Have you ever gone into the defensive because your morning skin just ended up becoming worse despite the usual moisturizer and cleanser? You amp up your hydration, only to see that those patchy spots and the flaky skin fails to go away. It might be that these spots are there because you missed out on one extremely important step from your skin care routine – exfoliation. Exfoliation is an integral part of your skin care routine because it cleanses your skin from deep within and refines the skin’s texture to give it a soft and glowing look. ORO GOLD reviews the correct way to exfoliate your skin.
How to Exfoliate
Before you start off with exfoliating, you need the following supplies – exfoliating cleanser, moisturizer, loofah or body brush, a pumice stone and a deep peel. Once you have the right ingredients, here’s what you need to do.
- Brush your skin with a loofah or a body brush before you step into the shower.
- Once you get into the shower, wet your body from head to toe.
- Use the pumice stone to remove calluses and rough spots.
- Apply the exfoliating cleanser on your body and scrub your way up. Make sure that you don’t scrub too hard on the sensitive areas of your skin.
- Use the body brush to reach places where your hands cannot reach.
- Use a separate exfoliating cleanser on your face. This cleanser needs to be specially designed for your face and should be gentler than the body cleanser.
- Rinse using lukewarm water, and follow with cold water.
- Apply a moisturizing lotion after you pat your skin dry. Make sure that the skin is still damp when you apply the lotion.
- Once every week, use an at-home deep peel on your facial skin. Simply apply a thin layer of this peel on your face, massage using circular motions and cleanse within 30 seconds of use.
Choosing your Exfoliators
Exfoliation is essential, but choosing the right exfoliator for your skin is even more important. Try searching for exfoliating cleansers which contain ingredients such as sea salt, ground almonds, seeds, AHAs, BHAs or sugar. It is equally important to ensure that the exfoliator you choose suits your skin type and is gentle on your skin.
When to Exfoliate
You should exfoliate your skin once or twice every week. Over-exfoliation might lead to dry or irritated skin, and scrubbing too hard could have a similar effect. If your skin feels dry after exfoliation, cut back on the frequency. Your at-home deep peel shouldn’t be used more than once a week, unless other specified by your dermatologist. Ultimately, the frequency of your exfoliation routine depends on your skin care objectives. It makes sense to take your time with exfoliation and experiment with your exfoliation routine to devise one that suits your lifestyle and your skin care objectives perfectly.
How to Exfoliate Sensitive Skin or Dry Skin
Most people with sensitive or dry skin feel that they cannot exfoliate their skin. However, this is simply not true. What someone with dry or sensitive skin needs to do is to start off with a milder and slower exfoliation method. People with sensitive or dry skin might also find chemical exfoliators to work better on their skin. One such option would be to try out a suitable at-home deep peel. Using a peel ensures that one doesn’t need to apply too much pressure or scrub the skin. Moreover, many deep peels also contain moisturizing ingredients and antioxidants which let them offer a gentler solution for exfoliating the skin.