When it comes to exfoliating, many wight see it as an add-on or unnecessary task. But the reality is it ranks up there with other important maintenance tasks like flossing or watering plants. You don't need to do it daily but including it in your weekly routine is a must!
Why weekly? Your face needs to be exfoliated regularly to keep it refined and youthful. By weekly, you are diminishing dead skin and allowing targeted treatments for anti-aging and skin rejuvenation to penetrate more easily. I use the Younique Exfoliating Mask all over my face and even lips! It has shea butter that conditions the skin and sea salt that acts as an exfoliator and can help minimize dirt/oil!
Here are some exfoliating tips to keep skin radiant and refined. 1. Be consistent. Aim for once a week. Once a year just won't cut it.
2. Know your skin type. Your exfoliating solution and technique should align with your skin’s needs. You may be more sensitive in certain areas versus others as well.
3. Patch Test. Test any of these out on the side of your neck first. So if you have a reaction you can still head to Before committing to a product, test it out on the side of your neck first. Wait a week or so to see if you have a reaction.
4. Follow instructions. Make sure to read the application protocols before applying an exfoliator. One wrong move could mean possible irritation or damage to the skin surface.
5. Be gentle. When dealing with manual scrubs, use gentle, circular motions. Aggressive or vigorous scrubbing can break your skin and lead to irritation, redness and breakouts. Also, avoid rinsing with hot water, and opt for lukewarm instead.
6. Don’t forget the post-exfoliation products. After you exfoliate, make sure to follow up with targeted treatments such as a Beauty Serum for your face or daily moisturizer to support, calm and soothe the skin.
SO, FACT OF FICTION? It's totally fake! It doesn't actually change your hair growth. Exfoliating the surface of your skin isn't going to change the metabolism of the follicle underneath the skin.