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How often should I exfoliate?
Regular exfoliation will help to improve your skin’s overall health and appearance. If you’ve ever wondered why and how you should exfoliate, here’s everything that you need to know.
When you exfoliate, you are using chemical, granular molecules, or an exfoliator tool (like an exfoliating brush) to remove the dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. It should be a staple in your skin care routine, and no set of the best skin care products is complete without an exfoliating scrub. By regularly exfoliating, your skin will feel softer and be better primed for the next steps in your beauty routine.
Before we let you in on our secret on how to take care of your skin by using the best exfoliator for your skin type, you need to know a little bit more about why we exfoliate and how to exfoliate the face and body areas that need it the most.
1. Why is exfoliating so important?
From the day you were born, your skin has been naturally shedding dead skin cells from the surface layer of your skin to reveal the new cells underneath. However, as time goes by, the process in which our body naturally exfoliates begins to slow down and dead skin cells start to clump and stick. They can gather in facial lines and wrinkles, making them more noticeable, or clog up pores and create dry, flaky skin patches. When you exfoliate you are helping your body slough these dead cells to reveal the beautiful new cells, which are ready to soak up a moisturizer.
Exfoliating also has an impact on the texture, look, and feel of your skin. If you are looking into how to get smooth skin then starting with a high- quality face scrub and exfoliating body scrub is a good way to go.
2. Different types of exfoliation
As you continue on your quest for smooth skin it’s important to consider that there are different types of face and body exfoliators, and what you use depends on your own personal preference and skin type.
- Manual exfoliation: This is where skin care products such as granular scrubs fall into. This method of exfoliation involves the use of physical friction from grains to scrape the dead skin cells off the surface layer of the skin.
- Chemical exfoliation: This method of exfoliation involves chemicals such as alpha-hydroxy acids, which includes natural acids such as citric acids (from fruit), lactic acid (tomatoes or sour milk), malic acid (apples), tartaric acid (grapes), and so on.
- Enzyme exfoliation: This is when biological molecules - usually proteins - are used on the skin to speed up the chemical reactions that take place in your skin’s cells.
3. Body scrub exfoliation
When it comes to skin care, you have to ensure that you don’t just focus on your face. In fact, a body scrub is essential in your beauty regime. You should incorporate a body exfoliator into your routine at least once or twice, but not too often - especially if you have sensitive skin. Exfoliate before going into the sun for a longer-lasting tan — just don’t forget your sunscreen.
Try the Clarins Tonic Sugar Polisher to treat both your body and mind. Its formula uses salt and sugar crystals to eliminate dead skin cells without damaging the hydrolipidic film. With essential oils such as Rosemary, Rosewood, and Mint, it’s the best body exfoliator to leave you with smooth skin that is refreshed, revitalized, and soft to the touch.
It’s important to know how to use body scrub to get the best results. Wet yourself in the shower and then turn the water off. Put a small amount of the best body scrub for your skin type in your hands and then massage in circular motions all over your body. Try to particularly target those cellulite-prone areas.
After using a body exfoliator, it’s important to hydrate your skin. Whatever your skin type－dry skin or oily skin－ Tonic Body Treatment Oil is the body oil you’ve been looking for. Formulated with 100% plant extracts, this is a one-way ticket to wellbeing. Geranium, Mint, and Rosemary extracts help to tone and smooth your skin. Rich in Hazelnut Oil, Omega 9, and Vitamin E, it locks moisture into your skin to ensure you are hydrated all over your body.
4. Don’t forget to moisturize
Body scrub will expose your new skin cells, which are primed for the following use of a body lotion or moisturizer for oily skin and other skin types. It’s essential that after you exfoliate you hydrate your skin to get the best results. Clarins Moisture-Rich Body Lotion is the best body lotion to apply after using a body exfoliator. It is formulated with 88% natural ingredients—including ultra-nourishing Shea Butter, soothing Organic Raspberry water, gently exfoliating Tamarind pulp acids and visibly firming Organic Oat sugars—that soften and intensely hydrate even very dry skin for long-lasting comfort.
To get the most out of your moisturizer for dry skin, add some Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster for Body for a natural-looking self-tan that will build up gradually from the first application. It’s an adjustable formula that lets you determine the tone of the tan.
Are you ready for a radiant, glowing, and youthful-looking version of your skin?
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