As the weather brightens up, so should your skin! With the summertime nearing, you should start preparing your skin for the inevitable leg-baring and skin-showing clothes. Fortunately, there’s one thing that can tremendously help your skin glow and radiate just like the summer sun—EXFOLIATION.
While debates are still ongoing on whether exfoliation is recommended all throughout the year, one thing’s for sure: summer is the time to NEVER skip exfoliation. The summer heat means more sweat production which also means more oil and skin cell buildup leading to clogged pores and horrific acne breakouts!
Tips on how to exfoliate in the summer
Do patch testing before starting a new product
The worst thing you can do to your skin is apply something that’s supposed to help yet end up with skin that’s worse than when you started. By patch testing, you can check if the new exfoliant causes an allergic reaction or any types of irritation to your skin before starting to apply it all over your face and body.
To patch test, simply apply a small amount of the product to a small area of your skin. A good place to do it is just behind the ears or on the inside of your arms so if worse comes to worst, any irritation will not see the light of day.
Exfoliating is a great way to eradicate various skin impurities. However, if done way too much, the downsides might outweigh the good. Over-exfoliation can cause irritation, redness, and worse, a broken skin barrier. If you don’t know yet, a broken skin barrier can easily wreak havoc on your beloved skin.
This is especially true during the summer because the sun and an over-exposed barrier are the perfect recipe for problematic skin. Every skin is different but exfoliating two to three times a week is a great way to start!
Do use exfoliating scrubs for your body
The skin on the face is a lot thinner and more sensitive compared to our body’s. For this reason, your body needs more exfoliating pressure to successfully eliminate excessive dead skin cell buildup.
We recommend looking for a body scrub that also houses nutrients to nourish your skin. Try Fivesso’s Premium Coffee Body Scrub to reveal that brighter skin while enjoying the benefits and antioxidant power of caffeine.
Don’t skip on sunscreen
Exfoliating increases the rate of skin cell turnover which may increase skin sensitivity. Add sun exposure to the mix and your skin will inevitably suffer. But this isn’t something to be afraid of! To avoid this possible issue, simply use sunscreen regularly and make sure that you’re using one that has sufficient SPF for maximum protection.
Exfoliation, when done correctly, can provide loads of benefits to you and your skin, especially during the summertime. Simply follow the tips rounded up above to maximize that glow and avoid any potential issues. May this remind you to make it a habit to exfoliate to reveal your most radiant skin yet. ♡