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Why Skin Exfoliation is good for you.

Written by: Tracy Date of published: . Posted in Uncategorized

In the winter months, it is easy to forget your skin care routine but in this blog we are going to talk about why skin exfoliation is good for you!

Why Skin Exfoliation is good for you. What is it?

Exfoliation is the removal of dry/dead skin cells on the surface of the skin and is one of the most important aspects of your home skincare routine for both your face and body. Exfoliation not only helps many skin problems, it also increases blood circulation, which in turn helps you to achieve healthy and glowing skin.

How often should you do it?

We suggest exfoliating twice a week as part of a good home care regime – both the face and body. While it’s important to remove dead skin it’s also important not to strip away too many of your natural oils, so a good balance is essential.

Aftercare:

  • Because you are increasing blood circulation, breaking down toxins our best advice is to drink lots of water which drains toxins and helps give those new skin cells a “drink from the inside”.
  • It is important to apply a good moisturiser to help hydrate the skin from the outside in.

So what are the benefits?

  • Blemished Skin
    • It is important for people with blemished skin to use an exfoliator on the face or body . We would suggest removing dead cells while keeping the skin clean and hydrating with a good moisturising lotion, lighter than a cream, making sure  that you apply the lotion with clean hands to prevent bacterial infection and spots.
  • Post-Breakout, Red and Dark Marks
    • After having a blemish on the skin there can sometimes be a dark mark left for a while. The best way to fade these dark marks is to exfoliate to remove those damaged skin cells and encourage new healthy skin tissue to grow through.
  • Clogged Pores
    • If you suffer from clogged pores, exfoliation helps to draw out congestion, otherwise known as blackheads and whiteheads. Most common areas for breakouts are the nose, chin and forehead.
  • Pigmentation
    • Pigmentation is the dark areas that come from age, pregnancy and changes in your hormones. Exfoliation is beneficial for breaking up pigmented cells, encouraging them to fade.
  • Dry Skin
    • If your skin is dry or dehydrated, you may find scaly or flakey areas which would benefit hugely from exfoliation. Once you have exfoliated an area of dry skin you can apply a moisturiser to the new skin cells.
  • Ingrowing Hairs
    • When you have your legs or bikini line waxed you are pulling the hair from the root. Although the hair will eventually grow back weaker, it sometimes cannot pierce through the skin and a red spot will appear around the hair. This is an ingrowing hair – Exfoliation the area you will remove dead skin and allow the hair to break through the skin.
  • General Health and Well Being
    • When you exfoliate the body you are increasing the blood circulation and lymphatic system which is very beneficial for the body, this helps encourage new skin cells, breaks down fatty tissues, and breaks down and drains toxins from the skin. After exfoliating the skin is left beautifully soft ready to absorb a good moisturiser.

Our Cleanse and Detox package is the perfect treatment to kick start your home skin care regime and would be a perfect addition to your monthly skincare routine. Contact us now to find out more and book an appointment.

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