Glowing Skin Routines: Exfoliate, Pat, Rub!

Establishing a routine is beneficial when it comes to skin care. Having a routine allows your skin to be comfortable and expectant of what products it will encounter each day. And while which products you use are important, how you apply the products, and manage your skin is equally, if not more, important.

Benefits of Exfoliating (not harshly) Your Skin

Exfoliating the skin is as mandatory as cleansing, moisturizing and nourishing. This skin care routine helps in removing all the stubborn dirt from deep within the pores of your skin.  Exfoliating the skin prevents so many skin-related issues. Dead cells can make your skin look dry, dull or even dirty. consistent exfoliation goes deep inside the pores and snatches all the dust and dirt particles. Exfoliation makes your skin glow from within.

Exfoliation can also help to reduce breakouts and acne. It unclogs the pores from excessive oil that gets trapped beneath the surface. Un-cleansed skin allows bacteria to fester, increasing the likelihood of a reaction.  What if you properly cleansed, and exfoliated? Could this resolve all your acne issues? Cleanse two time daily and exfoliate twice a week to see the results.

Rubbing vs Patting Your Skin

When pores get blocked and pimples follow, it's natural to want to remove the bad stuff underneath that is inflaming your skin. Some of the problems with rubbing your skin to get rid of blemishes can be:

  • The most noticeable blemishes are caused by the oxidation of your skin or the accumulation of blood under your skin and won't come out no matter how hard you rub
  • Rubbing skin can cause acne to break out.

Always treat your skin gently. If you notice little flakes of skin (especially after sunburn) or you have dry skin, moisturize to protect the living cells beneath, and then exfoliate with a very mild scrub for your skin type.

Rubbing skin loosens microscopic bits and pieces of dead skin but doesn't remove them.  After washing your face, be sure to use a soft towel to dry your skin. Pat dry, don’t rub. Rubbing with a rough towel can further irritate delicate skin, especially when it is wet.

Dead skin can linger on the surface of the skin where they block pores and cause acne. Even though the individual flakes of dead skin may not be visible, they can still cause an odd matte or texture to the skin, and this is something you want to avoid to maintain healthy, glowing skin.

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