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Types of Exfoliants
There are a few ways you can exfoliate away dead cells:
- Mechanical exfoliants sand off dead skin cells. Some products use harsh abrasive substances, while others gently loosen old skin cells. A gentle facial scrub is your best choice from this type of exfoliant.
- Chemical skin exfoliants use acids to dissolve dead cells. Alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) is one of these types of chemicals. It can be derived from fruits or milk.
- Beta hydroxy acids (BHA) are also known as salicylic acid and are often recommended for aging or acne skin. This type can be very irritating, specially to sensitive skin types.
In concentrated forms, the AHA and BHA chemicals can be harsh and irritating to sensitive skin.
How Often to Use Exfoliants
How often to use an exfoliating scrub depends on your skin type. If you have acne prone skin, you can use a gentle exfoliating scrub up to four times a week. Dry skin should only exfoliate once or twice a week, or even once a month.
How to Use an Exfoliating Scrub
If you need to exfoliate frequently due to your skin type, you could leave the scrub in your shower. Using an upward, circular motions, gently massage the scrub into your skin. Don't over-scrub, but let the exfoliating particles do their job.
You don't need to wash or cleanse before using a scrub. Wash off exfoliant with warm water, then pat your face dry with a soft towel. It's essential to hydrate your face with a moisturizer for sensitive skin.
No matter what your skin condition, a gentle exfoliating scrub can leave your skin soft and youthful. You can also complete your home spa routine with a facial mask with kaolin clay and dead sea mud to add vital nutrients to your skin.