Benefits of Exfoliation
Exfoliation is the process by which dead skin cells are removed from the surface. The result is that younger skin layers lying below the dead skin are brought to the surface. This undoubtedly gives a brighter look. Secondly, it also increases supply of blood and nutrients to the facial skin. Exfoliation reduces fine lines that ultimately result in wrinkles.
The first step of exfoliating skin at home is to clean the face. Take some cleanser on your fingertips and rub it all over your face and neck. Use a cleanser that best suits your skin type. Wash the cleanser off with cold water or lukewarm water. Avoid water that is too hot or too cold.
Although this step is not compulsory, using steam cleans the pores and ensures better cleaning of the skin. Some herbs can also be added to the water for greater benefits. Once the steaming is done, rinse the face with warm water and then pat it dry.
- Do not overdo face exfoliation at home. Once or at the most twice a week is enough to have a naturally healthy skin.
- Be gentle while rubbing the exfoliator, specially if the exfoliating substance has coarse granules.
- Do not exfoliate if there is acne on the skin. Wait for it to clear out.
- Do not exfoliate the skin if there are cuts, rashes or sunburns on it.