Exfoliating your skin is an important exercise that we all have to take note of. It is a key step in your skincare routine. It helps to strip away the dead cell build-up every now and then so your glowing, youthful complexion can shine through. Before you start scrubbing your skin with an exfoliator, allow your complexion to rest and read more about the common exfoliating mistakes that people tend to make!
Exfoliating Too Harshly
Whether you are exfoliating using your hand or using a rotating brush, you might be applying too much pressure. Pressing harder will not give you a deeper exfoliation and can lead to damage to your skin. If you are too rough with a tool or scrub, you might scour the top layers of your skin and cause the blood vessels underneath to break. Apply the scrubs using a gentler touch using mild pressure with your fingertips instead. If you want a deeper exfoliation, massage gently for a longer time, not harder. Consider more intensive treatments such as microdermabrasion with a professional.
If you are experiencing a breakout, you can use a chemical exfoliator because a scrub can spread bacteria and worsen the breakout. If you can’t resist scrubbing hard, use an acidic or enzymatic exfoliator instead. It removes the dead skin without the need to physically scrub it.
Not Exfoliating Enough
Environmental damage and age may slow down the skin’s ability to get rid of dead skin cells. The dead cells accumulate all the time. Exfoliation helps to get rid of them and other build-ups that clog the pores. For most skin types, daily exfoliation is not necessary. Generally, exfoliating two to three times a week is good enough for all skin types. Although, it is not harmful to use Cure Aqua Gel every day, it will not react to skin when there is no dead skin.
Don’t be afraid to switch up your products too. Listen to your skin to know if you are exfoliating just enough.
Using Harsh Exfoliators
Scrubs are one of the misused skincare products. There are other gentle products we can use to enjoy the benefits on top of exfoliation. Rotating brushes are controversial among skincare professionals and dermatologists. The key to using a rotating brush is to let it do the work. Don’t add a scrub into the mix or you will cause irritation that can lead to worse results. Another tip is to remove your makeup before scrubbing so you don’t over-exfoliate.
Find The Skin Care Products You Need at Cure
At Cure, we believe in simplicity. Our water-based skincare products contain minimal but powerful ingredients. We make sure that we only use gentle formulations that are suitable for all skin types. Our iconic aqua gel exfoliator makes use of thoughtful ingredients. It contains high-quality ingredients with soothing and antioxidant properties. Take a look at our collection today! Feel free to contact us for more information.