40,000 dead cells in a minute, coupled with aging our skins get covered with dead skin cells that can get trapped in pores giving us a dull look. The good news is, there’s something you can do about it! In addition to daily washing and applying moisturizers, you can get started on a regular skin exfoliation routine. Skin exfoliation helps get rid of dead cells that form on the skin layer over time.
There is a good chance that if you don’t exfoliate your skin, either daily or weekly, your skin will be covered in dead skin cells. Ouch! And those dead cells can mess up the surface of your skin, giving you a dull appearance. Even when you apply foundation and moisturize your skin, without appropriate exfoliation, the foundation won’t properly smoothen your skin and the moisturizer won’t soak in properly. Exfoliating routines differ depending on skin sensitivity and skin type, and should, therefore, be done with caution and care. Here is a list of some of the best tips on how to exfoliate your skin.
Dry brushing is a great way to exfoliate. But, how do you go about it? Just get a brush and gently brush your skin. You can start at your feet then go upwards. In just about five minutes, you can exfoliate your whole body this way. Once done, cleanse the skin and moisturize.
Make a Scrub with Sugar or Salt
Sugar doesn’t have to be for tea. You can mix it with oil to make an exfoliating scrub. Use oils like jojoba oil, olive oil, or coconut oil, add some sugar granules, and then rub into your skin in circular gentle motions to make your skin sore.
Use Baking Soda
Chances are that you have baking soda somewhere in your kitchen. And maybe you use it as a dry shampoo, for skin lightening, or as a deodorizer. Well, it also makes a great exfoliating ingredient. Mix it with natural honey and some water and use it as an exfoliating cream.
Use a Dry Towel
You may not go for brushing or the baking soda exfoliating cream. There are lots of choices like exfoliating with a dry towel. After shower time, dry yourself as usual, but have an extra dry towel to do it all over again after your skin is dry so as to remove dead skin cells.
If you have sensitive skin, you can go for oatmeal as an exfoliator. It’s not as harsh as some of the ingredients listed above.
Well, there you have some great tips to do a successful skin exfoliation. However, it is important to note that some tips may be too abrasive for your skin type, especially with the face. Therefore, before starting an exfoliating routine, choose the right products, time, and method.