Thursday, December 16, 2010

Exfoliating Tips

Exfoliating is vital to healthy and fresh looking skin. It gets the blood moving in your face and prepares it for toning. However, exfoliating is not a required step in the cleansing process but it contributes a great deal to the success of your facial treatments. The following tips should be followed in exfoliation process for a better result;

  • Never rub soap, lotions, oils or any other exfoliating mixture into your face. The facial skin is very thin and sensitive. Rubbing pushes the skin upwards, downwards and side to side, thereby loosening it and it causes wrinkles. Dabbing is a safer and more effective way to apply or rinse exfoliating mixtures.
  • Never use hot water on your face. Hot water can burn the skin and dry it out very quickly. Using warm water or cool water to rinse your face will leave your skin feeling fresh and will clear any clogged pores.
  • Exfoliating is most effective in the evening when the skin has had a chance to adapt to the atmosphere. In the morning, the skin can be stiff. Exfoliating will also be rewarding after a long day of work.

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