Cleanse, Exfoliate, Tone and Moisturise is the skin care regime we all are aware of. While CTM is pretty explainable, a lot of times we may not get the exfoliating bit right! In this post I’ll share with you tips that tell you all about exfoliating your skin the right way.
Exfoliating Your Skin the Right Way
Have you been exfoliating your skin wrong all this while? If you are not aware the right or the wrong way, let me tell you the method of exfoliating your skin the right way first. Here is how you can do it right!
Choose a product that suits your skin
Do you know your skin type? This is an important step to exfoliate your skin the right way because you will choose the product that suits your skin. For example a dry will need something hydrating post use to keep the skin from drying out further. A sensitive skin will need something that is mild enough to not cause abrasions. Also read the ingredients in the scrub to ensure it has nothing that can cause an allergy or reaction post use. It is always recommended that you do a patch test for sensitivities before you use any product on your skin. Some brands that have an exhaustive list of face-scrubs for every skin type are Daughter Earth, Juicy Chemistry, Krya, Omved Ubtans, Mitti Se to name a few.
Wet your face!
Yes, wetting your face is the first way to get the exfoliating step right. There are a lot of pre-mixed face scrubs today that people tend to apply directly on the skin. The trick is that if you wet your face first, the scrub will be easier to spread and apply. Water helps to let the scrub spread smoothly and evenly without causing abrasions to the skin. This is applicable to even powdered scrubs that you need to mix with rose water or aloe vera gel etc.
Massage your face when you apply the scrub
After you have applied the scrub, you need to massage your skin for a minute or two very gently to let the scrub exfoliate your skin gently. This is a crucial step to get glowing and radiant skin because the scrub particles help to buff away the impurities and dead skin to reveal the new layer of skin.
Wet the mask before you wipe it off
Wet your fingers and dab it on to the dry mask. Dampen it a bit and massage in slow circles to boost blood circulation and buff away dead skin. This helps to add a glow to your skin. Even the tiniest of particles in the scrub will help to cleanse the skin.
Wipe your face with a wash cloth
Most of the times we just wash our face with water, while this is alright, but experts opine that wiping your face with a wet wash cloth is a lot more effective than just splashing water to get rid of the mask. You can splash some water after you have wiped away the mask if needed.
Last, but not the least; hydrate your skin
On a damp face apply a bit of skin oil/serum or a moisturizer to nourish your skin. Applying a moisturizer will nourish your skin; adding a radiant glow, while keeping it soft and supple. A lot of times people do add a dab of sunscreen as well before heading outdoors. This is a recommended step; I don’t use a sunscreen, I settle just for a serum or a moisturizer.
Not very difficult to follow, right? So the next time you want to indulge your skin in some love and exfoliate it; follow these super simple tips that will pamper your skin. And this will also ensure that you are exfoliating your skin the right way.