Adopting an effective skincare routine in summers is necessary to safeguard your skin from acne, wrinkles, pimples, and pigmentation. Now, what does proper skincare include? Cleansing, applying high-quality moisturizer, exfoliating, and putting sunscreen. All of these four things are important for your skin. So, today’s post is all about reasons to exfoliate your skin during the Summer months. If this is something that concerns you, we invite you to continue reading to learn some fascinating details about how to care for your beautiful skin!
What is exfoliation?
Exfoliation is the part of skincare that involves removing lifeless skin cells. You can exfoliate your skin using organic/non-organic face scrubs or homemade skincare recipes. Now, let us talk about why exfoliation is essential.
1. Exfoliating your skin with a gentle scrub will render radiance and a glimmering complexion on your skin. Your skin will look healthy and supple. You can check before and after exfoliation pictures of yourself.
2. If you apply a good quality moisturizer on the un-exfoliated skin, your moisturizer and its magic will not work at all. In other words, for moisturizer to show its impact, you first have to exfoliate your skin well. As a result, make-up will be easy to apply.
3. Travelling and long hours of work clog the skin pores with dust. Exfoliation will help in unclogging and cleaning the pores. Your skin will feel light, smooth, and glowy like the morning sun. Besides, aging is also prevented.
4. Are you a big fan of tan? If yes, don’t do it without exfoliating your skin. If you do so without exfoliating, you will get mammoth tan lines in place of fine tan. Your face will not appear mesmerizing.
Chemical or physical exfoliation- which one is best for you?
Physical exfoliation is performed with the use of mini seeds, an old toothbrush, or a scalpel. Large exfoliants, such as fruit pits and nut shells, should be avoided since they might create micro-tears in the skin. On the other hand, chemical exfoliants employ chemicals to exfoliate dead skin cells and help in cell metamorphosis.
Considering the type of exfoliation that suits your skin, it utterly depends upon your skin condition and preferences. Physical exfoliation may be a better option if you’re seeking a surface-level exfoliation, but prefer chemical exfoliation if you’re looking for something a little deeper that will help smooth the skin and enable your moisturizer to sink in.
How do you properly exfoliate your skin?
Start by cleaning your skin with your top-notch cleanser before using a physical exfoliator. Then, using a quarter-size amount of your face scrub, apply it in circular movements to your face, avoiding the eye region. Massage the product into the skin for as long as the product specifies, from 30 seconds to a minute. Then, gently massage your skin with a clean cloth after rinsing with warm water. Apply a mask, serum, or cream afterward.
Wash your face with a cleanser after applying a chemical exfoliator. Apply your chemical exfoliator all over your face, neck, décolleté, and even the tips of your hands if it comes in a pre-moistened cloth or pad. Allow a few minutes for a chemical exfoliant to soak entirely before moving on to the following stage in your routine, which might be a treatment serum or cream. Some chemical exfoliants sometimes referred to as “peels,” are applied in the same way as a mask and must be washed off after a few minutes. Make sure you’re using your product appropriately by checking the label.
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