Exfoliation is the key to glowing skin... especially as we transition from summer to fall! Time to get rid of all the built up dead skin, oil, products, and other nasties sitting on top of the skin.
While exfoliation is definitely essential as part of a healthy skin care ritual, over-exfoliation can do more harm than good.
But when you’re using a product formulated with gentle ingredients, it sloughs away dead skin while maintaining your skin’s delicate moisture balance. This means your skin is never going to be at risk of microscopic tears (caused by conventional exfoliators) that may impair your lipid barrier. And that is when the results will speak for themselves!
In this article we touch on just a few benefits of exfoliation and how using a natural exfoliator can drastically improve your complexion. At the end, we’ll also share a few of our favourite natural exfoliators you can feel confident using on your skin.
Boosts blood flow
Exfoliation helps to stimulate blood flow, bringing it closer to the surface of the skin for a beautiful instant, rosy flush.
It’s not only a temporary benefit though! Improved blood flow means improved collagen production, which is good news for sagging skin that’s showing the natural signs of ageing!
Enhances absorption of your skin care products
There’s no point in applying your luxurious lotions and oils onto skin in desperate need of a scrub. The product will only cling to the old skin cells and simply sit on the surface of the skin, rather than absorbing into your pores.
Exfoliation will get rid of these dead skin cells so your pores are open and ready to receive the nutrients you feed them!
Unclogs the pores
Speaking about open pores, because exfoliation removes dirt and debris from the pores, you won’t only enjoy enhanced absorption of your skin care products, you’ll also enjoy fewer breakouts. Yay!
Smooths the skin tone and texture
Tired of bumpy skin that tends to always have a dry patch or two? And don’t even think about applying makeup, it’s always patchy! If this sounds like you, then what are you waiting for? Get scrubbing!
Exfoliation helps to smooth the skin beautifully and will even out uneven tone and texture for baby soft skin that deserves to be shown off.
Leaves your complexion luminous
Last, but definitely not least, regular exfoliation will promote a beautiful, radiant glow that will leave you feeling so confident and proud of your gorgeous skin, the way it should be!
A few of our favourite natural exfoliators
You simply can’t go wrong with a trio of oatmeal, green tea and lavender as found in the Regenerating and Stimulating Exfoliator by Province Apothecary.
Looking to enjoy the smoothing benefits of exfoliation on a daily basis? Try our Petal Purity Exfoliating Cleanser by Cocoon Apothecary! It’s formulated with silky and gentle oils that make it perfect for use every day! Or opt for a unique product from Indie Lee... the Gentle Daily Peel! Made with fruit acids to gently dissolve the top layer of dead skin, built-up product, unwanted texture, etc.
This Kukui & Jojoba Bead Exfoliator by Pai Skincare is suitable for all skin types and 100% microbead free.Happy exfoliating! Leave any questions or comments down below.