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The Dos and Don’ts of Facial Exfoliation

Posted by Jennifer Lewis on

Skin is a marvelous thing. When taken care of correctly, it can help you feel more confident and healthier.


Under the ragged and flaky upper layers of your epidermis, you have a brilliant, shining layer of skin just waiting to be revealed to the world. Regular facial exfoliation is one of the most important parts of facial skin care and should be a part of your normal routine. When you exfoliate your face properly not only will your skin feel softer to the touch, but it will also enhance your smile, the glow of your eyes, and all your best facial features.


Here are a few of our expert “Dos” and “Don’ts” for exfoliating your face at home like a professional:


  • Do use a quality brush. You could exfoliate your face with just your hands, but brushes work better for 2 key reasons. Good brushes, like wool facial brushes, are both gentle on the skin and actively stimulate new cell growth. (We especially recommend our Bamboo and Wool Facial Brush for our traditionalists out there!) Wool brushes have been trusted by face and skin experts for decades. If you want to get in on the latest in facial exfoliation - try a Konjac facial sponge. They are infused with vitamins that will revitalize the lower layers of your skin while removing the flaky dead layers on the top.
  • Don’t be too rough with your skin. Skin may be marvelous but it’s also VERY SENSITIVE. Be gentle and trust your brush to do its job properly. If you scrub your face too hard you could cause unnecessary pain, irritate your skin making it red, and even cause breakouts.
  • Do go over your face in circular motions. Small circular rotations help to keep you motions gentle and lessen the chances of damaging your skin. This is the best way to exfoliate to help achieve smooth and silky skin when you are done. 
  • Don’t overdo it. Knowing what your skin needs is the first step to ensuring you don’t overdo facial exfoliation. Some people can exfoliate daily while others have sensitive skin and should opt to do it every few days instead. Remember, there is no need to rush and exfoliating more often won’t deliver results quicker. As long as you’re consistent, you’ll be on your way to achieving better skin.

If you’re ready to make facial exfoliation a part of your normal skin care routine, then we have you covered. We offer an array of exfoliation tools for everything from your face to body to feet. Explore our collection to find the right tools to help you achieve gorgeous, glowing skin! 


Follow these tips and you will have healthy, vibrant skin showing in no time!


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