HOW TO EXFOLIATE YOUR FACE
When we age our cells turnover slows down and the cells that are dead can make your skin look dull. Exfoliating your skin is a great way to make your skin soft and smooth. When you exfoliate your skin, you remove your old dead skin cells on the outer skin surface. You should exfoliate a couple times a week to keep your skin glowing. Also, remember nothing you put on your face will work that good unless your skin is exfoliated and clean.
Move your hair away from your face by tying it up or using a headband so that it’s not in your way.
Steam your face with hot water or use a wet washcloth that is saturated in hot water and put it on your face for one to two minutes to open your pores.
When your done opening your pores, wash your face with your cleanser so that your face is nice and clean when you exfoliate.
You don’t have to do this if you used the exfoliator before but if you never used it before, do a patch test to make sure you’re not allergic to it.
Apply the exfoliator that you’re going to use by rubbing it in circular motions over your whole face to get rid of your old skin. If you’re applying the exfoliator with a brush or sponge do light strokes for at least 30 seconds.
Rinse off with lukewarm water then splash cold water to close your pores.
Dry your face with a soft towel and don’t rub your skin instead pat your face dry.
After exfoliating apply a moisturizer and sunscreen to lock in the moisture and protect your skin from the UV rays.
TIPS ON EXFOLIATING YOUR FACE
- Waxing also counts as exfoliating
- Exfoliate in the morning since your skin renews overnight
- Don’t scrub too hard so you don’t hurt your skin
- Use an electric face brush to wash skin
- Make sure there is no makeup on your skin before you exfoliate your face because if you don’t, you won’t get a deep clean
- Never use hot water to wash off your exfoliator
- Don’t exfoliate if your skin is sunburned, has wounds, or an open cut.
DIY EXFOLIATORS FOR 5 DIFFERENT SKIN TYPES
OILY SKIN TYPE
To make a green tea exfoliator you will need 2 green tea bags, a cup of hot water, a couple drops of lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons of sugar. Put the green tea into hot water and leave it in until it cools down. Next, you need to remove the tea bags once it cools down. Then take about 2 tablespoons of decoction and add the lemon juice and sugar. You can add some more green tea if you need some. Apply to face using your fingers or brush and scrub for about 4 minutes. Then rinse off with water. You should use this twice a week.
DRY SKIN TYPE
For a coffee ground exfoliator, you will need 1 tablespoon of coffee beans and water. Ground up the coffee beans then add the water and mix it well. Apply this exfoliate to your face and scrub it in circular motions for about 6 minutes. Then rinse off and pat your face dry.
COMBINATION SKIN TYPE
When making an oatmeal and honey exfoliator you will need 15 drops of tea tree and lavender essential oil, 1 teaspoon of nutmeg, 2 tablespoons of honey, and ½ a cup of uncooked oats. Use a blender to blend the oatmeal but don’t make it to powdery. Then put the oatmeal in a bowl, then add all the other ingredients and stir until it’s combined. Then gently rub it on your face then leave it on for at least 5 minutes then wash off with warm water.
NORMAL SKIN TYPE
To make a sugar and lemon exfoliator you will need 1 tablespoon of olive oil and organic honey, and ½ of a fresh lemon and granulated sugar. Put the lemon juice and olive oil in a bowl and mix them together. Then add in the honey and mix until it’s a medium to thick consistency. Lastly add in the sugar and keep adding until you feel it’s enough. Scrub it on your face then leave it on for about 7 minutes then rinse off with water.
SENSITIVE SKIN TYPE
To make a pumpkin spice sugar exfoliator you will need 1 cup of sugar, 2 tablespoons of raw honey, 8 drops of cinnamon, ginger oil, and nutmeg, and ¼ cup of olive oil. Combine all of the ingredients then store it in a jar or glass container. Rub the exfoliator on your skin for 6 minutes then wash off.