Wipe away dead facial skin cells to reveal smoother, more radiant skin. Just don’t get excited about scrubbing.
Exfoliating means deeply cleaning your skin and is essential in your daily routine.
The cleanser helps remove makeup from your skin every day, from smog and dirt that builds up during the day. The exfoliant instead removes dead cells that build up the day after day on your skin.
“Exfoliating means removing dead cells and leaving your skin smooth and radiant!”
Exfoliating means freeing your skin from the impurities required by the products to penetrate deep down to the deepest layers.
Did you know that there are two types of exfoliants?
There are chemical exfoliants and physical exfoliants that act on the skin differently.
Chemical Exfoliant: acts on dead cells, for example dissolving them with the most common glycolic acid which acts on the cells, interrupting them Physical exfoliant: acts on the skin through finely ground grains or nuts, rubbed on the skin through a circular movement.
I prefer to use natural ingredients and in my routine I always have a physical exfoliant that guarantees you all the same results as a chemical exfoliant but respects the skin, even the most sensitive use of the same effect.
How do you properly exfoliate your skin?
The first step is to wet your face with warm water. A small amount of scrub is applied to the skin or a cotton ball. Massage in a circular motion and rinse with warm water. Eventually you can leave the product to act for a few minutes.
Gently dry your face by dabbing the towel and applying your moisturizer and other products of your daily skin care and take advantage of the greater penetration.
How many times is it possible to exfoliate the skin?
Generally the exfoliant is well tolerated by our skin especially if you use natural products.
If your skin is subject to acne or rosacea, it is important to start a gentle, non-repeated exfoliation because it may worsen the condition of your skin.
This rule also applies to normal skin because excessive exfoliation can irritate and dry the skin.
My advice is to exfoliate the skin two or three times a week increasing during the summer months as the air is not as dry as in winter.
If you have oily skin you will certainly be able to tolerate daily exfoliation. If you have dry skin, however, you must follow the rule of exfoliation two or three times a week so as not to increase dehydration.
If you feel a burning sensation while using the exfoliant, you must reduce your exfoliation.
If your skin is very sensitive, avoid using cleaning brushes or exfoliating gloves because it will worsen the condition of your skin.
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Add a natural physical exfoliant to your skincarerotuine
Use the exfoliant two or three times a week during winter
Use the exfoliant 4-5 times a week during the summer.
Choose an exfoliant according to your skin type
Do not use the exfoliant daily!