As we get older, the daily regeneration of our cells slows down. Exfoliating both the face and body weekly helps get rid of dead skin cells which can dull your appearance. By doing a regular exfoliation routine, it allows moisturizers, serums, and makeup to soak into the skin better for a smooth and even application. To know more about this, here are several exfoliation tips for the best skin ever.
Drink Lots of Water
You’ve probably heard it a million times, but that’s because it can’t be emphasized enough; drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated helps keep skin plump and it will also help keep your skin clear of acne. It also aids with constipation, which is associated with acne, potentially because it leads to gut inflammation, which is a causeway to skin inflammation. Drinking at least 64 oz of water per day will keep your body hydrated and your gut and skin happy.
Always Wear Sunscreen
You need protection from the sun and harmful UV radiation rays, even in winter months and on overcast days. UV rays accelerate the aging process by damaging collagen fibers of the skin. A broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher is the best for everyday use on any exposed skin, including your ears, forearms, and, of course, your face. A broad spectrum SPF 50 or higher should be applied when you’re on the beach or outside on a sunny day. Both UVA rays and UVB rays cause long-term skin damage like wrinkles and aging, in addition to sunburn, and both play a role in skin cancer. And it goes without saying: Avoid tanning beds.
Exfoliating Tips for the Face
If you don’t exfoliate daily or weekly, chances are, your skin is covered in dead skin cells. Leaving this on your skin can cause it to not only look dull, but you’ll also appear older. To keep your skin looking healthy, fresh, and radiant, follow these face exfoliating tips for the best skin ever:
• Our skin repairs itself at night as we sleep, so the best time to exfoliate is in the morning. This is the perfect time for scrubbing away dead skin cells and refreshing your appearance!
• Don’t over-exfoliate! Also be careful not to use a product with granules that can tear at your skin. Aim to exfoliate with a non-abrasive scrub once or twice a week by rubbing the product in a circular motion for 30 seconds and then rinsing it off with lukewarm water. For those with oily skin, acne-prone skin, or large pores, you can even try a microdermabrasion system which aids with cell regeneration.
• Try to use natural or organic products for exfoliating your face. A simple paste made with baking soda and distilled water will gently cleanse your pores and skin. You can also mix a pinch of brown sugar with coconut oil (a natural antibiotic) to form an easy DIY scrub.
• Do it all at once and save time! You can mix a dime-size amount of your favorite facial scrub into your regular facial cleanser and skip a step!