Why do you Need to Exfoliate?
Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells from the skin's surface. The aim is to shed the dead skin cells that are making your skin lack-lustre, dry and dull, and to leave you with healthy, glowing skin. Exfoliating not only aids the appearance of your skin tone and texture but also helps to encourage cell rejuvenation, promoting new healthy tissue for younger-looking skin. As we age the rate of cell renewal slows, so exfoliation becomes increasingly important. Regular exfoliating helps to keep skin looking fresh, radiant and smooth. It assists in removing the buildup of excess oil and dead skin cells that may be clogging the pores and stopping the nutrients from penetrating the skin. It’s not only important to exfoliate your face, but your body as well and using a body exfoliator.
How Many Times Should I Exfoliate?
Everybody’s skin is unique and can react differently to cleansing and exfoliating. Some of us create new skin cells much faster than others; some, much slower. A facial exfoliator formulation is recommended for use no more than 2-3 times per week. Those with blemished or congested skin types can look to exfoliate towards the higher end of the scale. Those with dry skin are always best following the product recommendation. While those with sensitive skin often seek to find a middle ground. A body exfoliator cream could be used more regularly for softer, glowing skin all-over. Over exfoliating can cause irritation, redness, more breakouts or lead to further skin problems. Make sure to listen to what your skin needs.
How do I exfoliate properly?
It’s best to start with a fresh, clean skin. For facial exfoliation, after cleansing gently massage a small amount onto the face, neck and décolletage in circular motions, being careful not to exfoliate delicate areas like under the eye or eyelid. Depending on your choice of facial exfoliator or body exfoliator, recommendations differ for the time the blend is left on your skin, to when it is washed off, be sure to check the product directions. Our Body Exfoliator is best applied to the body while damp, focusing on the dry patches that often feel rough or dry to touch: elbows, knees and heels.