How to Properly Exfoliate Your Skin
There are two types of exfoliation:
- Mechanical Exfoliation: Mechanical exfoliation removes dead skin cells using a tool, such as a brush, sponge, or a scrub.
- Chemical Exfoliation: Chemical exfoliation dissolves dead skin cells gently by using chemicals such as alpha and beta hydroxy acids.
What are the Benefits of Exfoliating?
The main objective of exfoliating is to remove dead skin cells from the skin's surface. It is significant since your skin's natural capacity to shed dead skin cells diminishes as you age, resulting in duller-looking skin. Exfoliating helps to lighten your complexion by getting rid of abnormal pigmentation, and enhances the look of your skin. But most importantly, it helps avoid pore blockage which helps with reducing acne spots, blackheads, and whiteheads. Exfoliating regularly can also prepare your skin for other products in your skincare routine, such as serums and lotions. They would be absorbed in the skin easier because they won't be resting on top of dead skin cells.
Why Is it Important to Exfoliate skin?
While you may have been aware that exfoliating your skin gives it a new shine and helps it appear better, you may be unaware that it also improves your skin's health. Our skin cells regenerate regularly, and the cells that make up the outer layers of our skin die as new cells replace them. By exfoliating regularly, you can help facilitate new skin cell regeneration leading to a glowing and healthy skin. Exfoliating regularly is the key, but it differs depending on the skin type of each person. Some people's skin may only tolerate exfoliating once a week, while others can exfoliate many times a week. It's better to exfoliate once a week for sensitive skin. Other skin types should pay attention to how their skin reacts after exfoliating and gradually increase to once every other day.
How to Exfoliate Your Face?
If you don't exfoliate properly, your skin is coated in dead skin cells, making your face seem older and duller. Examine your skin to choose the best exfoliating product for you. A physical scrub or chemical exfoliation product with a high concentration of active chemicals may be too abrasive for delicate skin. In this situation, a cleanser with exfoliating components or a light exfoliating serum would be a good choice. You can probably get away with chemical or mechanical exfoliation if you have oily skin.
You can exfoliate your skin by using an exfoliating cleanser or a physical exfoliator. Cleansers, such as foaming face washes, are excellent for exfoliating since they clean your skin thoroughly, providing gentle exfoliating alongside. Gently massage the product into the skin in circular motions, making sure not to rub too hard. Then, rinse with lukewarm water and finish with wiping off with a clean cloth.
If you want an exfoliating cleanser with gentle properties then we recommend Fresh N Joy Exfoliating Face Wash it includes natural alpha hydroxy acid extracted from fruits which helps you rejuvenate and freshen your skin with its active properties. It's best for discolouration and helps remove dead cell deposits from your facial skin. It is ideal for all types of skin.
Fresh N Joy Detoxifying Face Wash is another gentle cleanser with exfoliating properties, particularly recommended for blackheads. It has charcoal extract which penetrates deep into your skin to clear out pores while gently exfoliating your skin to get rid of all impurities.
Exfoliating your face one to three times a week is recommended since exfoliating too often or too forcefully can cause micro-tears on your skin's surface and strip your skin's protective layer. If you have inflammatory acne, rosacea, or hypersensitive skin, we recommend checking with your dermatologist about which exfoliating product to use and how frequently.
Exfoliating the skin may be quite drying. To keep your skin healthy and hydrated, apply moisturizer right after exfoliating. For moisturizer, you can use the Fresh N Joy Honey Lotion that is rich in Natural Honey, Grape Seed Oils and is loaded with Vitamins. It freshens the skin providing a natural glow that makes your skin look soft and beautiful. Or you can use all natural Fresh N Joy Petroleum Jelly. Enriched with Shea butter, cocoa butter, almond oil, olive oil, grape seed oil, and vitamin E makes it one of its kinds. A moisturizing, skin softening, and pigmentation brightening blend gives your skin the love and care it needs.
How to Exfoliate Your Feet?
Exfoliation is beneficial because it eliminates dead skin layers, smooth's the skin on your hands and feet and allows moisturizers to enter deeper. Daily moisturizing your feet is the best approach to prevent dead skin from growing. Avoid creams that include alcohol since they may cause your feet to become even drier. The use of baby oil or petroleum jelly is typically considered safe.
Soak your feet a few times a week and gently exfoliate dead skin with a pumice stone or a foot brush and follow with a foot cream to prevent cracked and dry skin. Fresh N Joy Foot Cream is loaded with anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. It protects your skin and hydrates it to prevent roughness and cracked heels. To keep your skin from drying out, avoid taking hot showers or baths and instead rinse with warm water. For cracked heels, Fresh N Joy Heel Cream provides immediate relief to dry and cracked heels and moisturizes your skin quickly. It also helps to repair, soften, and protect skin from any further damage.