Here's Why You Should Exfoliate
Have you been contemplating exfoliating your face but don't know where to start? This is a good starting point for you; face exfoliation 101. Exfoliation of the skin simply means, to get rid of old or dead skin cells by using a physical or chemical exfoliant. The skin on your face is more delicate than your body so be sure use products that will not cause damage.
TYPES OF EXFOLIATION
You can exfoliate with a physical product or chemical product. Physical exfoliants can be coffee, jojoba beads, oatmeal, sugar, walnut shells, pumice to name a few. Chemical excfoliants are glucolic acid, salicylic acid, azaleic acid, citric acid, lactic acid to name a few. These act to dissolve the dead cells revealing the new cells underneath.
Your skin will do some of this cell turnover work but it needs some help to make sure your pores don't get clogged causing acne. Exfoliating will give way to new brighter skin, unclog pores and reduce breakouts. Can't stand your sun spots, exfoliating can reduce their appearance as well.
Be aware of your skin type to make sure you are giving your skin what it needs. Oily skin benefit more from chemical exfoliant while physical exfoliation is a great way to exfoliate dry or dehydrated skin and combination skin. You want to use an exfoliant that will be gentle yet effective like Jojoba beads. Jojoba beads are gentle, effective and biodegradable. Jojoba beads are less abrasive and provide a great end product when mixed with emollients. Giving way to softer, smoother and more yoputhful skin.
Remember, you do not want to cause damage to your skin so be sure not to over exfoliate. Consider starting your exfoliating routine at about 1-2 times per week to allow your skin to get used to this new process. Especially if you have sensitive, dry or combination skin. Good exfoliating pratice includes:
- Drinking plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated
- Using sunscreen
- Applying moisturizer after exfoliating
- Facial massages
- Include your lips
- Start with wet face
- Cleanse before exfoliating
DIY FACE MASK - here’s a free DIY face mask to try at home. You can sub oats and banana for 1 avocado.
2 tbsp. of oats
1/2 of a ripe banana
1 teaspoon of raw honey
- Peel banana and mash in a bowl using a fork
- Add honey and oats; mix until combined
- Gently massage onto face using upward circular motions
- Leave on face for 15 minutes
- Rinse off with cold water and pat (not rub!) dry
If you're ready to get your new routine started and be ready for skin to glow this summer, try our Jojoba Bead Brightening Face Scrub today. Your vacation will thank you :)