Everyone wants to have smooth skin that glows. Skin becomes dull when dead skin cells accumulate on it. Skin cells regenerate continuously. However, new skin cells are often trapped under dead skin that is stuck on the surface. In order to bring out the new skin, you have to exfoliate your face. Here are some suggestions on how you can do that.

 

About scrubs

One method of exfoliation is to use a gentle scrub. There are many facial scrubs on the market that are designed to gently remove the fine layer of dead skin on your face in order to bring forth the new skin that lies beneath. Apply a small amount of the scrub on your face, and gently massage your face with your hands in a circular motion. Do this for about a minute, then rinse off your face with cool water. If you can tolerate it, you can scrub your face with a soft wash cloth.

If your skin is sensitive, you should be careful about using scrubs. Read the label and feel the scrub in your hands. Some scrubs are too harsh for sensitive skin. Read about the benefits of exfoliating your skin .

 

Treat yourself by AHA

You can exfoliate using a treatment that contains AHA, or alpha-hydroxy acid. The AHA gently dissolves dead skin cells on the surface. With continued use, you should see the texture and appearance of your skin improve. Treatments vary in the amount of AHA that they contain, ranging from 7% to 10%. Anything higher than 10% should only be obtained from a dermatologist because it might be too harsh for regular use.

You can also use treatments that contain BHA, or beta-hydroxy acid. BHA works beneath the surface to unclog pores. Some people find this more gentle than AHA.

Which ever method you choose, it is important to exfoliate your face regularly. This is an essential step in your goal to beautiful skin . Also read about Exfoliating Gloves .