Have you noticed any dry, flaky skin after washing and moisturizing your face recently? If so, chances are you’ve skipped a critical cleansing step: exfoliation! Rather than applying more moisturizer read on to discover why, when and how to exfoliate.
Exfoliation is an essential step in your daily cleansing routine for three reasons. First, it cleanses your skin much deeper than your cleanser, scrubbing away all the built-up grime in your pores while also breaking up white heads. Second, it smooth’s and refines your skin’s texture, giving it a softer more supple appearance. Lastly, it encourages blood flow to your face, giving it a beautiful, fresh glow.
When and How to Exfoliate.
Twice a week after cleansing your skin use an exfoliant to gently slough away dead skin in upward, circular motions. Remember, a little goes a long way! Let your exfoliant’s particles do the work, be gentle when exfoliating. If you notice any redness or irritation afterwards, only exfoliate once a week. Last but not least, rinse your exfoliant off and moisturize. This is essential to lock in moisture, leaving your skin looking significantly smoother, bright and fresh!
Looking for an exfoliant that won’t be harsh on your skin? Stop in to any of our four locations to browse our Dermalogica products to find the exfoliant that is best for your skin. Our estheticians will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have! We also carry Clarisonic exfoliation brushes, which have become very popular in recent years.
Remember, exfoliation is essential at least once a week. However, if you’ve been exfoliating more often than that be aware that you can over-exfoliate. Click here to discover the signs to determine if you’re exfoliating too much: How Much Is Too Much?