How is a body exfoliation done? It often sounds like a complex and occasional practice. Next, we will explain in detail what it consists of, how many times it is recommended to do it, and all its benefits. Generally, exfoliation consists of the elimination of dead cells and the consequent revitalization of the skin tissue, thanks to the elimination of the superficial states of the epidermis. It is an extremely important procedure for physical well-being as a whole. So it can (or rather should!) be done both on the skin areas of the face and on the rest of the body.
The many benefits of exfoliation
By removing dead cells, you inevitably also remove all residual makeup or accumulated dirt. Consequently, it not only has an aesthetic effect but also allows the elimination of germs and bacteria. If the skin is free of dead cells and dirt residues (makeup, powders derived from external atmospheric agents), the skin tissue is oxygenated and cell renewal is promoted. After exfoliation, the skin becomes fresher, cleaner, brighter, purified, regenerated, with a healthy appearance. When exfoliation is carried out, an increase in dermal circulation is promoted thanks to the massage performed and physiological epidermal turnover is stimulated. In addition, if the exfoliation is carried out periodically, other benefits can be obtained, such as the reduction of the appearance of pimples, blackheads and reduction of large pores. Apart from a healing effect that produces immediate tangible effects, exfoliation is also very useful to practice good prevention.
Exfoliation and wrinkles
In fact, it prevents not only the occlusion of the pores that could cause the appearance of blackheads or more infections of the skin. It even delays the appearance of wrinkles and reduces the risk of spots on the skin. For acne skin, exfoliation is an extremely important practice. For this reason, exfoliating the facial skin, especially for those who suffer from hormonal disorders or excessive seborrheic production, allows to eliminate excess oil and delay the appearance of that annoying shiny effect that often causes numerous problems in the application of makeup. There are different techniques, from chemical to natural scrubs, and each method is more or less appropriate according to different needs, skin types and different areas of the body. Certainly, the methods used for the face are not the same as those used for feet or inner thighs. One thing is for sure: each area is as important as the others. Let’s see how to exfoliate the skin according to everyone’s needs.
Exfoliating facial skin
The face is an extremely delicate and sensitive area, prone to redness and inflammation. Before exfoliating, an essential step is to ensure that the skin is perfectly clean. How do you make a spoliation of the face? It is essential to prepare the skin properly, using the steam exposure technique to dilate the occluded pores, allowing the product to penetrate more easily. Then apply a generous dose of specific exfoliant product to the face and lightly massage the tissues.
We choose a product with a smaller and thinner grain; we take special care in the area around the eyes to prevent the product from coming into contact with the cornea and causing inflammation. By circularly massaging all areas of the face, the skin peels off by removing dirt and dead cells. The massage should be light to avoid creating abrasions. Then we proceed with the rinse to remove the scrub and any residue. In mature skin, especially in women 40 years and older, exfoliation is an extremely recommended practice as it regenerates the skin and produces an anti-aging effect.
How is a body exfoliation? This technique allows the elimination of spots on the skin, blackheads and acne. Its effect is surprising and can significantly improve the appearance of even the most problematic skin, promoting cell renewal after treatment. Formulas that include substances such as glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid or salicylic acid promote rapid peeling of the epidermis. They also have antibacterial and soothing properties. Glycolic acid-based products are the exfoliants par excellence. By virtue of its many beneficial properties, this chemical element more than any other, in fact, is widely used in the cosmetic sector. In addition to exfoliating, more generally, the compound works on the superficial layer of the epidermis, compacting, unifying and increasing its elasticity. The more intense glycolic acid peel is particularly effective in treating a more mature and problematic skin face: it helps keep skin healthy, elastic and clean, improving freckles, age spots and even wrinkles.
For this method, compounds with a granular consistency are used that, by rubbing the skin, produce an exfoliating effect, destined to eliminate residues, impurities and regenerate the skin in an energetic but delicate way. Scrubs are particularly useful for those who suffer from dry skin, as they allow to remove the scales to which this type of skin is often subject.
How is a body exfoliation?
Exfoliation is a practice that can be done all year round. In winter, in fact, the cold causes severe dryness, so it is essential to use a body scrub to counteract the peeling effect caused by dry weather. Similarly, in summer it can be extremely effective in accelerating tanning and giving a more even complexion. The body scrub is particularly effective in fighting ingrown hair. However, it is better to avoid it in a period close to waxing: it is advisable that at least 3 days elapse between exfoliation and waxing! The skin must be absolutely clean and damp to soften. Applying the product on dry skin is a mistake, as rubbing it would cause excessive friction and consequent irritation of the epidermis. However, it should always be rinsed off, and it is advisable to apply moisturizing and soothing products afterwards.
After the exfoliation
Spoliation has a regenerating and exfoliating effect, as well as being extremely useful to stimulate circulation and therefore prevent cellulite blemishes. For a better exfoliating effect, it is best to combine them with essential oils, toning and draining creams. Then it is necessary to perform a massage with circular movements, from top to bottom, making sure that the absorption of any auxiliary product is carried out completely. After the massage, it is good to rinse, avoiding too hot water, with a damp sponge or a normal sponge glove, to remove residues from the skin. To complete the process, using a good moisturizer is great.
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