Exfoliate

Written by Stacy Chbosky
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If you want gorgeous, glowing skin, you need to exfoliate. I am amazed by the power exfoliating has to transform my skin. Whenever my skin looks sluggish or dull, I realize that it's been too long since I last exfoliated.

Of course, not all exfoliating treatments are created equal. Forget about wash cloths. Some old-fashioned folks rely on wash cloths to get their faces pink and tingling. This is fine, if you're five years old. Anyone older than that is going to do herself serious damage by tugging and yanking and pulling at her face with a washcloth. Don't do it.

How to Exfoliate

What about creams and lotions? Chances are, you've tried one of those granular creams. They usually have a greasy cream base, and are filled with little granules of some wacky ingredient, like apricot seeds or lave rocks or sea shells.

Some of these creams work well, but they take so much time, it's tempting to skip it. You usually have to rub it in for a few minutes, then gently wipe it off, then wash your face. It doesn't really seem like a hassle, but before you know it, you've had the same giant tub of apricot scrub cream for like, two years, and you've barely put a dent in it. If you want to exfoliate, do yourself a favor, and keep it simple--so simple that you actually stick to it. I recommend using an exfoliating wipe or towelette. That's about as easy as it gets.


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