The Bib&Tucker Guide To Exfoliation
Normal aging, cold and dry weather, excess tanning and many other factors can take a serious toll on your skin. One way to improve your skin and keep it looking healthy is exfoliating. Whether you are interested in trying exfoliating for the first time, or have tried it and are looking for a better scrub for your skin, we're here to help.
What is Exfoliation?
If you shave, exfoliation is already a part of your daily routine. It’s an effective way to get younger looking, softer skin. Exfoliation is the processes of scrubbing away dead skin cells, revealing more youthful and vibrant skin. Removing dead skin cells promotes healthy skin and helps prevents acne, ingrown hairs, clogged pores, and unwanted wrinkles.
Which Exfoliating Scrub Should I Use?
You'll want to consider your skin type when looking for an exfoliating scrub. If your skin is sensitive, wash with an exfoliating cleanser once or twice a week to avoid irritation, and look for gentle scrubs. Those with naturally oily skin can exfoliate with a scrub or cleanser more often. Look for products that will deeply-penetrate the skin. For dry skin, you'll want to be careful about which scrub you choose. Exfoliating can naturally dry out skin, so only exfoliate once or twice a week and choose products that include moisturizing ingredients. Men with normal skin are more likely to be able to use many types of face scrubs. Test out a few different scrubs and ingredients to find the best for your skin type.
How to Exfoliate
Apply light pressure to your facial skin while exfoliating, a similar touch to what you use while applying your regular cleanser. Gently massage the scrub into your face using circular motions. You can either use your hands or an exfoliating brush. Lightly rub your entire face and then rinse with warm water. You can even skip your daily face wash and replace your cleanser with an exfoliant a few times a week. Exfoliating often can dry out your skin, so it is important to moisturize afterwards, and in between exfoliating.