The exfoliant is probably the product of the beauty routine that we forget the most. However, not exfoliating the skin enough can make it look dry and dull, even if we cleanse and moisturize it daily.
If you want to know the benefits of exfoliation and how to carry it out to make it more effective, keep reading.
Why is exfoliation important?
The skin is the largest organ in our body and many times we do not pay enough attention to it.
Did you know that it is renewed every 28 days? New cells replace the dead ones, however the body does not have the capacity to remove all those dead cells . With age, the rhythm slows down, which causes the pores to clog, the skin does not oxygenate and does not look pretty.
What we achieve with exfoliation is to eliminate that excess of dead cells that accumulate on the skin and that our body is not capable of eliminating. In addition to making the skin look bright and healthy.
What are the benefits of exfoliating the skin?
- Eliminates dirt from the face and pollution that adheres to the pores, clogging them.
- Prevents the appearance of blackheads by removing dead cells from the face and the most difficult traces of makeup.
- It also prevents premature aging of the skin.
- It helps the creams that we apply later to be better absorbed.
- Smoothes the skin and makes it look even, evening out color and tone.
- Avoid the formation of ingrown hairs due to waxing.
- Renews the skin by stimulating the release of toxins through the pores.
- Activates circulation and oxygenates the skin.
How to exfoliate the skin correctly?
The first thing we should know is that we cannot use the same scrub for the face as for the body , each area has specific properties and care and the products are adapted to them.
On the face, apply the scrub on clean skin and spread it with soft circular movements to activate circulation , then you must remove the product with water. The moisturizer will enhance its effect after the scrub, so don't forget to apply it.
There is no perfect number of times to use the scrub. You can exfoliate your skin once or twice a week and pay attention to its reaction, if it turns red or you notice that its sensitivity increases, reduce the frequency. It is recommended that you be guided by the response of your skin.
What we achieve by spreading the exfoliating particles through the skin is to advance the cell renewal process, in addition to eliminating dead cells. In this way the skin looks smoother, hydrated, silky and luminous.
Exfoliate the skin in winter
With summer about to end, we can start thinking about changing our beauty routine and start preparing our skin for the change of season .
Exfoliating the skin should be part of our beauty routine throughout the year, but since we know that especially in winter it tends to be lazy, we will tell you about some benefits so as not to abandon this step after the summer .
- Your skin will no longer look dull and dull.
- You will eliminate the dead cells that accumulate and do not eliminate themselves.
- The exfoliation will be more effective if you do it after the shower, since the heat opens the pores.
- You will get a greater effect if you help yourself with a horsehair glove.
Don't forget your feet! The part of the body that suffers the most in summer are the feet since, by spending a lot of time barefoot, they endure the high temperatures of the sand, the ground around the pool, sandals... which causes roughness, dryness, chafing and pain.
Exfoliating our feet after the summer helps us smooth out rough spots , massaging them to extend the product relieves pain and makes the hydration that we apply later absorb more easily, enhancing its effect.
Exfoliate the skin in summer
The appearance of our skin begins to worry us when the good weather approaches, the clothes are lighter, we show more areas of our body and we want it to look beautiful. In addition, exfoliating the skin before the summer helps us prepare the skin for sunbathing and show off a beautiful and homogeneous tan.
At this time of year it is advisable to exfoliate the skin at night so as not to expose it to the sun immediately and so that it can rest for several hours. Use a moisturizing and soothing cream after exfoliation in summer and always remember to protect your skin with a product with a high protection index, preferably 50 SPF.
The appearance of our face is what worries us the most, which is why we tend to cover imperfections or correct small flaws with makeup. However, taking care of the health of our skin is very important and for this, exfoliating the skin of the face is essential .
These are some of the face scrubs that you can use. Choose the one that best suits your skin type.
Biosource Gelée Facial Scrub 150ml Biotherm
Biotherm Biosource Gelée Facial Scrub: Biotherm facial care is formulated with Life Plankton™. The miraculous patented ingredient, which acts in perfect affinity with the skin and has incredible soothing, fortifying and antioxidant properties.
PURE RITUAL CARE-IN-PEEL exfoliating 100 ml by Helena Rubinstein
All the effectiveness of a double exfoliation, mechanical and biological, in an addictive texture that does not dry out. Its formula combines glycolic acid with exfoliating agents and is enriched with nourishing oils, purifying black tea and rice extracts, deeply cleansing the skin without drying it out.
YSL Top Secrets Scrub 75ml
For all women who want to cleanse their skin deeply with a granule-free exfoliating product. It transforms into a light, non-greasy oil under the combined action of the warmth of the skin and massage. On contact with water, the oil transforms into a light emulsion. Due to its biological action, this exfoliator is a soft and creamy gel that transforms the classic gesture of cleansing into a surprising experience and offers a delicate and effective exfoliation, even for sensitive skin.After its application the skin becomes soft and velvety...The skin is perfectly prepared for make-up.
Exfoliating the skin of the body ensures effective regeneration that will help the skin absorb the necessary nutrients and look full of life . So that the body exfoliation is pleasant for you and you do not skip it, you can do it during the shower.
First moisten the skin and then apply the scrub with circular movements as a massage. Pay special attention to the feet, knees, elbows, shoulders, and back, as well as the buttocks and hips . Remove all traces of product with plenty of water and pat the skin dry, without rubbing.
Bath Therapy Body Scrub invigorating essence 200 ml Biotherm
Are you looking for a regenerative moment for body and mind? Discover your scented gel-texture body scrub for softer, smoother, and revitalized skin. Boosting the benefits of aromatherapy, the Bath Therapy range will awaken your senses and relax your body and mind thanks to its natural ingredients, mint and ginger, and the power of Life PlanktonTM, the unique regenerative ingredient exclusive to Biotherm .
Mille Fleurs Body Scrub 200ml by Berdoues
Enriched with the complex of organic aloe vera, organic shea butter and plum stone with exfoliating properties, this non-drying body scrub gently removes dead cells and delicately perfumes the skin. Without dyes, without sulfates and without silicones, it is dermatologically tested and made up of 98% ingredients of natural origin.