Exfoliating 101: The Right Way To Exfoliate Your Skin
The CTM routine does play an important role in maintaining healthy skin. But it is not enough. Regular exfoliation is as crucial as the CTM ritual in your skincare regimen when it comes down to solving your skin concerns.
And the benefits of regular exfoliation are quite endless too. Yet most women either tend to skip it or are going about it the wrong way. So here is everything you need to know about exfoliating your skin the right way.
Why Do You Need To Exfoliate Regularly?
Your body is constantly pushing out dead skin cells to the surface and replacing them with new skin cells underneath. This way, your skin gets completely renewed every 4-5 weeks.
But often, your skin doesn’t shed dead skin cells as expected. These cells remain stuck to the surface leading to a buildup in pores. And as you age, the renewal process starts slowing down too leading to uneven skin texture.
So exfoliating your skin on a regular basis is essential to get rid of these dead skin cells that could otherwise clog your pores leaving you with congested skin. When you exfoliate, your skin appears brighter, smoother and even-toned.
Here are the key benefits of exfoliating your skin on a regular basis.
⦁ Prevents clogged pores
⦁ Helps reduce acne and blackheads
⦁ Fades dark spots and scars
⦁ Smoothens skin surface
⦁ Eliminates dullness
⦁ Reduces suntan
⦁ Improves penetration of skincare products
⦁ Boosts blood circulation
⦁ Evens out skin tone
⦁ Helps fight skin infections
How To Pick The Right Exfoliator For Your Skin Type
There are two types of exfoliators you can use to remove dead skin cells from your skin
⦁ Physical exfoliants that scrub away dead skin from the surface.
⦁ AHA/BHAs that help loosen the bond that holds dead skin together.
The best exfoliator for your skin type is the one that buffs away dead skin cells gently and contains no harsh chemicals. A lot of physical scrubs tend to have gritty particles that damage sensitive facial skin.
So when choosing a scrub, pick one that is made with gentle exfoliants. Our Pomegranate, Hibiscus and Rose Exfoliant is powder-based exfoliator made with gentle yet highly effective natural exfoliants that works for all skin types.
It contains hibiscus powder (a natural source of AHAs) along with other botanical powders and ayurvedic herbs that will encourage cell renewal and treat hyperpigmentation to give a smooth, clear complexion.
How To Use Our Exfoliator
Remember, you need to exfoliate your skin 1-2 times a week for best results. Start with cleansed skin and dampen it slightly. Scoop out some of the scrub with a dry spatula/spoon and add a few drops of water to make a paste.
Now gently massage the scrub onto the skin in circular motions and leave it on for a minute to let the botanicals work their magic on your skin. Rinse with lukewarm water, pat dry and follow up with your favorite moisturizer.
Don’t Forget Your Body
Exfoliation is not just meant for your facial skin. Dedicating just 5 minutes every week to exfoliate your body will give your smooth, hydrated and even-toned skin. Try our Coffee and Chai Spice Body scrubs that will rejuvenate, nourish and revive your skin(and get rid of cellulite too!).
Our Ubtan is another excellent choice for exfoliating your face and body naturally. It is a traditional Ayurvedic recipe used since ancient times to cleanse and exfoliate the skin. Use it every morning to get brighter and smoother skin.
Things to Keep in Mind While Exfoliating
⦁ Avoid using scrubs with large, gritty granules on your face.
⦁ Do not use excessive pressure while scrubbing your skin. Being gentle is the key to proper exfoliating.
⦁ Never use exfoliants on active pimples.
⦁ Use natural exfoliants to avoid skin irritations and be kind to the planet.
⦁ Stay consistent with your exfoliation routine to keep your skin healthy and glowing everyday.
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