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How To Exfoliate Your Face
Beauty therapist Sarah Chapman shows you how to exfoliate your face, which is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of the skin to rejuvenate your face.
Step 1: Chemical exfoliates
Cleanse your skin before applying exfoliator. Chemical exfoliators are a gentle way to freshen the skin by removing the top layer of skin cells. It should be left on the skin for as long as is recommended on the packet, usually between 5 and 10 minutes. The exfoliator should then washed off.
Step 2: Cream exfoliators
Cream exfoliators are suitable for sensitive, more delicate skin. Apply a thin layer over the face and leave to dry. The exfoliator may sink into the skin. Once dry, the paste can be peeled off which will lift the dead skin off the face. Pay attention to the area around the nose which often has a build up of dead skin.
Step 3: Granular exfoliatorsGranular exfoliators can have a gel or cream consistency, and are suitable for tougher skin, particularly men before shaving. They should be mixed with water between your fingers. Apply the exfoliator across the whole face, and work it into the skin with circular motions. Massage into the skin until it is flushed, and remove with warm water or a damp flannel.
Step 4: After exfoliating
Your skin will absorb beauty products more effectively after exfoliating, so apply an anti-ageing serums and moisturisers for maximum effect.