Tutorial: How to Exfoliate

Love the way a professional facial gives your pores a super deep cleaning? Give yourself a spa-style deep cleaning at home by learning how to exfoliate.

Just follow these four easy steps to safely and thoroughly exfoliate your skin:

  1. Start by inspecting your skin for any excess dryness or sensitivity. You’ll want to make sure to be gentler around those areas.
  2. Apply a small amount (a large pearl size is best) of a dermatologist developed exfoliating scrub, like Skin Smoothing Polish, and gently massage over dampened face and neck. Don’t scrub too hard! Let the exfoliating agents in the cleanser do the work.
  3. Rinse with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel. A dirty towel can harbor bacteria that can infect your skin and clog your pores.
  4. Follow up with your favorite toner, treatment and moisturizer to help prevent excess dryness or sensitivity.


Ready to try exfoliating? Try one of Doctor Murad’s home exfoliators. New Skin Smoothing Polish is a high-performance scrub that reaches deep into the pores to help relieve congestion and leaves skin soft, smooth and polished.  AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser offers an intensive, exfoliation to reveal a younger-looking complexion.

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