The world of skincare gets complicated pretty quickly. If you’ve been dizzy thinking about serums, lotions, cleansers, tonics, and oils, you’ve come to the right place.
Your skin barrier is protected and ready for anything. However, a strong skin routine should be your priority.
There are a lot of bacteria attacking us every day that can damage and weaken our skin. And fighting for strong, healthy skin is a daily battle, but not an impossible one.
Environmental stressors like UV rays, pollution, and bad weather, as well as irritants like surfactants, disinfectants, and liquid soaps, can devastate our skin, so it is imperative that we equip ourselves with an arsenal of effective skincare products.
While everyone has individual skincare needs, there are a few basic products and practices that anyone can try to improve their skin.
People may choose to exfoliate the skin as it can improve the appearance and promote blood circulation.
An exfoliant is a cleansing formula and treatment mask that detoxifies the skin and stimulates its metabolism.
It improves the absorption and storage of hydrating active ingredients and restores the skin’s natural hydration factor.
Types of exfoliation method
For home exfoliation, there are two main methods that a person can use to exfoliate — mechanical and chemical.
Mechanical exfoliation is the use of an object to physically remove dead cells from the skin’s surface. This includes tools like sponges, face brushes, and washcloths.
Chemical exfoliants are the use of chemicals to dissolve and remove dead skin cells. Chemical exfoliation includes acids like alpha hydroxy acids and beta hydroxy acids.
Skin rejuvenation by mechanical exfoliation of dead tissue is the most effective for smooth skin and open-pore cells.
At the same time, it is able to gently remove dead and aging cells and waste and instantly make the skin smooth and beautiful.
It is especially effective for long-term makeup artists, as it can help rid the skin of a cosmetic that contains certain toxins (like mercury poisoning, heavy metals, and other harmful chemicals).
Your skin thrives on high-quality natural organic ingredients rather than chemically charged ingredients.
Since your skin absorbs 70% of what you put into your body, the problems become even greater. Choose only the best ingredients for your skin so you can expect a long-term glow.
How to exfoliate the face and body
Using a clean brush or your favorite scrub, move around your face in small, gentle, circular motions. Keep your movements light. You should think of it more like stroking the petals than rubbing a stain from your favorite shirt.
Rinse with warm water so that the freshly exfoliated face is not irritated by the hot water. Pat your face dry and apply a moisturizer. Always apply a moisturizer after exfoliating your face to prevent the skin from drying out.
For chemical exfoliation: Take your favorite chemical exfoliator and apply it gently in small circular motions after cleansing. Leave the product on the face for 1-3 minutes before rinsing your face with warm water. Pat your face dry and apply a moisturizer. Again, don’t skip the moisturizer!
Exfoliate your lips
Scaly lips aren’t just attractive, but there are times in our life when we all experience it. Fortunately, it’s relatively simple to get rid of it. All you need to exfoliate your lips is small Vaseline and a toothbrush. I like to do a little extra on my lips once a week. I rub my lips with sugar and olive oil or coconut oil mixed into a thick paste. You can also exfoliate your lips quickly and subtly by adding a pinch of sugar to your favorite lip balm. It works well and saves a lot of time.
Exfoliate your elbows
Elbow exfoliation removes blockages of the skin, loosens and removes excess oils and provides hydration. It is also the perfect exfoliator for thicker, acne-prone skin, as it destroys acne-causing bacteria, reduces inflammation (redness), and neutralizes free radicals. A loofah scrub or even your daily towel can be used to amplify the exfoliating effects on thicker skin, such as knees and elbows.
Exfoliate your feet
Use warm water to exfoliate your feet. It helps remove dead skin cells easily, leaving no room for potential skin damage or micro-cracks. It only takes two minutes during each shower to keep your feet in great shape for the summer. Scraping off dead skin with a razor blade can be dangerous. Instead, use an exfoliating brush or foot peel. You simply put on plastic booties containing a gel fruit acid solution and other moisturizers and leave them on for about an hour. They help shed your feet of dead skin.