Happy Hump Day Beauty, I hope you are still feeling motivated about the week! I want to share some information on skin care today. A typical question I get asked is what is the purpose of exfoliating and how often should one do so? Exfoliating is essential to healthy skin and it is not limited to just your facial area. This is a method that can benefit the entire body if done appropriately.
The perks of exfoliating:
It helps minimize breakouts- Using a scrub to exfoliate your face cleans and unclogs your pores, which in turn can prevent you from getting pimples. That is because clogged pores trap oil under your skin's surface, which leads to acne breakouts.
Glowing Skin- The new skin cells creates fresh and glowing skin Because exfoliating gets rid of dead skin cells as well as extra dirt and makeup, it makes your skin tone brighter and evens it out. Your face will get a nice little glow.
Helps combat aging- Exfoliating can help prevent signs of aging and give you a more youthful look because the older skin cells you're getting rid of tend to exaggerate the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Our skin naturally sheds those cells however, its ability to do it slows down as we age. This method is a great aid in making sure the process doesn't miss a beat.
Smooth Skin- Exfoliating makes your face smooth and silky to the touch. It improves your skin's texture and makes it feel softer because it involves eliminating the old dead skin layers on the top and bringing out the new cells.
Gives your skin care products a extra boost- Since exfoliating your face eliminates the dead skin on top, it lets your cleanser, moisturizer and other products penetrate more deeply and work better. If you always opt to skip out on exfoliating, they might not do the job as well because they can't get past that outer layer.
CAUTION: How often you exfoliate depends on your skin type. Too much exfoliating on the face can cause excessive dryness, irritation, redness, and sensitivity. If you have combination/oily skin then 2-3 times a week. Normal skin 2 times a week. Sensitive or dry skin should exfoliate sparingly. I would recommend checking with a dermatologist or trusted professional doctor to see what kind of regimen is best for you. The information provided is based on my skins performance and the study of clients skin.
A few of my favorite exfoliants are:
Marykay's Timewise Microdermabrasion Set $30 www.marykay.com/australiae
St. Ives Energizing Coconut and Coffee Scrub is my favorite but, I love all St. Ives scrubs www.stives.com and your local Walmart or Target. $4
Nivea Skin Refining Scrub $14 www.amazon.com
L'oreal Go 360 Clean Deep Exfoliating Scrub $5 Walmart or Target
Certain Products are not available in my area so I have to purchase them online.