We have all heard exfoliation is good for you and one of the secrets to younger healthier looking skin. But when it comes to exfoliation there is definitely a good, better and best option.
Then there are things we should avoid altogether.
First let’s tackle the things you should completely avoid since those can have adverse effects on your skin.
Then we will talk about your good, better and best option for exfoliation.
Pretty soon you will be an skincare expert and have confidence in your routine.
Exfoliation Mistakes To Avoid
1. Exfoliating Too Much
Just like anything in this world, too much of a good things turns into a bad thing. Your skin will end up dry and damaged instead of healthy and vibrant looking.
The exact number of times you should exfoliate varies by skin type. But a good rule of thumb is to keep any exfoliation routine to 1 or 2 times a week.
2. Leaving Out the Moisturizing Step
After the initial exfoliation your skin can feel tight and clean so many times people are hesitant to apply anything to their skin.
Scrubbing and removing the dead skin is only half of exfoliation.
The other half is replacing the lost moisture. Your skin is very receptive to moisture right after exfoliation.
So take advantage of this time to feed your skin the nutrients it needs.
3. Exfoliating Only Your Face
Even though your face is an essential place to exfoliate it is not the only part of your body that needs dead skin cells removed.
Although the tools and techniques may vary according to which body part your are exfoliating each part can look younger and healthier with exfoliation.
So don’t forget the rest of you once you are done with your face.
Good, Better, Best Options
There are a wide variety of options out there when it comes to exfoliation. It can be difficult to know which option is going to give you the best results. When it comes right down to it there is definitely a good, better, and best option.
Good: Exfoliating With A Scrub
Whether homemade or over the counter, exfoliating scrubs are popular choices. They are a good option because it is better than not exfoliating at all.
They don’t rank higher in the list because so much is left up to chance.
For instance the quality of exfoliation you get will come down to the quality of scrub, how your skin reacts to the ingredients in the scrub, how hard or soft you applied pressure while scrubbing and so on.
Scrubs can help remove dead skin but you might not be getting as good of an exfoliation as you could.
Better: Using An Exfoliating Brush
These brushes will often give you a more even and deep scrub when you are exfoliating.
Their bristles are able to work your skin in ways your fingers can not and so they remove a lot more of then dead skin then a scrub will.
The downside though is that it can be hard to find the perfect brush for your skin.
There are dozens of options. Some of their motors are too harsh, their bristles can be too soft or too bristly, or than can be overly complicated to use. It can take a lot of time and money to find just the right brush for you.
Because the idea of these brushes are good and some people will find that perfect brush we ranked this option as better. Better then a simple scrub.
Best: Use A Personal Microdermabrasion Device
If you have never had a microdermabrasion treatment there is nothing like it.
The technology is based on scrubbing discs rather than bristles, and uses vacuum suction to stimulate blood flow and literally uncover younger skin.
This accounts for a more even, yet deep, scrub of your skin removing more dead skin cells without stripping as much moisture.
It is that and their ease of use that ranked this exfoliation option as the best option. Watch this video to see how simple it is to use.