It is believed by many that cleansing and exfoliating is important in maintaining great skin. Thus I cleanse three times a day - first thing in the morning, as soon as I get back from the office and just before I sleep. This is because of my combination skin which causes the area around my forehead, nose and chin to become oily. I also exfoliate once every week.
Following the extremely dusty environment that I was working in these few weeks, I needed to step up my cleansing routine to ensure that my pores were not clogged and thus began exfoliating twice a week.
My favourite exfoliant is this one by Aesop - Tea Tree Leaf Facial Exfoliant and I have had it for the longest time as you can see from the tired looking bottle!
The exfoliant is a mixture of ground tea tree leaf, nuts and purified clay. It is suitable for most skin types which is perfect for my combination skin. I just tip some of the powder into the palm of my moistened hand and gently rub over my face and neck. I also use the excess on the back of my hands to give it a gentle scrub as well.....as you know a woman's true age is reflected by how smooth the back of her hand is and I am hell bent on that age being 25 and staying there!!
There are many types of exfoliants on the market such as beads which are gentler and grains such as the one I am using which is why the texture is on the coarse side so for those who prefer a gentler scrub, this may not be suitable.
Also, gentle massaging helps to zap the impurities that cause dullness and helps to stimulate blood flow which restores the natural luminosity of your skin.
So dear readers, how often do you exfoliate?