Skincare 101

How to Exfoliate Your Face for a Healthy, Radiant Glow

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Often overlooked, exfoliation is a vital step of any skincare routine – particularly if you’re over the age of 30. By supporting skin cell renewal, exfoliation helps to maintain young, radiant and healthy-looking skin. Keep reading to discover exactly what exfoliation is, how it benefits the skin, and how to exfoliate the face.

What Is Exfoliation?

As we age, the skin’s natural renewal process slows and dead cells accumulate on the skin’s surface. Exfoliation removes these dead cells, transforming the look and feel of dull, lacklustre skin.


Exfoliation can be done either mechanically (with an exfoliating cleanser or face scrub) or chemically (with acids and enzymes, like AHAs or BHA).


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What Are The Benefits Of Exfoliation?

It evens skin tone

If you struggle with hyperpigmentation, dark spots or rough texture, exfoliation will really benefit your skin. Exfoliants help to break down skin cells, while smoothing skin’s overall texture. The result? A more even tone and skin that feels soft and smooth.


It encourages skin cell renewal

Exfoliation can also boost skin’s radiance. By promoting cell turnover, exfoliation removes the dead surface cells and reveals the fresh ones beneath. Skin looks healthier with a dewy glow.


It boosts circulation

Exfoliation can also stimulate circulation, helping to bring blood and oxygen to skin cells, consequently boosting cellular health for glowy, radiant-looking skin.


It helps other skincare products work better

Dead skin can form a barrier on the skin, preventing serums and moisturizers from penetrating into the skin and working their magic. Exfoliation removes that barrier, allowing the other products in your skincare routine to better treat and nourish.

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How To Exfoliate The Face

Follow our simple steps to exfoliate and revitalise your face.


Step 1: Choose your exfoliating face scrub

For a smoothing facial treatment that will open the pores and brighten the skin, opt for our Warming Micro-Dermabrasion Refining Polish. This exfoliator promotes smoother skin by stimulating circulation, making it the perfect product if you’re looking for an exfoliator with anti-ageing properties.


If you want to brighten dull skin, our Complexion Perfecting Radiance Exfoliator refreshes and revitalises, creating that sought-after glow. Plus, it’s gentle enough to be used up to 3 times a week.

Step 2: Apply your exfoliating scrub

Taking a pea-sized amount, massage the chosen face scrub into the skin using small circular strokes. Keep your movements light and gentle to avoid irritation and don’t get too close to your eyes.


Step 3: Rinse

Remove the exfoliating face scrub using warm water. Make sure it’s not too hot, as your skin may be more sensitive after exfoliation.


 Step 4: Pat dry and continue with your normal skincare routine.

Finally, gently pat your face dry with a towel, then go through your regular skincare routine of cleansing, toning and moisturising.


How Often Should You Exfoliate Your Face?

How often you can exfoliate is determined by your skin type. Normal skin can be exfoliated 2-3 a week on non-consecutive days, while sensitive skin shouldn’t be exfoliated more than once a week.


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