Hi Klevies! Exfoliation is well-known for its benefits. For your information, exfoliation works by removing dead skin cells from the surface so that the skin texture will become smoother and softer. Keep reading this article to find out how to exfoliate for beginners!
There are a few types of exfoliation and the most popular type is chemical exfoliation. Chemical exfoliation makes better use of the content of enzymes and acids such as alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) to loosen dead skin cells so it is safer for sensitive skin.
Not only removes dead skin cells, but exfoliation can also help to unclog pores, prevent acne, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, brighten dull skin, and speed up the skin regeneration process. By exfoliating, the skin is able to absorb better other skincare products.
What beginners need to know before exfoliating
Before you try exfoliating, you should first identify the type of exfoliation that suits your skin type and condition, Klevies, that way you can determine the right method and product. If you have normal skin, either physical exfoliation or chemical exfoliation will do you good. Meanwhile, if you have dry, oily, or sensitive skin, chemical exfoliation is considered more suitable and less likely to irritate the skin compared to physical exfoliation.
Basically, exfoliation can be done every day if the skin is used to it, but different skin types and conditions require different handling. Normally, exfoliation is done 2-3 times a week. If you have oily skin, the frequency of exfoliation can be gradually increased to 3-4 times. If your skin is dry and sensitive, it is better to exfoliate 1-2 times a week. While it can be done any time of the day, one study found the best time to exfoliate is in the morning because it naturally releases dead skin cells to the outermost surface.
The process of exfoliating can make the skin drier. Therefore, use a calming moisturizer to help the skin retain moisture and soothe the skin. Don't forget to use sunscreen with SPF 30 or more after moisturizing to provide more protection for the skin after.
For beginners, it is highly recommended to start exfoliating with products with gentle ingredients so that the skin can adapt first. KLEVERU Centella and Spirulina Green Mask and Rose and Sea Buckthorn Pink Mask can be the right choice for you who want to start exfoliating with gentle and non-irritating ingredients. Click the link above for more information!
After knowing more about exfoliation, now you can get the clean and healthy skin you dream of. So Klevies, do you think you’re ready to try to exfoliate your skin?