Learn how to exfoliate your face and body properly for healthy-looking, glowing skin!
– KEYS SOULCARE
Exfoliating is like giving your skin a fresh start. By sloughing off dead skin, you’re paving the way for a smoother- and more radiant-looking complexion. However, there’s a catch: Many of us unknowingly commit common skincare sins when it comes to exfoliation. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back (and the rest of your body) with fabulous head-to-toe exfoliation tips to keep your skin dazzling like the goddex you are!
WHAT IS EXFOLIATING?
Exfoliating is a gentle process that uses exfoliants like scrubs or brushes to help whisk away dead skin, dirt, and debris from your skin’s surface. This reveals brighter-looking skin and helps clarify pores, letting your skin breathe and feel refreshed. It’s like having a spa day, but right in the comfort of your home!
THE BENEFITS OF EXFOLIATING
Let’s talk about perks! Exfoliating offers a treasure trove of benefits. By buffing away dead skin, it helps to smooth out rough patches, fades the appearance of dullness, and helps to even skin tone. And guess what? With a little exfoliating love, your favorite soulcare offerings can work their magic more effectively. The result? Glowing and healthy-looking skin that’ll have you doing double-takes in the mirror!
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU EXFOLIATE?
The answer depends on your skin type. Exfoliating 2-3 times a week is a sweet spot for most skin types. However, if you have sensitive or dry skin, consider once a week to avoid overdoing it. Those with oily or acne-prone skin might benefit from more frequent exfoliation every other day. Remember, it’s about balance and listening to your skin’s needs.
WHEN SHOULD YOU EXFOLIATE?
Wondering when to squeeze exfoliating into your ritual? It’s best to do it in the evening, as this gives your skin the overnight hours to rejuvenate and renew after exfoliation. Plus, you’ll wake up to a more radiant glow (Hello, beauty sleep!)
MOISTURIZER: PRE- OR POST-EXFOLIATION?
Before we dive into the nitty-gritty of exfoliating, let’s talk moisturizers. For the best results, moisturize after exfoliating. Exfoliation may temporarily dry your skin, so applying a nourishing moisturizer afterward helps seal the deal. Your skin will drink it up, giving you a heavenly glow.
EXFOLIATING MISTAKE #1: OVERDOING IT WITH ROUGH EXFOLIATORS
Using exfoliators that feel like sandpaper on your face is a big no-no. Being too aggressive can lead to your skin appearing red. Opt for exfoliants with gentle, rounded particles like Be Luminous, designed specifically for your face. It’ll help whisk away dull skin without irritating your skin.
EXFOLIATING MISTAKE #2: IGNORING YOUR BODY’S EXFOLIATION NEEDS
Your body craves exfoliation just as much as your face! Dry brushing is the MVP here. Grab a soft-bristled brush and gently massage your skin in circular motions before hopping into the shower to help unclog pores.
EXFOLIATING MISTAKE #3: EXFOLIATING SUNBURNT SKIN
Need another reason to wear sunscreen daily? If you’re tempted to scrub away at peeling sunburns, resist the urge. Exfoliating sunburnt skin can make matters worse. Allow your skin time to recover before reintroducing exfoliation. When you’re all recovered, start with a light touch and gradually increase the frequency.
CHOOSING THE BEST EXFOLIATOR FOR YOUR SKIN
When it comes to exfoliants, not all are created equal. Different skin types have different needs, so choose wisely!
1. Facial Perfection: For your precious face, opt for a gentle exfoliant designed specifically for facial use, like our Be Luminous exfoliating powder. With skin-nourishing ingredients like Hojicha powder, lactic acid, mung beans, and oats, the lightweight exfoliant can reveal your inner glow.
2. The Dry Brushing Delight: Dry brushing is your full-body BFF. It helps revitalize your skin for that radiant glow. Be sure to brush towards your heart — a real skincare win!
3. A Spa-Like Retreat: Unwind with Keys Soulcare’s Mind-Clearing Body Polish. Treat yourself to this aromatic delight while exfoliating, and let the calming scent clear your mind and soothe your soul.
Exfoliating is the secret to unlocking your skin’s true radiance. Remember to moisturize post-exfoliation, choose the best exfoliator for your skin, and exfoliate 2-3 times a week (adjust as needed). Let your skin indulge in a bit of pampering, and it’ll thank you with a healthy, glowing aura. So go forth, exfoliate, and conquer — because you deserve to shine at full wattage.
Have you experienced the transformative power of exfoliating? Let us know how it has impacted your skin’s radiance and overall confidence in the comments!