Monday, 1 February 2016

Exfoliate – why, how & what to use

“You must exfoliate” - words we often hear and although we know it’s important to exfoliate, we often don’t know exactly why it’s good for our skin, the correct way of doing so, and which products to use to achieve the best exfoliated skin. So here is why, how and what to use to exfoliate properly:

Exfoliating both removes old skin cells and enables new healthy skin cells to grow. Therefore, to maintain healthy, glowing, youthful skin, we need to remove these old skin cells and encourage proper cell turn over.

If you don’t exfoliate to remove these dead cells, your skin can looked aged, dull and simply unhealthy. The cells can also clog up your pores and create blockage, which can sometimes be the cause of breakouts.

Body – Apply an exfoliating scrub to a loofah or glove and scrub your body gently from the ankles upwards. Be careful not to scrub too hard, as leaving it red and sore will do your skin more harm than good. Rinse off with hot/warm water and do this a couple of times a week. Apply a moisturiser to lock the moisture back into the skin.

Face – Using a face exfoliate, apply the product into wet skin, and use circular motions to massage gently. Wash off with warm water.

However, always read the back of the label of the product you’re using, as it will also guide you on how to use it properly.

What to use
·      Equipment > A loofah or exfoliating scrub is the best option to exfoliate your body. The Dermalogica exfoliating face brush is also a great brush to use.
·      Body exfoliants > The Guinot Gommage Facile Smoothing Body Scrub is great for getting that soft feel.

·      Face exfoliants > Dermalocia’s daily microfoliant is a popular choice with our clients. Unlike other exfoliants, it is a rice-based powder, which you mix with water and it instantly leaves the skin smoother and brighter.
If you’re suffering from a breakout, try Dermalogica’s blackhead clearing pore control scrub, as it deep cleans pores.

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