Healthy and glowing skin is a goal we all strive for. By exfoliating your skin, you can help to remove dead skin cells, improve the tone and texture of your skin, and reduce the appearance of pores. If you’re curious about the nuance of how to exfoliate your skin, you’re in the right place.
Natural exfoliation is a gentle yet effective way to give your skin the nourishment it needs without harsh chemicals or toxic ingredients. You can unlock your most radiant skin with natural exfoliation. Keep reading to learn more about exfoliating your face.
Before Exfoliating, Cleanse Your Face
The first step in exfoliating your face is to make sure it is clean before you begin. Wash your face with warm water and an appropriate cleanser for your skin type (oily, dry, combination, etc.). This helps to remove dirt and oil buildup that could interfere with the process of natural exfoliation.
By cleansing your face first, you will receive the maximum amount of exfoliating skin benefits. There will be nothing between your skin and your exfoliant.
Choose Your Exfoliant From the Three Types
There are three types of exfoliants you can use depending on what works best for you and your skin type: mechanical, chemical, and biological.
Mechanical exfoliants use physical particles such as salt or sugar scrubs to slough away dead skin cells. Chemical ones rely on using acids like alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) or beta hydroxy acid (BHA). Biological exfoliants utilize enzymes from fruits or plants to dissolve dead cells on the surface of the skin.
If you are looking for an exfoliator for sensitive skin or an exfoliator for dry skin, you may want to try a biological exfoliant. Natural products can be gentler on your skin than chemical or mechanical ones.
Exfoliate Wet or Dry?
When it comes time to exfoliate types, there are two main options — wet or dry. For mechanical exfoliants like salt and sugar scrubs, it’s best to do so when your face is wet, as this will help them adhere better to the surface of the skin.For chemical and biological ones, however, it’s best to apply them onto dry skin as this will allow them to work their magic more effectively.
Be Sure to Rinse & Moisturize
After you’re done exfoliating your face, rinse off any residue with lukewarm water followed by cold water, which helps close up pores and lock in moisture. Then be sure to moisturize right after! This is a necessary part of any skincare routine steps for exfoliation. Doing so helps keep your skin hydrated while also preventing any potential irritation caused by over-exposure during the scrubbing process.
Choose a lotion that works for your skin type. We’re always happy to recommend our natural Hawaiian skincare products. UA Body lotions are lightweight, natural products made with kukui and coconut oils, vitamin E, and mango butter. They’re great for daily and nightly use and are created with Mother Earth in mind, so you can feel good about what you put on your skin.
Exfoliate to Unlock Your Natural Skin’s Beauty
Natural exfoliation is an effective way to uncover radiant-looking skin without harsh chemicals or toxic ingredients. By taking the time to exfoliate your skin, you can help reveal a brighter-looking complexion! So go ahead and start unlocking healthier-looking skin today.
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