Let’s start with the definition of exfoliate; according to Dictionary.com, Exfoliate is: To remove the surface of (a bone, the skin, etc.) in scales or lamina. That being mentioned, why is this so important? Or better yet why am I, a style guy, writing about this subject? It is because although clothes matter, we must care that much more about our skin. This is a field that gentleman (myself included) lack in. We don’t worry about a good lotion or SPF, its always the “well this will make due”, and although that thought isn’t always bad we have to be more meticulous about what we are putting on our face. All that being mentioned exfoliating should be a part of your new skin care process. I exfoliate my skin once a week, I choose Mondays to do this, but just once a week is enough for me, if you have oilier skin I suggest twice a week. Here is a simple 5 step process on how to exfoliate your amazing face!
Wash your face with warm water and apply a good facial cleanser (any will work). This will clear your face from any debris.
2. Open Pores
With a wash cloth, run hot water over the cloth. Ring it a few times until it is damp. Then in a circular motion run the cloth all over your face. We are opening the pores.
Using an exfoliation scrub apply about a dime sized amount on your index and middle finger. Gently and in circular motion apply the exfoliation scrub (take your time). Tip: If you have a cleanser spin brush it works ten times better.
Now that you have applied the scrub wash that off with cold water, we opened the pores so now we close them.
Remember to use a great moisturizer for your skin to leave your skin looking flawless after the process.
There you have it gentlemen make sure that you keeping your keeping your skin, like your clothing, clean!
Pictures by Nicolas Jaramillo @nigojapics