Banish flaky skin woes this winter by combining the power of exfoliation and moisturization- no Clarisonic brushes necessary! After cleansing, add a 1-2 pump(s) of your favorite moisturizer to a cotton ball. Gently blot the cotton ball to your forehead, cheeks and areas prone to dry, flaky skin. Proceed to sweep the cotton ball in GENTLE circular motion on your entire face BEFORE the moisturizer dries, concentrating on dry, flaky areas. You can do this weekly as a skin-reviving treatment or daily as a new way to apply your moisturizer (you will figure this out by your skin’s reaction; thin, delicate skin may only need this treatment 1-2 times weekly). The combination of emollients in your moisturizer and the exfoliating action of the cotton ball helps to loosen dead skin cells and polish them away while moisturizing the newly revealed skin.
Bonus: For an even more luxurious exfoliating treatment, try using the Shiseido Facial Cotton. $10 for cotton pads, you say? This is quite the departure from my normal recommendations but the texture of this cotton pad is so different. It is completely smooth and ultra soft. It leaves skin completely lint-free and doesn’t “eat” up toners and moisturizers like conventional cotton balls/pads, which really allows you to maximize the exfoliating treatment above. Go to your nearest Shiseido counter and they’ll gladly provide a sample. If you decide you can’t part without purchasing it, cut each cotton sheet in half before use- tada, you just doubled the number of uses!
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