So I know not many people know the importance of weekly exfoliation and the applying masks.
It is very very important that these 2 steps form part of your weekly skincare routine
Let’s start with exfoliation
Our skin cells are constantly renewing themselves. Old, dead ones fall off snd new ones begin to grow. Now please don’t picture this the same way a snake sheds it’s skin *gross*
But anyway, it’s the same process.
Now if we don’t exfoliate, those dead skin cells will just sit on the surface of our skin. Over some time you’ll notice your skin starts to feel more rough, look more dull and you might even begin experiencing breakouts or blackheads. And that’s because it’s getting trapped in your pores.
You need to polish away these dead skins cells, to reveal the newer ones.
Exfoliation aids in other treatments getting absorbed, penetrating the deeper skin cells, causing it to work better and faster.
It also stimulates blood flow to your face, causing a more radiant and youthful glow to the skin.
Now, you do get 2 types of exfoliants:
• and chemical
Physical meaning you are using something rough that’s physically going to scrub away those dead skin cells
And chemical meaning applying a cream/gel/toner that contains certain ingredients which basically break down and loosen the dead skin cells, making it easy to just wash them away
Chemical exfoliation is a better option for those with sensitive skin and those with a lot of acne, just to avoid scrubbing at the skin, passing around bacteria and opening up your pimples.
Look for ingredients like lactic acid, salicylic acid and glycolic acid.
Also, for physical exfoliation, you might prefer a finer grained scrub than a rougher 1
Now moving onto masks
Using a facial mask atleast 1 or 2 times a week is an essential part of your skincare routine.
It helps further clean skin from deeper than the uppermost layers of the skin
Your skin will than drink up the nutrients leaving it soft, smooth and glowing.
Of course you get different types of masks for different reasons.
For eg. Clay masks are great for acne prone and oily skin, the clay acts as a magnet pulling excess oil and dirt from the skin whilst providing it with nutrients. My favourite is the TLC Tub from Healthway.
You also get hydrating masks, soothing masks and even exfoliating masks (as explained above)
As mentioned, these 2 steps form an important role in your weekly skincare routine.
Don’t skip out on it if you want to achieve smooth, glowing skin.
**You get a lot of 3-in-1 cleanser, scrub and mask products on the market these days and I actually love the Garnier Pure 3 in 1.
Hope you enjoy reading this and find it helpful
Have a great day!
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