How do I exfoliate my skin? Frequency of use, Directions for use
An essential treatment for your skin is an organic exfoliating treatment, also known as a scrub. Practiced for several generations, exfoliation removes small dead skin that has been replaced by our body with new skin. This is called desquamation. Regularly, our body renews its first layer of skin, often worn skin, which protects us from our environment, which is now useless and rejected by the body itself. The exfoliating treatment accelerates this process with a treatment and a circular gesture, which will remove dead skin from the surface of the body.
What are the components of an exfoliating treatment?
Exfoliating treatments are all different and their composition also varies. To take care of your body and your skin, you can opt for an organic exfoliating treatment, whose composition is essentially natural. At Born To Bio, the apricot kernel body scrub is certified organic, made in Vichy. It allows you to maintain your body without having to resort to treatments with active ingredients that are harmful to the environment.
The exfoliating treatment or scrub is mainly characterized by an often creamy cream in which there are small or medium grains. Applied with a circular motion like a massage, the treatment will peel off dead skin and regain all its radiance with new, healthier skin.
What part of the body to exfoliate?
There is no contraindication for an exfoliating treatment. However, some exfoliating treatments are dedicated to the face while others are suitable for the rest of the body. There are also more or less exfoliating treatments, to be adapted according to your skin type.
The body also has areas of skin that need to be exfoliated more regularly than others. This is the case with our feet, for example, the skin there is rougher and wears out quickly, causing more regular regeneration. To avoid having dead skin on the feet, you can perform scrubs regularly otherwise, you can use a pumice stone if some skin resists. This is often the case with feet whose skin is very thick.
The benefits of an exfoliating treatment
The exfoliating treatment is important to properly maintain your body and more specifically your skin. It first allows you to remove dead skin to find new skin, but it is also a benefit in terms of hydration. After your exfoliation, you can more easily moisturize your skin because the moisturizer will be applied to new and more receptive skin.
It is strongly recommended to carry out the exfoliating treatment then to deeply moisturize your skin with a organic care oil with argan certified organic, which will give your skin all its flexibility and its protective action. If you have oily skin, you can moisturize your skin with body lotion. You will then have a well hydrated skin without the oily skin effect.
Properly apply the scrub and moisturizing lotion
For your scrub to be perfect, you must massage the exfoliating treatment in a circular motion for a few minutes. This gesture will allow the friction of the grains and thus take off the dead skin. Do the same for hydration after your scrub. Apply the nourishing cream or oil in a circular way through a massage so that the solution penetrates the skin well, whatever part of the body you are treating.
Be careful, if you feel that your skin is irritated, you must stop your exfoliation. You risk damaging your skin. Like all treatments, if you feel the slightest discomfort, do not continue the application and rinse your skin immediately.
What are the skins that do not support exfoliation?
Like all treatments, it is important to specify which people should not use them. For the exfoliating treatment, it is not suitable for sensitive skin such as that of babies, children and the elderly. These treatments are mainly reserved for adults and adult skin.
The frequency of an exfoliating treatment
The recommended frequency for an exfoliating treatment depends on the area of the body and your environment. However, people with fragile or sensitive skin are recommended not to exfoliate too regularly. Before carrying out the treatment, you can seek advice from a dermatologist, a pharmacist or a doctor. It is also not recommended to perform exfoliating treatments on a daily basis, as you risk attacking your skin and irritating it.
The exfoliating treatment according to the area
For the face, for example, you can exfoliate with small grains once a week. Be careful not to overdo the scrubs, as this could irritate your skin.
For areas where the skin is thick such as the feet and elbows, you can exfoliate twice a week with small grains or a large-grain exfoliation.
For parts of the body such as the legs, face, arms or stomach, the skin is relatively sensitive and a scrub with small grains, once a week, is sufficient.
The exfoliating treatment according to the environment
The environment in which you live is also to be taken into account for the exfoliating treatment. If you live in a dry environment, your skin will definitely renew itself faster. You will therefore not need to exfoliate your skin too regularly. On the other hand, if you live in a humid or polluted environment, your skin will need exfoliating treatments to accelerate its renewal.
For people who live by the sea and who go swimming regularly, their skin is naturally dried out by the salt and sand contained in the water. These skins require regular exfoliation and good hydration to be protected from the sun and an environment that can be considered unfriendly for the skin.
On the contrary, for people who live in rather humid environments or whose skin becomes oily quickly, you can perform up to two exfoliations per week. This will allow your skin to breathe and regain all its purity. In this case, a light hydration with a body milk is perfectly suitable.
Exfoliating care before shaving
The exfoliating treatment can also be done before shaving your legs, for example. It will release the hairs that grow under the dead skin and your shave will be more effective. Be careful, this mainly concerns the legs. It is not recommended to exfoliate before shaving on fragile skin such as the arms, face or stomach.
Why use an organic exfoliating treatment?
As we have seen throughout this article, the exfoliating treatment removes dead skin to make room for new skin. This is then sensitive and the use of an exfoliating treatment whose composition is mainly natural is recommended. This way you avoid exposing your skin to harmful, polluting or overly abrasive agents. Likewise, when moisturizing this new skin, it is recommended to use certified organic care, the consistency of which is mainly natural. By making this choice, you take care of yourself and your environment for responsible and sustainable consumption.