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Face exfoliation:the right gestures for radiant skin

Radiance, sharpness, softness... So many beauty concerns that can be solved with a single product:the scrub! But do you know all its benefits and, above all, do you know how to get the best out of it for your skin? Veld's gives you an update on facial exfoliation!

Facial exfoliation:what does it consist of?

You probably don't realize it on a daily basis, but your skin is constantly renewing itself! Every day, thousands of cells die... before being replaced by new, young and lively ones.

As they die, the cells rise to the surface of the skin, then detach from it to make way for the next ones:this natural process is called "desquamation .

However, sometimes some of these dead cells cling a little too much to the superficial layer of the epidermis and struggle to peel off. This is where you can give your skin a boost! How? 'Or' What ? By regularly using a facial scrub, which will help all those stubborn little cells to let go. You will see that the results on your skin will be obvious...

The benefits of exfoliation

Find a radiant complexion

The main benefit of an exfoliation is to provide an instant boost of radiance! All the dead cells on the surface of your skin form a dull veil that blurs your complexion. A good exfoliation allows you to make new skin and boost the backscatter of light by stimulating microcirculation . It is THE essential beauty gesture to fight against a dull complexion!

Prevent pimples

Cellular debris and excess sebum tend to clog the follicular ostium, the tiny opening through which sebum flows. And the case very often degenerates into a blackhead... If you have skin prone to imperfections, do not skip facial exfoliation under any circumstances! It is thanks to it that you will be able to remove impurities in depth to prevent pimples and show off beautiful, smooth skin.

Boost the effectiveness of treatments

By eliminating all the impurities and cells that clutter the skin surface, you also facilitate the penetration of the active ingredients of your cosmetics into the skin:without obstacles in their path , they can freely make their way into deeper layers. It is for this reason that we recommend following a facial scrub with a mask:its effectiveness will be increased tenfold!

What type of scrub should you choose to exfoliate the skin?

Mechanical exfoliation:for normal to combination skin

A so-called “mechanical” facial scrub consists of small abrasive grains (stone powder, salt crystals or even jojoba pearls) which will polish the surface of the skin and remove impurities by friction. It is perfect for normal skin, without particular skin problems. Oily or acne-prone skin will have to go their way:the small grains may excite the sebaceous glands and aggravate pre-existing lesions.

Chemical exfoliation:for sensitive skin and problem skin

No grains in chemical exfoliants! However, they are no less devilishly effective. Their secret? Acids natural or enzymes keratolytics (such as papain, extracted from papaya) which eat away small dead cells. It is the ideal exfoliation for problem skin and sensitive skin, prone to irritation and redness. A short exposure time is often required so that the active ingredients have time to do their job.

The complete exfoliation routine for a lily complexion!

1. Prepare the skin

Before doing your facial scrub, condition your skin. Start by removing impurities superficial with your cleanser usual, avoiding products that already contain keratolytic agents (AHA, enzymes, etc.). If you want to deeply purify your skin and eliminate a few stubborn blackheads, do not hesitate to have a facial sauna :the water vapor will dilate your pores and your follicular ostia.

2. Exfoliate the skin

It's time to get down to business! Take a generous dab of scrub and apply it to your face, avoiding the eye area. Massage your skin with gentle and circular movements . If you have set your sights on mechanical exfoliation, be careful not to press too hard and not to rub brutally. Insist on the wings of the nose, the chin and the forehead, which get dirty more easily. Finish by rinsing with clean water.

3. Apply mask

Here you are with perfectly clean and clear skin. Take the opportunity to pamper her with a mask! Choose a treatment adapted to the problems of your skin . If you live in an urban environment, hunt down polluting particles with the mask formulated with vegetable charcoal, it has no equal in detoxifying the skin and protecting it from oxidative stress. Spread it in a thick layer and leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse.

4. Hydrate

To end this cleansing ritual in style, don't forget to moisturize your skin! This is an essential step to soothe it after exfoliation and, above all, to preserve its precious hydrolipidic film . Veld's recommends the Pure Pulp Neo repair gel, which combines the lightness of a serum with the moisturizing action of a deep treatment. The icing on the cake:all skin types love it!

5. Start again!

To maintain the benefits of your scrub and have beautiful skin for longer, renew this routine regularly. The ideal frequency is the one that suits your skin :also, be attentive to its evolution and its reactions during the exfoliation. As a general rule, exfoliating your skin once a week is a good average. In case of delicate skin, do not hesitate to slow down the pace. In any case, keep in mind the key word of a scrub:softness!