3 Ways to Exfoliate
Having clear, healthy skin doesn’t just come effortlessly— it requires work. In addition to washing your face both morning and night and wearing sunscreen every day, you also need to be exfoliating your skin about twice a week. Exfoliating will help to get rid of skin impurities like blackheads and whiteheads, and will also get rid of dead skin. But depending on your skin type, lifestyle, and your overall preference, there are different ways for you to exfoliate. From using a traditional face scrub to using an exfoliating face brush, this article will discuss three ways that you can exfoliate. Read on to learn more.
As the most traditional form of exfoliating, a face scrub is easy and effective. Available for different skin types— dry, oily, normal— face scrubs work to balance the oil on your skin while ridding it of impurities. Before using a face scrub, make sure that your skin is completely clean. Once your skin is clean, take a pea sized amount of scrub and place it in your index finger, then with both hands rub the scrub across your face focusing on your t-zone. Once you have spread the scrub around your face, rinse it off with warm water, and pat your skin dry.
Another great way to exfoliate your skin is with an exfoliating clay mask. Typically containing all-natural ingredients, exfoliating clay masks can help get rid of oil on your skin while targeting your pores to get rid of blackheads. Remember to always apply your facemask to clean skin. Once your mask is applied to your face, leave it on for about 5-10 minutes and wipe off with a warm, clean washcloth. Because face masks can dry your skin out, make sure only to do one about 1-2 times per week.
Whether you choose to buy a facial brush that you use by hand or one that you can attach to your Clarisonic, exfoliating brushes are gentle brushes that are designed to rid your face of dead skin and impurities. When using an exfoliating brush, apply a gentle facial cleanser on top to get the best results.
Exfoliating your skin will help to stabilize oils and clear it of impurities. By using the tips listed above, you can exfoliate your skin without causing it any harm. To learn more, contact Dr. David K. Funt today.