How to Exfoliate Your Face

Exfoliating your face is crucial for removing layers of dead skin cells to reveal the healthy layers underneath. However, it’s important to exfoliate using the right technique.

WHAT IS A FACIAL SCRUB?

The small beads in a face scrub buff away any dead skin cells on the surface, allowing moisturisers to properly sink in, instead of just sitting on the skin’s surface. Exfoliation is essential for ridding the skin of dead surface cells. This will leave it with a significantly smoother and brighter appearance. In the long run, the regular removal of dead surface skin cells also helps to prevent the formation of clogged pores thereby reducing and preventing impurities. It’s important to find the best exfoliating product to suit your needs from the variety of face scrubs on the market.

Finding the best exfoliating product for you depends on your skin type, age, skincare habits and overall lifestyle. Make sure to use your face scrub regularly to get the optimum benefits.


WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING A FACIAL SCRUB?

Exfoliating leaves your skin clean and even-toned and also has long-term benefits such as reducing and preventing impurities.

GETTING EXFOLIATION RIGHT – THIS IS HOW TO USE FACE SCRUB

  1. Apply the scrub to the forehead, nose and chin areas
  2. Distribute the exfoliator evenly, working your way from forehead to temples
  3. Gently rub the product from the ridge to the tip of your nose
  4. Moving in small circles, gently spread the scrub to the sides of your nose and the cheek areas
  5. Work your way down to the chin, then to your neck
  6. Thoroughly wash face scrub off using warm water
  7. Never apply to the delicate eye area and mouth areas

EXFOLIATING FOR SMOOTH AND RADIANT SKIN

Using a face scrub such as NIVEA Purifying Wash Scrub, with Ocean Algae and Purified Water, reduces excess sebum to prevent shine with its purifying formula


TIPS AND TRICKS FOR USING FACIAL SCRUBS

Take the time to exfoliate on a regular basis – it will stimulate blood circulation which contributes towards a healthy glow.

Do’s and Don’ts of exfoliating

Do

  • Exfoliate once or twice a week, depending on your skin type and skincare habits
  • Use exfoliating products that suit your skin type 
  • Make sure your skin is wet when you apply an exfoliator
  • Use a facial scrub that complements your cleanser, toner and moisturiser for best results
  • Make sure to always moisturise your skin carefully after using your face scrub

Don’t

  • Do not overdo it – exfoliating too often may upset the skin’s natural oil balance, leaving it dehydrated
  • Do not rub the scrub into the skin too harshly, as this may damage it, particularly if the skin is sensitive

COMBAT BLEMISHES BY USING A FACE SCRUB REGULARLY

Oily skin and skin prone to blemishes can both see great results from exfoliating as these skin types shed the most skin cells, which may cause further blemishes. Make sure you use a mild facial scrub such as NIVEA WonderBar Anti-Pimple Face Scrub, with Kaolin Clay & Green Tea Extract, especially created for oily to blemished skin types.


Always read the label. Follow the directions for use.