The Do's and Don'ts for Exfoliation


0:00 exfoliation is a key Beauty ritual but

0:04 most of us are confused how where when

0:06 and why do it we do the research and

0:10 give you the results this is beauty lab

0:14 here's your head to toe guide to

0:17 shutting those dead skin cells and

0:18 getting softer smoother silky your skin

0:21 this is exfoliation the do's and don'ts

0:24 the face do cleanse the skin before

0:28 exfoliating with a gentle cleanser of

0:30 your liking I generally recommend

0:32 exfoliating one to two times a week

0:35 depending on your skin type if you have

0:37 sensitive skin you're only going to want

0:39 to exfoliate one time a week if your

0:41 skin is a little more durable I

0:43 recommend two to three so how does one

0:46 choose an exfoliator exfoliators come in

0:49 two cuts a physical exfoliant or a

0:52 chemical x 100 exfoliation physical

0:56 means you're manually exfoliating the

0:58 dead skin cells it could be with a

0:59 washcloth a product with granules or

1:02 beads or a scrubby brush chemical

1:05 exfoliation the chemical sounds scary

1:08 but it's not usually it involves a

1:11 chemical process that gently dissolves

1:13 the dead skin cells upon contact

1:15 chemical exfoliants include things like

1:17 enzymes papaya pumpkin pineapple also

1:20 alpha and beta hydroxy acids if you have

1:23 normal skin do both the chemical

1:25 exfoliant will dissolve the dirt and

1:27 debris in dead skin cells and the

1:29 physical exfoliant sweep it all away and

1:32 if you have acne prone skin you might

1:34 want to skip the physical exfoliant and

1:36 go with the chemical the chemical will

1:38 gently dissolve the dead skin cells

1:39 without irritating or aggravating the

1:42 breakout if you do choose a physical

1:44 exfoliant make sure to pick something

1:46 nice and gentle with round or spherical

1:48 beads you don't want to choose something

1:50 with ground-up nuts or pits that can

1:52 cause tiny lacerations in the skin which

1:54 can make it vulnerable to bacteria

1:56 leaving your skin red and irritated do

2:00 do always moisturize after exfoliation

2:03 because exfoliation can remove the

2:06 protective barrier that locks in

2:08 moisture

2:09 don't don't exfoliate the eye area duh

2:13 and be very careful around other

2:16 sensitive areas like the chest I

2:18 recommend using a facial exfoliator for

2:21 the neck and just make your own

2:22 exfoliator powdered milk is a great

2:25 exfoliator just pour about half a

2:27 teaspoon in your hand while you're in

2:29 the shower massage on and it will help

2:31 them naturally dissolve the dead skin

2:33 cells and lift away the rest dry brush

2:35 daily dry brushing increases circulation

2:39 oxygenates your skin cells and

2:42 stimulates your lymph glands to detoxify

2:45 it's even believed to reduce cellulite

2:48 don't forget to shave shaving is an easy

2:52 breezy everyday way to exfoliate and

2:54 don't just think about your legs and

2:56 your pits you can shave everywhere you

2:58 need to exfoliate your arms your back

3:00 take a milk bath for 3 to 4 cups of milk

3:05 into a nice warm bath the naturally

3:07 occurring lactose and enzyme will help

3:09 dissolve the dead skin cells and the

3:11 nourishing proteins in your skin will

3:13 condition the feet for the feet three

3:17 steps step number one soak your feet in

3:20 a solution of hydrogen peroxide and

3:22 epsom salts the epsom salts will help to

3:24 soften the skin step number two allow

3:27 your feet to dry and then use an emery

3:29 board or a pumice stone to scrub away

3:31 the dead skin step number three

3:34 moisturize that easy follow this advice

3:38 and you'll be a whole new person

3:39 literally for the beauty lab I'm Tracy

3:42 O'Connor

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