Psst… following these steps when you exfoliate face and body will also help ensure you keep your skin healthy and protected from harsh climates and ingredients.Remember: your body is with you for the long haul. Here’s what you can do to show it some love and #AdoreYourself while you get radiant.
How to Exfoliate Face and Body for a Killer Glow
DON’T OVER DO IT
Number one and most frequent exfoliating mistake is to exfoliate too often. Less is more, my friends, less is more. If you exfoliate multiple times a day, you don’t allow your skin the opportunity to recover and regain its natural equilibrium.
The right frequency may vary from person to person, but as a general rule, start to exfoliate once or twice a week and see how that goes. For sensitive skins, once a week may be enough. Make sure you avoid irritated areas and never exfoliate if you had a bad acne breakout.
EXFOLIATE ON WET SKIN
We can’t stress this enough. Exfoliating while your skin is dry is nothing short of a beauty crime! The results? Painful skin, redness, and rashes. Simply splash some water onto your face, and while sopping wet begin exfoliation. Or better yet, cleanse and give it a nice rinse before you apply your exfoliator.
Follow with a gentle moisturizer every single time you exfoliate. Go for all natural organic serums and moisturizers that will soothe your skin and lock in moisture while your pores are still dilated. This goes no matter what the season.
What you exfoliate with is just as crucial as how often you exfoliate. Scrubs with big, abrasive particles may do more harm than good to your skin. Look for gentler or even chemical exfoliation agents. Always keep in mind gentler most certainly does NOT equal ineffective. A great alternative is Vitamin C exfoliants.
Studies have proved lemon juice and ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) are the most effective yet gentle exfoliating and brightening agents that you can use to even out your skin tone and speed up cellular turnover. Read about the various ways Vitamin C loves your skin here.
REMEMBER THE REST OF YOUR BODY
Remember to exfoliate your lips for the perfect pout. You’d be amazed at how smoothly lipstick glides on your lips once you get rid of any dry dead skin. And, in case you didn’t notice, you have a lot of skin below your chin.
Neck, chest, back, tummy and legs are typically forgotten when it comes to exfoliation – hands too. But they all need lots of love and care as well! We suggest the ADORE COSMETICS NATURE INTENSIVE BODY PEELING SCRUB. It has a unique, all-natural and gentle formula containing Sweet Almond Oil – known to emulate the oil produced by babies’ skin – and the soothing properties of chamomile.