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How to Exfoliate Your Face Correctly and Unlock Glowing Skin

Exfoliation is an important step in maintaining skin health, no matter your skin type. Not only can a quality exfoliating product help to unclog pores and support oil control, but it can also promote cell regeneration to leave you with a radiant, refreshed appearance. Additionally, good skin is the first step in achieving perfect makeup, creating a smooth base which allows products to melt into the skin seamlessly. Whether your goal is glowing skin or creating a flawless base for makeup, read on to discover everything you need to know about how to exfoliate your face.

The benefits of face exfoliation

There are many considerations when it comes to face exfoliation: frequency, method, and even how long to leave exfoliator on your face. The ideal approach to these elements varies between skin types, but before we examine them you might be wondering why exfoliation is necessary. A consistent face exfoliation routine can help to:

  • Support a brightened complexion and even skin tone.
  • Clear away dead skin and encourage new skin cell turnover.
  • Target breakouts and smooth skin texture.
  • Create a flawless base for makeup application.

How to choose the best face exfoliant for your skin type

To get the most out of your exfoliant, it’s helpful to adopt a regular exfoliation schedule using a product that’s suitable for your skin type. Face exfoliants are divided into two broad categories, physical and chemical. Both kinds aim to improve skin quality by encouraging skin cell turnover.

  • Chemical exfoliants aim to unclog pores through dissolving dead skin cells and impurities.

  • Physical exfoliants are made with gently abrasive materials that gently scrub the skin to clear away dead skin cells.

  • Exfoliation intends to cleanse and purify the pores, so it can have a drying effect. To counter this, the best face exfoliants should have a nourishing formula, like the Crema Nera Reviving Volcanic Black Gel Mask. This sensorial mask aims to dissolve skin-dulling and skin-aging pollutants to leave your skin smoother, firmer, and more radiant. Infused with powerful resurrection plant extract that can revive healthy looking skin, this mask can complement the skin’s natural healing processes.

    How often should you exfoliate your face?

    The ideal exfoliation schedule is different for everyone. When learning the best exfoliation schedule for your skin type and concerns, we recommend starting slowly and increasing frequency over time. If you’re not sure how to know if you’re over exfoliating, some indicative signs include redness, tender skin or tight sensations and flaking. You can avoid over exfoliation by understanding the impact of skin type on how often to exfoliate.

  • In terms of how often to exfoliate sensitive skin or dry skin, try using a gentle exfoliant once a week.
  • Those with oily or acne-prone skin can opt for an exfoliating mask twice per week, or even more frequently.
  • Pamper combination skin with an exfoliating mask as necessary.

  • Now you know what kind of exfoliator to use and with what frequency, learn how to exfoliate your face to achieve glowing skin.

    How to exfoliate face for every skin type

    There’s a common misconception that dry or sensitive skin types don’t need exfoliation. In truth, every skin type can benefit from a good exfoliation routine. While those with oily skin require exfoliation to purify the pores, dry or sensitive skin can benefit from the skin cell turnover that exfoliation encourages. In terms of how to exfoliate your face, we suggest using a high-quality product and keeping your routine simple.

  • Step 1: Clean your skin with a gentle cleanser like the Crema Nera Supreme Foam-In-Cream Cleansing Moisturiser.

  • Step 2: Use a brush or fingertips to apply the Crema Nera Reviving Volcanic Black Gel Mask onto clean, dry skin.

  • Step 3: Allow the mask to settle for 10 minutes before massaging the mixture into your skin to activate the oil blend, then rinse with warm water

  • Post exfoliation, it’s important to develop an aftercare practice to rebalance moisture and nourish the skin. Read on for our favourite hydrating skincare products to care for your skin after exfoliating.

    How to care for skin after exfoliation

    Even the best face exfoliants can be drying, so it’s always necessary to take steps to rehydrate and moisturise your skin post exfoliation. If your goal is glowing skin, incorporate nourishing products into your exfoliation skincare regime, such as:

    1. A face oil that aims to help protect skin and enhance moisture, like the Crema Nera Supreme Recovery Oil, with a velvety formula that encourages firmness.

    2. Finish with a hydrating and illuminating moisturiser such as the Crema Nera Supreme Reviving Cream, which can help refine skin texture.

    Exfoliation is just one step on your journey to perfect skin, so if you’re looking for more ways to improve your complexion, learn how to layer your skincare.



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