The Importance of Exfoliating

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In winter, lots of us tend to scrap a summer skin care routine because there is less skin on show, and if we’re honest, it can be quite a commitment. However, it’s important to try and keep it up throughout the year, so here’s our exfoliation guide.

What is exfoliation?

Exfoliation is one of the best things you can do for soft and supple skin. As many of you are aware, exfoliation is the process of removing dead cells from the skin’s surface, usually by using something mildly abrasive.

Why exfoliate?

As we age, the process of cell regeneration slows down. This means that the body is slower to shed skin cells and generate new ones. When old skin cells start to pile up on the surface of the skin, it can leave skin looking dull, rough, and dry. Furthermore, the build-up of dead skin cells can result in excess oil and clogged pores, leading to blemishes and acne.

Proper exfoliation removes the barrier of dead skin cells clogging the skin and uncovers fresh new cells below. This opens the way for moisturizing products to penetrate more deeply into the skin, which makes them more effective. In short, a regular exfoliating routine will leave your skin looking fresh and healthy.

How Often Should We Exfoliate?

If you want healthy, glowing skin, regular exfoliation is a must. However, over exfoliating can lead to skin becoming sore, inflamed and irritated so keep exfoliating with a scrub to 2-3 times per week. That applies for both face and body.

However if you want beautiful skin year round all over your body, daily dry body brushing is the way to go. Not only will your skin be baby soft and smooth, but you will also notice a massive decrease in cellulite as well as an increase in energy.