The Ultimate Guide to Exfoliating at Home

The Ultimate Guide to Exfoliating at Home

Close up shot of attractive woman keeps hands under chin, exfoliates skin with coffee scrub

Who doesn’t love the feeling of soft, radiant skin? Exfoliating helps you shed dead skin easily to reveal a newer, youthful complexion underneath! We are sharing our top exfoliating tips to help achieve a healthy natural glow, below we have created a guide to an at-home exfoliating techniques that our Blass Babes can try as a part of your skincare routine.  

Benefits of exfoliating regularly

Struggling with dry, cracked skin is uncomfortable and can make it hard to maintain a healthy complexion and feel confident. Regularly exfoliating offers amazing benefits for those with acne-prone skin or clogged pores. 

Have you ever noticed that your foundation does not blend as easily or your skin is not absorbing the moisturizer, still leaving you dry? Although our skin naturally exfoliates itself, sometimes dead skin is left behind during normal cell turnover. This can cause the skin to appear older and duller, but you can revive your skin’s texture with the right products and tools. 

When our skin doesn’t properly shed on its own, this can cause the flaking and peeling you notice when you apply makeup or other cosmetic products. Getting rid of that dead skin can better enable your skin’s outermost layer to absorb and lock in moisture. Our cleansing brush is one of our newest beauty tools that you can use to help with exfoliating, with 3 adjustable speeds to move across your skin to remove dead skin it is perfect for exfoliating. It easily removes any leftover makeup and free radicals revealing a fresh layer of skin.  

Know your skin type

Over-exfoliating can lead to further dryness, redness, and irritation—and you don’t want to invite even more skin damage. Your exfoliation routine will depend on how your skin feels, oil production, and level of sensitivity. If you’re feeling unsure, always consult a board-certified dermatologist.  

  • Dry skin should be exfoliated 1-2 times per week 
  • Oily and combination skin should be exfoliated 2-3 times per week 
  • Sensitive skin types should opt for less harsh exfoliants to avoid irritation and micro-tears in the skin. 

Choosing between chemical and physical exfoliants

There are two main types of exfoliants: chemical and physical. A gentler option suited for sensitive skin types, chemical exfoliants are used to break the bonds between skin cells. After applying the product in a gentle circular motion, the dead skin can be easily rinsed away. 

Physical exfoliants are a common way to remove dead facial skin at home and include scrubs, washcloths, and our cleansing brush. Products that are meant to exfoliate the face typically contain small particles or beads to provide a textured surface that helps to get rid of flaky or peeling skin. 

Exfoliating your face vs. your body

No matter where you choose to exfoliate, starting with warm water is a must! A hot, steamy shower or bath opens up the pores and makes it easy to slough off dead skin cells.  Your knees, elbows, and heels can withstand rougher exfoliation because of the thicker skin in these areas. Daily care is your best friend! Beautiful soft, supple skin can be achieved with just a minute or two of scrubbing before you shower. 

Follow up with a moisturizer

Finally, you should always complete an exfoliating session with a hydrating moisturizer to soothe your skin and nourish those fresh skin cells. Our Blass Balm is perfect for locking in the moisture while hydrating your skin to replenish the skin after exfoliating. Also, our Coconut and Rose body butter is the perfect way to give your skin a deep-conditioning moisture boost for your body. No matter where you exfoliate always make sure to restore the moisture back-in and to stay consistent with exfoliating to see the desired results with your skin!

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