What is Exfoliation?
Exfoliation is the removal of old dead skin from the outer surface, this process can help removing the old skin to expose more re-defined, smoother, and brighter skin underneath. Dead skin can get trapped in the surface of the skin, which could cause acne break-outs, clogged pores, profound wrinkles/lines in the face. Exfoliation is the process to sweep away dead old skin from the face, we recommend all faces practice a good exfoliation routine. To rejuvenate the skin by bringing healthy skin to the surface.
Why do we Exfoliate?
So there are endless benefits to why you would want to exfoliate your skin; first it helps to reveal newer, brighter skin under those dead cells as exfoliating improves absorption. A healthy exfoliation regiment can turn back your collagen production which helps your skin retain that youthful glow lessening the appearance of fine lines/wrinkles. Not to mention but exfoliation can be the ticket to stopping clogged pores which causes acne break-outs. Dermatologist actually recommend exfoliating your skin regularly there is even a proper way to exfoliate.
When should we Exfoliate?
No skin regiment would be complete without a couple of daily exfoliation regiments to keep your skin healthy and glowing. Now there is a such thing as over-exfoliation which could lead to skin thinning a skin condition where the skin will appear dry, saggy, fine/profound lines, skin looks old. The skin on our faces are extremely sensitive and we don't want you to cause yourself any harm in the name of exfoliation. Dermatologist recommend a person with normal skin type [not prone to acne, doesn't feel dry, oily, or irritated] should exfoliate 2-3 times a week as a good rule of thumb. Versus a person who has oily skin type should be careful to not over-exfoliate; 1-2 times a week with a facial cleanser that has lactic acids which can help control oiliness and breakouts. Please refer to our blog post about the different skin types and which one you are click HERE. SpaUbliss Queen's bath face soap is the perfect gentle cleanser for all skin types made with 100% goat's milk.
How should I Exfoliate?
I've given you some pretty great facts about all the benefits of exfoilation but the best is still yet to come. So we will be covering how it's recommended for you to exfoliate since the skin in certain area especially the face are really sensitive we don't want to use any abrasive natural cleansers like walnut, apricot, and other dry fruits and nuts may leave tight cuts which could be come infected if not treated right away. We recommend using gentle exfoliators those that will not harm the skin in the process of making your skin look great! You want to dampen the face with warm water then apply a thin layer of the gentle exfoliate all over the face. Work the exfoliate into the skin in small, gentle, circles around the face. Wash the face removing all of the exfoliate in the process then pat dry your face.
We've discussed a-lot in this post about the benefits and some cons on exfoliating when done properly it can propel your skin back into it's youthful glow. Give it a try drop us a line and let us know if you have any questions, comments, concerns, or exfoliation tales you want to share with us!