Exfoliating your skin a couple of times a week can help your skin to look and feel smoother, more radiant and can help your skin products to better penetrate. If you have oily skin, you may need to exfoliate more often, as excess sebum can prevent the efficient shedding of dead skin cells. Make sure when you choose a new exfoliator that it is designed to be used on your skin type and that you follow the advice on frequency of use.
Exfoliators can work in a number of different ways; some use physical exfoliants to buff away the dead skin cells, while others use chemical exfoliants like Salicylic Acid to resurface and smooth the skin’s surface. Some exfoliators use a combination of physical and chemical exfoliants to achieve more radiant skin.
You don’t necessarily need to buy an exfoliator in order to buff your skin, however; the Dermalogica Exfoliating Face Brush is an ultra-soft hygienic brush you can use with your own cleanser to brighten your complexion and slough away accumulated dull cells. You simply need to apply your cleanser to your skin and then gently massage the skin, moving the brush in a circular motion across your face.
Whichever method you choose, make sure you give it a go this summer; the hot weather can increase the amount of sweat produced, which can slow down skin renewal.