Unfortunately, there is no way to stop the clock. That means we also can’t stop our cells from turning over more slowly as we age. But it doesn’t mean we have to settle for dull skin. By exfoliating our skin, we can safely remove dead skin cells to reveal healthier more vibrant cells. Here’s exactly how to exfoliate your skin for a beautiful glow.
How to Exfoliate Your Face
Putting your best face forward means putting your healthiest skin on display. Therefore, you need to remove dead cells responsible for dulling your skin. Here is a step-by-step guide to perfect exfoliation.
Remove all your makeup or any residual creams and products by gently washing your face with warm or hot water. Hot water can be especially helpful in opening your pores, so exfoliating in the shower makes the most sense for many people.
Then use a premium quality facial cleanser to remove dirt, debris, and makeup. Once you’ve rinsed your face, you’re ready to exfoliate.
Use Quality Products
The key to revealing your healthiest looking skin through exfoliation depends largely on using the right products for your skin type and for the area of skin you’re exfoliating. The delicate skin on your neck and face cannot sustain the same type of exfoliant you may use on your elbows or knees. So, use caution to avoid harsh exfoliants on the sensitive areas of your skin, or you’ll risk creating microtears in the skin. Consider Eminence’s Charcoal Exfoliating Gel Cleanser, or Stone Crop Oxygenating Fizzofoliant, both of which are suitable for all skin types.
Perfect Your Exfoliating Technique
You do not need to use much exfoliating product to get impressive results. A tiny dollop of exfoliant should be plenty for your face and neck. Using a bit of pressure, rub in a circular motion for a couple of minutes before rinsing it off. Pat your skin dry.
Follow Up with a High-Quality Moisturizer
Once you’ve exfoliated and/or finished showering, you should apply moisturizer as soon as possible. Be sure to use a moisturizer designed for your skin type.
Exfoliate Twice a Week
Unless your skin is used to it, limit exfoliation to twice a week. If you don’t currently have an exfoliation regimen, it can be easy to overdo it. Exfoliating too often can irritate your skin, making it red and flaky or causing peeling.
Benefits of Exfoliating Your Skin
Knowing why you should exfoliate is nearly as important as knowing how to exfoliate your skin. In addition to revealing a more vibrant, healthy glow, by gently removing dead skin cells to reveal young, healthy skin cells, exfoliating offers additional benefits, including:
- Helping to prevent clogged pores
- Reducing the number and appearance of blackheads
- Stimulating collagen synthesis
- Smoothing rough skin
- Minimizing the appearance of lines and age
Newport Beach Skincare
Taking excellent care of your skin at home is a wonderful habit to begin at any age. However, for truly radiant skin, be sure to book regular skincare treatments such as facials or hydrating treatments. At Swiss Clinique in Newport Beach, all our facial treatments use medical-grade, holistic products. Our experienced clinicians can recommend the best treatments for your unique skin, along with the products best suited for your skin type and goals. We are also happy to show you how to exfoliate at home to get terrific results.