Taking care of your skin is important no matter which part of the body it is. Whether it’s your face, body or feet, you need to take the time to exfoliate properly to achieve healthy skin that is smooth and glowing. Exfoliating the right way will help with many things, including your skin’s texture and tone, which will improve quite a bit. The best part is that this is something that you can do in the comfort of your own home.
So, how do you exfoliate your skin properly? Before getting to the right way of doing it, it’s important to note that there are ways to overdo it which will harm your skin and prevent you from seeing results. This can occur from exfoliating too often or from using the wrong method depending on your skin type. It’s also important to understand exactly what exfoliating is; the process of removing dead cells from the outer layer of your skin. Here is how to exfoliate your skin:
- Face: always start by washing your face using a regular cleanser. Proceed by taking a small amount (no bigger than a quarter) of your face scrub and in circular motions apply it onto your face. Massage the product onto your skin gently and finish by rinsing it off with warm water and patting your skin dry using a clean towel.
- Body: during a warm shower, massage the exfoliating body scrub gently onto your skin in circular motions. You can use a washcloth, loofah or sponge to help eliminate dead skin cells. Allow the scrub to sit on your skin for a minute before stepping back under the water to rinse it off.
- Feet: never forget to exfoliate the bottoms of your feet because they have a lot of rough spots that require care and a little more of your time. Scrubs and files are an effective way to eliminate your rough heels so that your feet are nice and smooth.
These are the basics of exfoliating and it’s important to spend a little bit of time every week caring for your skin. Exfoliating will prevent layers of dead skin from forming by getting rid of all the dead skin cells resulting in healthier skin. An added bonus is that you will notice that your skin is brighter. Exfoliating can also help clear out clogged pores, which is great for anyone who has acne-prone skin.
At home procedures are great but it’s always a good idea to see a professional from time to time to receive the best skin care. Waterfront Laser offers several different services, including microdermabrasion, photofacials as well as laser hair removal, to name a few. If you want brighter skin that is healthy and beautiful, visit Waterfront Laser today!