The Importance of Exfoliating

skincareWhen it comes to taking care of your skin, there are a few things that everyone must do including washing your face with a gentle face wash, wearing sunscreen, and exfoliating your skin 1-3 times per week. However, if you don’t know either how to exfoliate or if you don’t know the importance of exfoliating, then you might be doing it all wrong. Read on to learn more.

How to Exfoliate
There are several different products that you can use to exfoliate your face: face scrubs, face masks, and brushes. However, if you aren’t using these items correctly, then you may be causing your skin more harm than good. When using a face scrub, for example, make sure to focus on the areas of your face that either tend to get more dry or attract oil like your T-zone. Your T-zone covers your chin, nose, and forehead (the part of your face that makes a capital “t”).  When exfoliating, use warm water to help open up your pores and clear out any excess oil or dirt that may be hiding in them.

Just remember that although it might sound enticing to exfoliate your skin every day, this can actually dry up your skin which will cause it to go into overdrive and produce more oil, which will then cause you to breakout further.

Why Exfoliate
Exfoliating your skin doesn’t just feel good but it also can help to ensure that the oil on your skin stays regulated. For instance, if you suffer from acne then your skin is producing a large amount of oil. However, when you exfoliate, you are breaking down that oil and clearing up your pores. Additionally, if you suffer from extremely dry skin, using an exfoliant will help you to get rid of any dead or dry skin that you are experiencing.

When it comes to taking care of your skin, it’s important to ensure that you are properly exfoliating. If you would like to learn about additional ways to take care of your skin, contact the experts at Sterling Aesthetics today!

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