Beauty Secrets: How To Exfoliate

Diana Bell-Heather   |   31 - 01 - 2018

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KAT BURKI

NATURA BISSÉ

REN SKINCARE

SISLEY PARIS

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Unlike other products in your daily skincare routine, exfoliators require a careful approach.

 

If you exfoliate too often then the skin is stripped of natural oils and becomes overly exposed and damaged – not do it enough and dead skin cells block the pores resulting in imperfections. Lucky for us, the cosmetics industry is packed with a bunch of exfoliators for you to choose from.

 

If you have a normal or combination skin then doing it 2 to 3 times a week should is enough, but for those with delicate skin once is plenty. After cleansing you can apply exfoliating lotion with a cotton pad and sweep it down the T-zone, across the forehead, down the nose, and once over each cheek which will shift stubborn dead cells. Home peels are a popular choice for those with normal skin and are best when the glycolic-acid concentration below 10 percent.

 

Scrubs are a more aggressive approach and those with sensitive skin should steer clear. Instead, try using an exfoliating clay mask once a week that will lift impurities but keep the complexion hydrated.

 

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