Exfoliation is the removal of dry/dead skin cells on the surface of the skin and is one of the most important aspects of your home skincare routine for face and body.
Exfoliation not only helps many skin problems, it also increases blood circulation, which in turn helps you to achieve healthy and glowing skin.
How Often Should You Exfoliate?
We suggest exfoliating once a week as part of a good at home skincare regime. While it’s important to remove dead skin it’s also important not to strip away too many of your natural oils, so a good balance is essential.
Aftercare for Exfoliating
Because you are increasing blood circulation, breaking down toxins and encouraging new skin cells to come through, our best advice is to drink lots of water which helps to drain toxins and helps give those new skin cells a “drink from the inside”.
Our scrub is packed full of naturally moisturising ingredients so there is no need to apply a moisturiser afterwards. However, we do recommend you avoid exposing your newly exfoliated skin to UV rays, sun, and sunbed for 24 hours.
Specific Benefits of Exfoliation
It is important for people with blemished skin to use an exfoliator on the face or body just once per week. Some people believe the best way to stop a break-out is to strip the skin, killing bacteria, but, this will also dry out the skin and cause irritation. The anti-bacterial, anti-fungal properties in our scrub will help to heal the blemish and reduce potential scaring.
Post-Breakout, Red and Dark Marks
After having a blemish on the skin there can sometimes be a dark mark left for a while. The best way to fade these dark marks is to exfoliate once per week to remove those damaged skin cells and encourage new healthy skin tissue to grow through.
If you suffer from clogged pores, exfoliation helps to draw out congestion, otherwise known as blackheads and whiteheads. Most common areas for breakouts are the nose, chin and forehead. Remember, once per week!
Pigmentation is the dark areas that come from age, pregnancy and changes in your hormonal balance. These areas tend to become more apparent and darker as the skin ages.
Exfoliation is beneficial for breaking up pigmented cells, encouraging them to fade.
If your skin is dry or dehydrated, you may find scaly or flaky areas which would benefit hugely from exfoliation.
When you have your legs or bikini line waxed you are pulling the hair from the root. Although the hair will eventually grow back weaker, it sometimes cannot pierce through the skin and a red spot will appear around the hair. Exfoliating the area you will remove dead skin and allow the hair to break through the skin more easily. Also the anti-bacterial, anti-fungal properties in our scrub will help heal the blemish and reduce scaring.
General Health and Well Being
When you exfoliate the body you are increasing the blood circulation and lymphatic system which is very beneficial for the body, this helps encourage new skin cells, breaks down fatty tissues, and breaks down and drains toxins from the skin. After exfoliating the skin is left beautifully soft ready to absorb the natural moisturising properties in this our scrub.
Exfoliating dead skin cells from your body is essential for sun tanning and is ideal as a pre-holiday skin boost. By getting rid of dead skin cells the sun will be affecting the new skin cells, which will last longer and leave your tan looking more even. Make sure you protect your silky smooth skin with a reputable sunscreen!
A good tanning regime (whether cream tan or spray tanning) should start with exfoliation. Removing dead skin cells from your body will leave an even and consistent surface to your skin for applying the fake tan. This will ensure your tan looks amazing and lasts longer.
We hope you enjoy receiving the benefits our 100% natural exfoliating body scrub has to offer!