Exfoliation should be a part of your skincare regimen if you want your skin to look young and radiant. By sloughing off the dead skin cells on your face, you let new skin surface and you can literally feel the difference! I know there are a lot of exfoliating products out there – facial scrubs, mostly. But there are some ladies out there who have sensitive skin and they really feel irritated after using scrubs. If you are one of those, you ought to try some of these alternative non-scrub exfoliating treatments for your face:
- Natural bristle brush – You can use a makeup brush as a very mild exfoliating tool for your face. Choose something which has natural bristles and one whose length will still give you a bit of resistance when you use it on your face.
- Wet towel method – Once in a while, you can use a wet towel and your cleanser to have an exfoliating treatment right at home. Place a pea-sized amount of your cleanser onto a thoroughly wet towel, and use the towel to lather up your cleanser. Proceed exfoliating your face with the towel using gentle, circular motions.
- Exfoliation with fruits – Fruits have their own acid content and you can use them as natural exfoliants. Some of the fruits you can use include blueberries, kiwis, pineapples, oranges, lemons, and strawberries. Mash the fruits and use the pasty pulp on your face. Leave it on for a few minutes and rinse with cold water. Remember that when using citrus fruits, rinse it thoroughly afterwards and make sure you don’t leave it on your skin for too long.
- Over the counter facial peels – These products can be easily used at home but be very careful when applying it onto your face. Usually, you will need a cotton ball to spread the product all over your face. The effects may be seen two or more days after initial and continued use. You may also use facial peeling masks to take away the dead layer of skin. Make sure to follow the instructions very well whenever you use chemical treatments on your face.
Keep in mind that you shouldn’t exfoliate more than twice a week, and once a week may suffice if you have particularly sensitive skin.
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