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Cleansing and Exfoliating: How to Do It Right

Cleansing and exfoliating are two of the most important components of healthy-looking and healthy-feeling skin. There are a wide variety of cleansers, scrubs, and peels on the market to serve these very purposes. With that in mind, how do you know which ones to use? And what’s the best way to cleanse and exfoliate? Below is a step-by-step explanation of how to properly clean and exfoliate your face. Cleansing Wet your face   You’ll want to start by wetting your face with warm water. You can either splash warm water on your face several times until it is thoroughly wet, or you can run hot water over a towel and lay the towel over your face for two minutes.  ...

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Exfoliating Peeling Skin: Glycolic Acid Peels or Facial Scrubs?

Exfoliation is an extremely important part of any skin care routine. Dead skin cells on the surface of the skin tend to accumulate around fine lines and wrinkles, causing them to appear deeper. Dead skin also worsens the effects of hyperpigmentation. Exfoliation removes the buildup of these dead skin cells, making it an essential step in maintaining healthy-looking skin. But what’s the best way to exfoliate? Those sugar scrubs and face scrubs with microbeads are very popular, but are they the best options for your skin? Are chemical peels as dangerous and scary as they sound? Let’s investigate a few factors. What Exactly Is Glycolic Acid? Glycolic acid is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid, or AHA (not to be confused with...

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