Skin exfoliation is essential in a balanced and healthy beauty routine. But do you know what it consists of and what it’s for? Know everything.
Did you know that one of the most important steps in your weekly beauty routine is skin scrub? Yes, exfoliation is responsible for eliminating excess dead cells and unclogging pores, purifying the skin tissue in depth, which is daily exposed to pollution and other external aggressions.
Thus, if you do not exfoliate the skin, dead cells will accumulate on the surface of the epidermis, clogging the pores, which will result in a dull and lifeless skin. Enhancing, of course, the development of pimples, blackheads and imperfections.
If you don’t usually exfoliate your skin and you’re scared by what you’ve read, start thinking about giving your skin what it deserves right now.
So, take advantage of this time at home that confinement provides to take better care of yourself.
Skin exfoliation: tips and care
Nowadays, there are physical exfoliants that remove dead cells mechanically through granules and chemical exfoliants that release acids, breaking the bonds between cells and the epidermis.
The exfoliation that we must do at home is physical (chemistry must be carried out by professionals). This should be done weekly, at any age.
Depending on your skin type and your specific needs, you should opt for a scrub with more or less grain.
That is, if you have oily skin, you can exfoliate your skin with a more “aggressive” product, possibly twice a week.
On the contrary, if you have sensitive skin – which irritates easily – or is prone to acne, you should opt for exfoliants with less grit and more gentle on the skin.
It is indisputable among dermatologists that exfoliation should always be done, regardless of skin type.
Therefore, our suggestion is that after exfoliating the skin, apply a soothing moisturizing mask, in order to nourish the skin in depth.
After rinsing it off with plenty of water, just apply the toner and apply your usual serum and moisturizer. Your skin will feel smooth and velvety, in addition to being very fresh.
Is it possible to make the scrub at home?
One of the biggest doubts about exfoliants is whether it is possible to opt for homemade versions. And the answer is yes.
There are several possible recipes for exfoliating with natural ingredients – take a look at them here – which give the skin a deep cleaning. Below you will also find a tutorial on how to make one at home, which can be used for both the face and the body.
This means that even if you don’t have the possibilities to spend money on a specific scrub, you can make your own in the comfort of your home. Crucial is that exfoliation of the skin occurs once a week.
The body also needs to be exfoliated.
As with the face, exfoliation should also be extended to the body. The reason is the same: to eliminate the accumulation of dead cells and dirt on the surface of the skin.
You can do it with a supermarket or homemade scrub, but nowadays there are even moisturizing body creams with an exfoliating action. If you have sensitive skin, it is worth asking your dermatologist or a pharmacy for advice.
Is there exfoliation for the scalp?
Contrary to what one might think, there are also those who advocate scalp exfoliation. Despite being less common, it is recommended above all in cases of very oily scalp or extremely fine hair.
However, it must be done with specific products and recommended by a dermatologist.
Where to buy good scrubs?
In super and hypermarkets and online parapharmacies, there is a wide range of high quality exfoliants for all skin types.
However, if you have difficult or reactive skin, consult your dermatologist or pharmacist to find the ideal scrub.
And if at this point you still have doubts about how to properly exfoliate your face, see below the step by step for impurity-free skin.
Now that you know everything about skin exfoliation, there are no excuses for not integrating it into your routine. Take care of your skin and feel even more confident!