Looking to boost radiance and reveal smoother, softer skin? You can do this at home by adding an exfoliation step to your skincare regime. Have a look through your skincare cabinet to see if you have a skin scrub or peel to hand, chances are there is one in there, and then follow this guide:
Step 1: Cleanse
Cleansing helps to rid skin of make-up, dirt, pollution and impurities. It’s important to firstly cleanse your skin, using your preferred cleanser, to help create a clean canvas for the exfoliation step.
Step 2: Exfoliate
If you have a skin scrub:
Apply the scrub to your face and neck (avoid the eye area) and massage it in using circular motions, pay close attention to areas of congestion like your nose and then rinse off with lukewarm water. For delicate skins, it’s best to mix a small amount of your scrub with your cleansing milk or lotion before application.
If you have a skin peel:
Apply the peel to your face and neck (avoid the eye area) and leave on for the recommended time then remove with a warm, moistened towel.
Over-exfoliation can actually do more harm than good and leave the skin red and irritated. How frequently you should exfoliate depends on your skin type:
For normal/dry skins – once a week
For oily/ combination skins – every 2 weeks
For delicate/ sensitive skins – every 7-10 days
Step 3: Moisturise
Exfoliation not only helps to unclog pores, even out skin tone and create a more polished, smoother appearance but the removal of dead skin cells also allows your other skincare products such as moisturisers to penetrate deeper and work more effectively. So it’s always a good idea to apply your moisturiser after exfoliating.
Important information we thought you should know:
Whether you are using a skin scrub or peel we always recommend reading the product instructions before you use it as each product is different. These instructions usually come with the product, however, if you do not have them to hand try to look online for the product and read the ‘how to use’ section.
If you don’t have an exfoliator at home we would be more than happy to recommend you one and send it to you. Click here to browse our online shop.
-The Team at Moreton Place Beauty & Wellbeing x