Making sure you exfoliate your skin is like making sure you are including enough veggies in your diet—annoying but extremely important. Exfoliation helps you remove dead skin cells, unclog pores and improves your overall skin tone. However, we either tend to neglect this vital skincare step or we over-do it and harm our skin. Hence, we should find the right balance and learn the correct way of exfoliation. When people hear the word “exfoliate” they think of face scrubs and chemical exfoliators. However, these lesser-known methods of exfoliation are gentle, effective and they’ll make your skin glow:
As weird as it may sound, you can find me watching dermaplaning videos on Instagram in my free time. If you think dermaplaning is the same thing as shaving then you’re in for a surprise! Dermaplaning is actually done by a licensed esthetician and they use a surgical scalpel blade no.14. This practice is mainly known as a hair removal method but it actually also offers you exfoliation benefits. Dermaplaning removes the dead skin cells and peach fuzz from your skin and hence makes it smoother and more radiant. Hence, a dermaplaning session will works wonders at exfoliating your skin.
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If Miranda Kerr swears by it, then you know it’s giving it a try, amirite? Dry brushing is a natural exfoliation method and it has a long list of benefits for your skin. Dry brushing helps remove dead skin cells from your skin and helps with blood circulation and stimulates lymphatic drainage. With regular dry brushing, your skin will stay soft, smooth and radiant.
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You know those DIY homemade yoghurt and honey face masks our grannies told us to use? Turns out they knew what they were talking about because yoghurt actually has exfoliation properties. The lactic acid (AHA) present in yoghurt helps get rid of the dead skin cells, hence it gently exfoliates your skin. If you use a yoghurt mask every once in a while your skin will naturally get exfoliated and look brighter.
Which one of these unexpected exfoliation methods surprised you the most? Let us know in the comments below.
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