Did you know that one of the most important parts, if not the most important part, of a skin care routine is exfoliation? You read that right! Other skin care products won't be effective on your skin if you have dead skin build-up that blocks them. So if you want to achieve a clear, glowing skin, you should know how to exfoliate properly!
1. Exfoliate only once or twice a week
Exfoliating your skin regularly is a good practice as you are helping your skin remove the dead skin cell build-up and reveal the fresh skin underneath. It's important to make sure that you do not over exfoliate your skin as this will result in skin irritation and redness. While redness is normal when exfoliating, if it remains red hours after or the next day, this is a sign that you are over exfoliating. Remember that your skin needs time to rest in between each deep exfoliation session.
2. Prepare your skin properly
Take a warm shower or bath for at least five minutes before exfoliating to loosen the dead skin and dirt on the surface of your body. This helps the exfoliating glove to work better and give you a deeper exfoliation for a smoother, glowing skin!
3. Don't use any product prior to exfoliating
Avoid shaving, using body wash, or scrubs before exfoliating with the CheekyGlo Exfoliating Glove. This allows your skin to stay grippy so that when the glove moves along your skin, it can grab onto all the dirt and dead skin!
Also, shaving before exfoliating won't be effective as the razor will be overloaded with dead skin cells. It is then a good practice to exfoliate before shaving not only to have a closer shave, but also to prevent ingrown hairs.
4. Use long, firm strokes
Instead of using your fingers when scrubbing with the exfoliating glove, use the palm of your hand to make long, firm strokes. Through this technique, the glove catches on to more of your dead skin, which creates that amazing peeling effect. Just note that visible peeling depends on the skin type, but your skin will be exfoliated regardless if visible peeling occurs.
5. Always moisturise after exfoliating
When you exfoliate, the oil in the skin is washed away, so we want to apply a good body lotion or oil to keep the skin hydrated and smooth. It also helps keep the skin from external triggers like aircon, pollution, and much more!
Now that you already know the five tips on how to exfoliate properly, it is your time to give your skin a good scrub! Use the CheekyGlo Exfoliating Glove for instant results! Our glove is made of plant-based viscose fabric that is safe for the skin and is perfect for deep exfoliation. This eco-friendly exfoliating tool is not only good for your skin, but also for the environment! Our glove is reusable for up to 12 weeks-helping reduce single use waste!
After exfoliating, it is now the perfect time to apply your skin care products as there are no dead skin cells, dirt, or oil that are preventing them from penetrating the skin. Try these tips and achieve a glowing skin!