Exfoliating your skin keeps it fresh by buffing away and removing dead skin cells, making it easier for your serums and creams to penetrate the skin. Read our tips on how to exfoliate most effectively for a glowing, refreshed complexion.
For tips on what type of exfoliating product to use for your skin type click here.
DO exfoliate in the morning
Skin repairs itself at night while we sleep, a morning exfoliation will slough away the dead skin cells that have built up during the night and will give you a glowing complexion prepped and ready for your morning makeup application.
If you are using a physical exfoliant apply your exfoliant after cleansing and massage in small circles being careful not to tug or pull at the skin. Rinse with mild water.
If you are using a chemical exfoliant, apply product to a clean cotton pad and gently swipe across your skin, avoiding the delicate eye are.
ele tip – always use a SPF suncream following morning exfoliation.
DO work up to daily exfoliation
Start slowly and exfoliate once or twice a week with a mild exfoliating product. As your skin becomes more used to exfoliation you can work your way towards daily use.
DON’T over exfoliate with harsh physical or chemical exfoliants
Listen to your skin and always use products best suited to your skin type to avoid redness, peeling and flaking. See more here on which products to use.
DO try a natural DIY exfoliant
Coconut oil mixed with finely granulated sugar is a great exfoliation for the body and for those with stronger skin types that can handle a physical exfoliant. If you have dry skin you should try a chemical exfoliant with a low percentage of AHAs or BHAs.
Nourish your skin
Always follow exfoliation with a nourishing face cream or hydrating face oil to keep your skin moisturiser and supple.