Exfoliation : 5 basic
rules

Exfoliation is key to maintaining healthy, radiant skin. Here are five basic rules to get the most out of your favourite scrub.

Choose the
right product

Exfoliation is a key step in your beauty routine, no matter your skin type. However, you need to choose a product that’s adapted to your skin to avoid irritating it and prevent breakouts. Opt for:

  • a gel scrub if you have oily skin.
  • a cream scrub if you have dry skin.
  • a gentle, microbead-free scrub if you have sensitive skin.

Exfoliate at night

It’s a proven fact: your skin is at its most active overnight, when you’re asleep. That’s when it repairs itself and regenerates so it can remain an efficient barrier during the day. By adding a scrub to your nightly skincare routine, you’ll help your creams and serums penetrate into the epidermis and increase their efficiency.

Those with skin that tends to produce red spots can also benefit from a scrub in the evening to help soothe their skin when they sleep.

Apply the
product correctly

How do you exfoliate properly without irritating your skin? Apply a pea-sized dab of product on your clean, damp face and delicately massage the product into the skin with small circular movements that move outwards. Avoid the contour of your eyes. Because the formula contains exfoliating particles that are great at removing dead cells, you don’t need to press too hard or rub. Finally, gently rinse with lukewarm water.

Moisturize your skin
after exfoliating

Once exfoliated, the epidermis is oxygenated and more receptive to the creams and treatments you want to apply. Take the opportunity to pamper your skin with moisturizing agents and ingredients, whether by applying anti-aging, clarifying, purifying or other kinds of treatments.

Protect your skin
from the sun

A scrub will smooth and soften the skin as well as unclog pores. On the other hand, it can also make your skin more fragile and vulnerable to environmental factors (wind, sun, pollution…). You’ll need to protect yourself from UV rays by applying sunscreen (with SPF 30 or higher) every day.

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Exfoliation: the 5 basic rules

Exfoliation is key to maintaining healthy, radiant skin. Here are five basic rules to get the most out of your favourite scrub.
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