Anti-aging: why is it important to apply an exfoliant?

Presse Santé

A healthy skin care routine includes several steps, including a facial scrub. In addition to deeply removing impurities, a facial scrub can also leave you with glowing skin.

Even better, it’s so easy to add the scrub to your regular care without spending the slightest bit of time or effort. Use a facial scrub to prevent blemishes, clear clogged pores while improving the texture and feel of your skin.

Explore the benefits of exfoliation!

Think of the pleasant sensation that one feels on the skin after a peel. This is because exfoliation removes built-up impurities from dirt, excess oil, and bacteria that clog pores and make skin look dull. The stimulation of exfoliation also promotes blood circulation in your face. Which gives you a more radiant appearance.

Also, clogged pores can lead to different stages of acne that create a rougher texture. The sensation of small lumps of whiteheads or more painful areas like cysts gives an uneven surface. In these types of situations, chemical peels are particularly effective, as alpha hydroxy acids are used to dissolve impurities for a deep clean.

Difference Between Mechanical Peel and Chemical Peel:

We can distinguish two types of washing: mechanical washing and chemical washing. The first refers to the mechanism or the way in which the exfoliation is carried out. The simplest thing is to use a damp glove at home.

The chemical peel consists of products intended for the face that contain active chemical substances. A chemical peel may include lactic acid to chemically exfoliate the face and salicylic acid to correct the appearance of pores. Silica is another key ingredient. It is an exfoliant that helps remove the top layer of skin through its own natural “mechanism”. Both methods are beneficial, but chemical exfoliants are recommended for those with oily or acne-prone skin. Chemical peels help fight acne by working deep into the pores without being as abrasive on the skin.

Exfoliate respecting the nature of your skin.

The frequency of exfoliation needed depends on your skin type. Some need more than others to keep it in good condition. Oily skin, for example, needs a peel every other day to prevent dirt from settling in the pores. Dry skin usually needs exfoliation once or twice a week. As for combination skin, you need an exfoliation regimen that falls somewhere in between.

While this is a general regimen to follow, how often you exfoliate your face also depends on the current condition of your skin and the environmental factors that affect it. Skin condition changes for many reasons: temperature, air quality, hormones, and age, to name a few. There may be days or weeks when your skin is oilier than normal, which may temporarily require more exfoliation. Additionally, hotter climates or dry air conditions can also alter the appearance of your skin.

Prepare your own homemade scrub.

  1. Coffee scrub:

The caffeine present in coffee promotes blood circulation and adds shine to your skin. The antioxidants in coffee protect your skin from UV damage and prevent moisture loss.

Take a tablespoon of coffee and ½ cup of yogurt. Mix them well in a blender and reserve the mixture for about 5 minutes. Once it thickens, add a teaspoon of honey to this mixture and stir well.

Rub your face with this mixture in circular motions for about 10 minutes. Clean with cold water.

  1. Oatmeal scrub:

Oatmeal is very effective in gently exfoliating the skin. In addition, it removes excess sebum from the pores and keeps the skin clean.

Mix two tablespoons of whole milk and olive oil respectively. Add 2 tablespoons of oatmeal and wait for the oatmeal to soften. Pour a teaspoon of rose water and stir well.

Apply this mixture on your face and perform a light massage for 2 minutes. Then rinse with cold water.

  1. Brown sugar scrub:

Brown sugar is an effective ingredient for exfoliating the face. Its antibacterial properties and glycolic acid keep your skin healthy and glowing.

Take 2 tablespoons of honey and brown sugar in a bowl. Mix well until you get a fluffy paste. Gently massage your face with this mixture and leave it on for 15 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water. Massage your skin while you do this.

* Presse Santé strives to transmit health knowledge in a language accessible to all. In NO CASE, the information provided can not replace the advice of a health professional.

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