One way to prep your skin for scar camouflage is to Exfoliate
Exfoliation takes your skin from something good to extraordinarily radiant.
Or in our case, it helps prep your scar by taking off any access dead skin. This allows us & our serums/ink to have a fresh clean canvas to work on
When we generally talk of exfoliating skin, we think about scrubs.
Sugar & salt scrubs are a great way to help get rid of that dead skin. I am one of those who love all this fun body care stuff. My 4-year-old daughter actually likes to use them for "magic potions" while in the bath. She is also a bit obsessed with her bath bombs - but this is a whole other story, lol.
Now I know not everyone has sugar or salt scrubs sitting around their house. If you don't no need to worry, next we will talk about other ways to exfoliate to help get your skin ready for your scar camouflage sessions.
Ways to Exfoliate Without a Scrub
Did you know you can effectively exfoliate your skin without using a scrub? Yes, you heard it right, I said WITHOUT using a scrub. So the basic idea to exfoliate your skin without a scrub is to get the same results as what you get from using one. There are thousands of products that claim to remove all the debris and dead cells from the skin, but at the same time, they can be harmful or too harsh. So, here are some other alternatives.
Honey is one of those natural ingredients that can help to remove dead cells from the skin. Honey is naturally antimicrobial, which makes it an effective cleanser on its own. You can take some honey in your hands and then massage your nose and face with it. Raw honey contains gluconic acid, a mild alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that brightens the complexion, evens out skin tone, and lightens scars and age spots.
A Sponge also works as a great exfoliant. You can dip the sponge in warm water for some time and then use it on the skin. Sponges have the capacity to remove dead cells without using a cleanser too. You must use the sponge twice a day for best results
3. Exfoliating gloves
This time give your gloves a try! Instead of switching to exfoliating scrubs, you can use exfoliating gloves. If you’ve got dry skin, you need to skip the exfoliating gloves. Also, remember if you have flaky skin, rubbing with exfoliating gloves can give you itching. So, at first, use them without rubbing the skin vigorously.
4. Exfoliating body lotion
Exfoliating body lotions contain gentle AHAs that help get rid of those interfering flakes, and moisturize.
5. Dry brushing
You can opt for dry brushing too. You work in light, circular motions, beginning at your feet and moving upward to the heart; the process helps to stimulate lymphatic drainage. Also, your skin appears to be more smooth and soft after dry brushing. The most important thing to consider here is to try to choose a brush that has soft bristles. Stay away from hard and irritating bristles.