Exfoliating Rough Patches on the Body

Exfoliating Rough Patches on the Body

Some people have skin that it is relatively easy to take care of and they face issues only now and again. Not everyone is so lucky. Skin conditions are a fact of many people’s existences along with the winter issues of skin becoming dry and scaly if it isn’t tended to regularly. These rough patches are often unsightly and uncomfortable. Naturally, you want to get rid of them as quickly as possible. OROGOLD understands this mindset. You can’t just moisturize things away though. Rough patches that build up into readily visible patches on the skin are a particular issue that requires care to deal with properly. You’re going to need to exfoliate the patches before you can work on guarding against them coming back. With that in mind, here are a few tips on how to deal with those rough patches.

Talk to Your Doctor or Dermatologist
You should really speak to your health or skin care professional before you start exfoliating rough patches. This is largely because there as some skin conditions that cause rough patches that exfoliation won’t help. A good example of this is plaque psoriasis. The primary manifestation of this condition is rough, scaly patches of skin that appear randomly around the body. They seem relatively normal, but are the result of inflammation rather than not exfoliating often enough. Trying to exfoliate a psoriasis will simply remove the dead skin upper layer and expose the lower layer of raw, inflammed skin. This rough treatment can actually make such patches expand. Rough patches are sometimes also a symptom of other issues, but this is exceedingly rare and you should not really need to consider it outside of letting your doctor examine the patches. So remember to talk to your doctor first.

Prepare Appropriately
Make sure to have your choice of exfoliating products ready before you begin. You want to consider lightly using a mechanical scrubber like an exfoliating towel or mitt on the rough patches before you begin. This will cause a little of shedding, but you shouldn’t begin the actual exfoliation until you begin to bathe. You will want water to help loosen the skin more than this initial once over will. OROGOLD recommends showering so the dead skin will be swept away as you exfoliate, but a bath will technically work just as well. You will simply be sharing the bath with more dead skin cells than usual by the end. Aim for warm water, but don’t make it too warm as that can lead to your skin drying out quickly when you leave the shower and you want time to moisturize after exfoliating.

If the rough patches are simply dry skin, you should be perfectly prepared now to exfoliate them away. Use your favorite scrub or item to carefully exfoliate the no longer dry patches. Your once over earlier combined with the warm water will loosen the layers of dry skin and make the process much easier. Don’t scrub too hard though. You do not want to damage the skin beneath. All you want to do is remove the layers of dead skin. Consider a combination physical and chemical scrub for the best results. These combine light abrasive materials in the product itself with chemical exfoliants like hydroxy acids to give you two separate levels of exfoliation. Don’t feel disheartened if the rough patch doesn’t entirely going away in one session. Just repeat it again in a few days and keep the area moisturized.

After you finish showering, apply a moisturizing product all over your body. OROGOLD recommends a deep moisturizing cream be used on the area the rough patches were in or are still at. You need to pay special care to them before and during exfoliation to keep them contained. A deep moisturizer in particular will also help reduce how uncomfortable they can be. Exfoliating rough patches just requires a little more forethought than normal exfoliation. Putting in this small amount of time should help you get your skin back to looking beautiful in no time.

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