14 Apr Scrub a dub dub! The benefits of exfoliation are endless…
The most amazing beauty remedy in the world is literally at your fingertips! If you really want to glow and to achieve a natural radiance then help your skin get rid of dead cells by making exfoliation apart of your regular beauty routine. The skin is a living organ and the largest organ of the human body at that. In order to flourish, the skin needs to breathe. It can’t breathe if the pores are clogged. The process of exfoliation simply removes dead skin cells, grease and debris from the skin allowing it to function smoothly.
Our skin naturally sheds its outer layer, but the resulting build-up can leave skin with a dull, flaky finish. Due to its tendency to produce very little sebum, the cellular ‘glue’ that binds the skin together does not naturally break down quickly in dry skin and it tends to ‘stick’ to the skin’s surface for longer than normal. The result is patches of stubborn ‘glued-on’ skin cells that can eventually harden and crack. Over time, these cracks go deeper and deeper into the dermis, causing permanent scarring – not exactly the skin you want to reveal on the beach this summer!
This unpleasant cycle can easily be remedied with regular exfoliation creating skin that glows naturally. Washing daily with a sponge will remove some of the dead skin cells, but an additional treatment is best and this is where natural body and facial scrubs come to the rescue.
The purpose of facial skin exfoliation is to remove a dull layer of dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. This allows skin cells to turn over faster, creating a healthier glow and helping to maintain the luster of skin for a more polished appearance. Regular facial exfoliation can increase your skin’s ability to absorb moisture which in time can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. As exfoliation also dislodges blackheads and exposes new skin cells, it will help improve acne and acne scarring. Just make certain that when you exfoliate your face, you are using a product that is specially designed for the face!
Your skin type will define how often you should be using an exfoliator on your face. If you have dry skin it would be good to remove the flakes every now and then but don’t do it too often as it could cause irritation. If you have oily skin it could be beneficial to use a gentle scrub once a day to prevent oil from building up. If you have normal or combination skin, exfoliate every other day – even once a week will result in soft smoother skin!
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Your body will love you for that extra five minutes of pampering. Pay special attention to those problem areas as exfoliation can do wonders for cellulite by stimulating circulation in the necessary areas. It’s also important to exfoliate your heels, knees and elbows. Exfoliation will not only offer the obvious anti-aging benefits we all seek, but it can also help with bothersome skin conditions.
Depending on your skin type, you can exfoliate up to every day. If you are new to this routine however, start slowly and always listen to your skin. Although exfoliation can boast of benefits that even a top spa would be proud to list, you don’t want to irritate your skin by overdoing it. If you develop irritation, increased sensitivity or dryness, you are probably exfoliating too much.
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I guarantee you that one month of faithful scrubbing and you’ll be addicted – it’s my personal number 1 beauty secret and I have not had to buy a body butter in years from regular scrubbing!