Is there anything that feels as good as dolphin-smooth skin? You know the feeling — your skin is so baby smooth that you just can’t stop moving touching your face to feel how soft it is.
Not only does smooth skin feel good to the touch, but it usually makes us feel better about ourselves. Our skin is a huge part of us — it’s literally our biggest organ! Having skin that is clear, firm, and blemish-free is a major confidence booster, and it’s easy to see why.
There are so many ways to improve the look and feel of the skin on your face. Today, we have access to serums, essences, moisturizers, injections, and beauty tools galore, all with the goal of getting us to glow.
What if instead of only looking at what we could put on our face to get glowing skin, we thought about what we could take off? Yes, today we are talking about exfoliating!
What’s the Point of Exfoliating?
Most of us think of our skin as something that is just there, existing in stasis. In reality, our skin has quite a robust ecosystem that’s always in motion. Our skin cells regenerate approximately every 27 days. As we age, our skin cells regenerate more and more slowly.
What does this mean for how our skin looks? Well, when we’re young, our skin is essentially regenerating on its own constantly. That’s why so many young people have healthy-looking complexions.
Sometimes, dead skin cells don’t shed completely and need a little extra TLC to get gone. Especially as we age, our skin could use a little help to shed those dead skin cells. When dead skin cells collect, we may experience dry, flaky patches and clogged pores.
This is where exfoliation comes in. Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. You can exfoliate chemically (with topical products that use chemical formulations to slough off dead skin cells) or physically (with products that use movement to physically remove the dead skin cells from your skin).
Why Is Exfoliating Good for Your Skin?
There are so many benefits of exfoliation. First, exfoliating can leave your skin looking much brighter and feeling much smoother. This is because dead skin cells can look dry, dull, and oddly textured. Sloughing them off is like breathing new life into your face!
When you exfoliate, it also makes it easier for your other skincare products to do their jobs. That’s because the dead skin cell layer on the top of your skin is gone, so your skincare products can really sink in, penetrate your skin, and do what they need to do.
Exfoliating can increase collagen production, too. Collagen is what makes our skin feel plump and bouncy. Plus, it can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging. We’ll have more of that, please!
What Is the Petal 2 Ultrasonic Facial Cleansing Brush?
Petal 2 is here to help you up the ante on your skincare routine and get you to your best skin yet.
Put simply, Petal 2 is a facial cleansing brush. You could probably tell that from the name, but the Petal 2 is honestly so much more than meets the eye. It’s an innovative, versatile device that massages, deep cleans, and rejuvenates the skin from the inside out.
Petal 2 doles out over 10,000 ultrasonic pulsations per minute and has four different brush modes to choose from. What does this mean? This brush, while gentle, really gets in there and is able to slough off dead skin cells in a way that our hands alone could never.
Petal 2 removes 99% of dirt, makeup, and impurities. And did we mention there’s a massage feature to help fight off wrinkles?
The device is strong enough to remove pore-clogging impurities and kill blemish-causing bacteria. Thankfully, it’s also gentle enough for sensitive skin. The Petal 2 is safe and effective for all skin types, even those who have mild to moderate acne.
The Petal 2 is fully waterproof, so you can use it in the shower if you wish. It‘s made of anti-bacterial clinical-grade silicone, which means it won’t harbor bacteria like a loofah or washcloth would (ew).
It’s USB rechargeable, making for easy use and power that lasts. (Let’s face it, nobody wants to have to go to the store and stock up on batteries when their devices die.)
After reading all of these benefits, you’d probably think this device costs a fortune right? Not at all! It’s just under $50USD for a truly game-changing little marvel.
How Can I Exfoliate With the Petal 2 Ultrasonic Facial Cleansing Brush?
Exfoliating with the Petal 2 Facial Cleansing Brush could not be easier:
- First, remove any makeup so you have a clean slate to start.
- Second, wet your face. You could do this in the shower or by just dampening your face over your bathroom sink.
- Third, add your favorite cleanser directly onto the brush.
- Last but not least, massage the device along your face using circular motions.
When you are done cleansing with the Petal 2, continue your skincare routine as usual. Your skin will just drink up whatever you put on next, thanks to your newly soft, smooth surface that’s totally ready to be hydrated.
How Can I Make the Most of My Exfoliating Experience?
Using Petal 2 is easy as 1,2,3, but we still wanted to share some of our not-so-top-secret tips and tricks on how to make the most of your Petal 2.
First and foremost, test it out and see how your skin reacts before using it every single day. Some people use the Petal 2 every day, and it works perfectly! Some people are better off using it two to three times a week. Try it a few times, and see what feels right for your skin.
The second tip is that you want to keep your brush clean. We use an antibacterial silicone to make this super easy, but we still want to note how important it is to keep things hygienic. When you’re done using the brush, give it a rinse so dead skin cells and residual face wash get the boot before your next use.
Lastly, don’t share the brush. We respect your generosity — but as tempting as it is to let your friends try this device as you convince them to buy one of their own, sharing facial brushes is like sharing toothbrushes. It’s kinda yucky.
You’re Looking Smoother Already!
An exfoliation a day keeps the dull skin away (or whatever schedule is best for you). For a complexion that is truly out-of-this-world, next-level, omg-are-you-a-model glowy, don’t forget to exfoliate. Your skin will thank you!