Why should you exfoliate?
There’s a lot of talk about skin care and why it’s important to cover your basics which includes cleansing, toning and moisturising but why is it important to exfoliate? A facial exfoliant seems like a bit of a luxury product so is it really necessary?
Exfoliating can instantly make your skin look and feel smoother and help brighten your complexion, by removing dead skin cells. If you are not seeing visible results when using your skin care then it could mean you aren’t exfoliating enough. Regular exfoliation will help the active ingredients in your daily skin care products really get beneath the surface layers of your skin. Long term use of an exfoliant (ideally twice a week, every week) will also help even out your skin tone, reducing skin discolouration and pigmentation as well as combating fine lines and wrinkles.
Now we know how important it is, when should we exfoliate to get the best results? The best time of day is in the morning, our cells are constantly regenerating themselves and most of this is done at night while you are sleeping. If you exfoliate in the morning you are removing all of the dead cells and letting the new cells shine.
If this isn’t enough of a reason to exfoliate then if you are prone to breakouts it can help stop them too! Using an exfoliant will clean and unclog your pores, this in turn can help prevent you from getting those dreaded pimples, which are just oil trapped under the skin. Exfoliating helps get rid of the nasty build up of skin cells and oil and reveal new radiant skin beneath, giving you a luminous healthy glow!
To get the best exfoliation results use a natural microdermabrasion action with dual size rice and bamboo particles. Rich sources of Vitamin C work to brighten the skin and minimise the appearance of fine lines whilst the anti-inflammatory properties of liquorice extract reduces redness and pigmentation to even out skin tone. A daily exfoliating cream is ideal for normal to oily skin types as well as a clay mask that is left on the skin for 15-20 minutes to absorb excess oils from the surface, combating blackheads without the need for mechanical extraction. It is also gentle enough for use as an eye exfoliant.