Benefits of Exfoliation and When To Do It

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I believe you all have heard of this exfoliation before, how you should do it, and the great benefits it brings to your skin. Well its true, exfoliation means getting rid of the dead skin cells off your face, and with that, it will leave your skin immediately brighter, smoother, and of course healthier.

So How Does It Work

As we grow older, replacing the dead cells in our body’s decrees, with that the dead skin stays on the surface of our faces, leading to flaky skin, dry patches, clogged pores, uneven tones and sometimes acne.

Therefore, exfoliation is a great way to cure all these problems, and luckily for us, it comes in many forms so it suits all skin types and budgets.

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Benefits of Exfoliation
  • Unclogs pores.
  • Minimizes pore size.
  • Better absorption of products into the skin.
  • less visible wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Fades the dark spots.

How To Exfoliate?

To answer this question, we need to understand the different types of exfoliations on the market and choose which one is the best choice for our skin.

This type what most skincare experts prefer don’t scare from the word chemical, the thing is this type of exfoliation is formed to be used on the skin, some of the products you can use only 2 times per week like a mask best-known chemical exfoliation mask is The Ordinary, and some other products they come as a toner which allows you to have daily gentle exfoliation.

Chemical Exfoliants

Is what comes to mind when we mention exfoliation, many people like to use DYI homemade exfoliations, I would say that am not a big fan of those, but with that being said there are many people how to disagree with my opinion and love those house-made treatments, but keep in mind that you can find of course so many brands who makes safe and useful physical exfoliation that will leave your skin feels amazing.

Physical Exfoliants

Here are some of my favorites 

AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution (Chemical Exfoliants)

AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution (Chemical Exfoliants)

Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution

L’Oreal Paris Pure Sugar Scrub Purify & Unclog (Physical Exfoliants)

L'Oreal Paris Pure Sugar Scrub Purify & Unclog

L’Oreal Paris Skincare Exfoliate & Refine (Physical Exfoliants)

L'Oreal Paris Skincare Exfoliate & Refine

How When We Should

Start by cleaning your face with your favorite cleanser, then use your choice of the 2 types of exfoliation, followed by your serums and moisturizer. Every day? Every week? When Should We exfoliate?

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Things To Be Careful Of While Using Excoriates:
  • Avoid the eye area.
  • Always check and read what is the right way to use the products.
  • Exfoliating too often or too hard may cause micro-tears on your skin’s surface and strip your skin’s protective layer.
  • Don’t exfoliate and active acne.
  • Be aware of some allergies always do a small patch test first.

Just remember we all have our unique skin and we will react to products differently, do your research, and don’t be shy to ask a professional opinion if you need it.

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