Benefits of Exfoliation
We often don't think about it, but skin is our body's largest organ. It wraps our whole body, protecting us from the harsh effects of the sun, wind, pollution and the many environmental contaminants. So it's important we take good care of it. Over time, the skin on our face and body can take quite a beating from the elements, leaving it looking dull, dry and flaky. There's an easy way to rejuvenate our skin -- exfoliate it!
What's Exfoliation? Exfoliation is a process that removes dead skin cells from the upper layer of the skin, revealing the healthy skin beneath. Our skin can shed 30,000 to 40,000 dead cells per minute naturally; but most of us (particularly those of us in our 30's or older) need to manually exfoliate our skin to keep it looking radiant. As the weather gets colder and the humidity levels drop, exfoliation becomes even more important. Cells have a greater tendency to dry out during the winter months and accumulate on the skin's surface leaving us with a dull, ashen complexion. That means the time is now!
Three Reasons to Exfoliate
- Super Smooth Skin: Over time, damage from the sun, hormonal changes, and aging slow down our ability to shed dead cells, as well as produce new skin cells. Bad news: this slowed process may lead to undesirable changes in skin's texture and appearance. Eek. Good news: exfoliating regularly with our organic sugar scrubs to keep our skin feeling soft and smooth all winter long. Hurrah!
- Breakout Buster: If you experience blackheads, whiteheads, or breakouts, exfoliating your skin can help keep pores clean and unclogged. Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells, and prevent oils from your skin getting trapped beneath the surface, causing those dreaded blemishes. So worth it, don't you think?
- Combats Aging: As we get older, our skin’s natural ability to shed dead skin cells slows down. These dead and dull skin cells on our skin's surface, often make fine lines, wrinkles and dry skin stand out even more. Nobody wants that, right? Using a gentle facial polish once or twice per week, depending on your skin sensitivity, will help slough any dead skin cells from your face and promote healthy skin turnover. You'll only be left with a beautifully radiant and youthful looking you!
Ready to discover that natural healthy glow hiding beneath your skin's surface? We thought so. Exfoliate me now!