by Craftbits (Shellie Wilson)
Learn the basics of exfoliation in this project.
What you need
With exfoliation, layers of dull dead skin are gently removed lifting out toxins and unblocking pores.
Exfoliating should be a gentle process, the harder you rub the more long term damage you are doing including ageing your skin prematurely.
Your lifestyle and skin type will determine how often you need to exfoliate.
Oily skin may need exfoliating 3-5 times a week, whereas someone who works in a dusty oily environment such as a kitchen or workshop may need to exfoliate daily.
Apply your exfoliate to a damp face using your fingers and focus on the areas you know become clogged with dirt and grime like around your nose, forehead and chin.
Types of Exfoliants:
AHAs occur naturally in fruits such as lemons, apples and tomatoes, they also help dissolve dead skin cells, clearing the pores and revealing a glowing complexion.
Enzymatic peels contain enzymes that help dissolve the dead skin cells, papaya, pineapple both contain these types of enzymes.
Granular scrubs lift dead skin cells from the surface of the skin when rubbed. The granules can be made from ground, nuts, seeds, grains and pulses. This type of exfoliate is great for oily blocked pores.
Muslin wash cloths – the gentle rubbing action of a muslin cheese cloth exfoliates the skin while also removing the cleanser.
Washing bags – put some oatmeal or other granular scrub into a piece of muslin and tie it up in the corners. Then soak in warm water and wash your face with it. Great for sensitive skin.
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