Updated: Jul 7
Exfoliation is the key to glowing skin by getting rid of all the built up dead skin, oils, products, and any other environmental pollutants. It only takes a few extra minutes during the week and the results . . . . AMAZING!
While exfoliation is definitely essential as part of a healthy skin care ritual, over-exfoliation can do more harm than good.
Using products with gentle ingredients will safely slough away dead skin while maintaining your skin’s delicate moisture balance. This means your skin is never going to be at risk of microscopic tears that may impair your lipid barrier. The results will speak for themselves!
Here are a few benefits of exfoliation and how using a natural exfoliator can drastically improve your complexion. At the end, we’ll also share a few of our favorite natural exfoliators you can feel confident using on your skin.
You do not have to pair your exfoliating tool with an exfoliant. Most tools can be used independently.
Examples: Body Brush can be used for dry skin brushing, which promotes lymphatic circulation. It is used to exfoliate parts of the body like the arm, legs torso and back areas. It is coarse enough to stimulate circulation and effectively remove dead skin cells. Loofah – is a mesh of mature natural vines that are used for exfoliating the arms, legs, torso and back areas. You can use in tandem with your body scrub or your body wash. Ramie Washcloth – also known as “China grass.” It can be used in conjunction with the sugar or salt scrub on the body for increased exfoliation or with your body wash for a gentle or mild exfoliation. Pumice Stone – is crushed volcanic rock. use it to exfoliate your feet since it can be too abrasive for other parts of the body.
1. Boost Blood Flow
Exfoliation helps to stimulate blood flow, bringing it closer to the surface of the skin for a beautiful instant, rosy flush. It’s not only a temporary, improved blood flow means improved collagen production, which is good news for mature sagging skin that is showing natural signs of aging.
2. Enhances absorption of your skin care products
There’s no point in applying your luxurious lotions, creams and serums onto skin that is in desperate need of a scrub. Your products will only cling to the old skin cells and simply sit on the surface of the skin, rather than absorbing into your pores.
Exfoliation will get rid of these dead skin cells so your pores are open and ready to receive the nutrients you feed them! Immediately you will feel the difference too!
3. Unclogs the pores
Exfoliating on a regular basis will help remove dirt and debris from the pores to make your pores appear smaller. If you're routinely removing the dead skin cells that clog your pores, your pores won't “stretch out” and look larger. You will enjoy the enhanced absorption of your skin care products, you’ll also enjoy fewer breakouts.
4. Smooths the skin tone and texture
Do you have bumpy skin that tends to always have a dry patch or two? And the thought of applying applying makeup, scares you? It's time to get scrubbing!
Exfoliation helps to smooth the skin beautifully and will even out uneven tone and texture for baby soft skin that deserves to be shown off.
5. Leaves your complexion luminous
Lastly, regular exfoliation will promote a beautiful, radiant glow that will leave you feeling so confident and proud of your gorgeous skin, the way it should always be!
Signs of over exfoliating . . .
irritation, burning, or peeling
redness and inflammation
breakouts, especially small pimples
increased sensitivity to other products in your routine
Over-exfoliating is one of the biggest mistakes, generally, skin should be exfoliated only one to two times per week to help expedite skin cell turnover without causing damage. If you’ve been slathering on the exfoliating acids daily, there’s a good chance your skin is begging for a break.
Eventually, your complexion can become dry and flaky. You may even develop a rash like texture, leading to uneven tone (like patchy, red blotches). Breakouts are another common reaction, especially small, rough, bumpy pimples.
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