Exfoliating with a gentle facial scrub and a nubby washcloth two or three times a week is the best way to remove dead, flaky skin on the face. Exfoliation helps to reveal new skin that is bright and supple, cleanses pores, and provides a smooth canvas for moisturizers and makeup.
- Wet the skin
Dampen skin with warm water in a shower or bath. Running hot water over a washcloth and draping it over the face helps open pores and gives the skin a nice steam bath. Allow it to sit on your face for five minutes.
- Apply facial scrub
Use a scrub made specifically for the face and neck areas. This skin is more delicate than the skin on the rest of the body, and scrubs with larger microbeads or natural exfoliants can tear and damage the skin. Apply product to skin in smooth, circular motions, avoiding the sensitive eye area. Use gentle pressure to rub the product into skin using a nubby, inexpensive washcloth.
- Rinse, pat dry, and moisturize
Rinse away the facial scrub with lukewarm water. Gently pat the skin dry and lock in moisture with a high-quality day or night cream. Moisturize the skin within a few minutes of stepping out of the shower or bath for best product penetration.