Exfoliating plays an important role in your skin care routine. I tend to have drier skin during the colder months of the year. So, as soon as my face looks cakey underneath my makeup, I know it’s time to exfoliate more. Exfoliating removes the dead layer of cells on the skin’s surface.
Dead skin cells clog pores, which creates blemishes and dull looking skin. Getting rid of this dead layer of skin promotes the growth of new skin cells for a healthier complexion. Exfoliation also helps your beauty products absorb into your skin better.
You can use body peels, body scrubs or dry brushing to get soft skin. I love using homemade body scrubs and my pink loofah to get the job done. Remember that exfoliating too often can cause irritated and even damaged skin especially if you have sensitive skin. You may want to choose a more gentle body scrub that contains all natural ingredients.
Health Benefits of Exfoliating
Increases Blood Circulation and Reduces Signs of Aging
As we age, our blood circulation naturally begins to slow down. Poor circulation can cause more serious health conditions. However, the mechanical act of exfoliation stimulates the blood flow to the skin. This motion improves the circulation and prevents premature signs of aging. Not only can you prevent future health issues, but you can also have a beautiful complexion.
Dirt and oil can get trapped and congested in the pores. These toxins can reduce the smooth appearance of your skin and enlarge your pores. Exfoliation removes surface dry skin cells, which will help unclog impurities from pores and keep your skin clear of blemishes.
Hyperpigmentation is dark spots found on the skin. These spots can occur from pregnancy, aging, or even genetics. Exfoliation helps break up the pigmented cells and accelerate the fading and lightening process.
Hydrates Dry Skin
Some of us make the mistake of slathering on creams and lotions to compensate for itchy, dry skin. The effective remedy to keep your skin hydrated is to exfoliate. Body scrubs help skin care products such as moisturizers absorb into our skin better.
Prevents Ingrown Hairs and Razor Bumps
Dead skin cells can potentially clog up razor blades, which leads to ingrown hairs and uneven skin tone. Removing the unwanted dead skin cells before shaving gives you a smoother, closer shave.
Whether you are sun tanning or fake tanning, exfoliating helps products like lotions and spray tans absorb better in the skin. Getting rid of dead skin cells before you apply tanning products will result in a longer lasting tan.
Exfoliation helps your mind let go of worries and stresses if only for a few moments. Helps you to think clearer and focus on what is important. Relaxation is essential for your overall well-being and happiness.
Ways To Exfoliate
Exfoliating gloves are a cheap option if you can’t afford expensive body scrubs. You can add water, soaps, scrubs or nothing. Some of these gloves are pretty rough, so be gentle when you are scrubbing away.
Exfoliating Body Lotion-
A great alternative to chemical peels is exfoliating body lotions. These lotions not only exfoliate but also rehydrates your skin. The ingredients in most body peels are too harsh for people who have sensitive skin.
The circular motion of the bristles can help detoxify your skin, by draining the lymph nodes. You can do this in the shower by moving the brush in a circular motion while working up your body .
The power behind facial cleansing brushes removes dirt and oil from your skin. It’s more effective than body scrubs, but safer than peels.