Is exfoliation a regular part of your skincare regime? Bypassing exfoliation can leave your skin looking dull, rough and unhealthy. Exfoliation is essential for removing the build-up of dry skin cells and any dirt on the surface of your skin. Here are 5 reasons you should exfoliate regularly:
1. Exfoliation improves skin texture
Exfoliation is a fantastic way to revitalise your skin. Toxins, impurities and dry skin cells can leave your skin feeling bumpy, rough and lacklustre. Exfoliation removes these excess skin cells, evening the texture of your face and increasing blood circulation and oxygen to the skin’s surface. This is an easy way for your skin to look younger and more vibrant.
2. Exfoliation reduces the size of your pores
Layers of oil and debris can become lodged inside pores, leaving them congested and clogged. This can make your pores appear larger and uneven. Exfoliation with a gentle natural coffee scrub will enhance your complexion, leaving you with a vibrant and youthful look.
3. Exfoliation reduces blemishes
When oil and dirt accumulate on the skin’s surface, pores and hair follicles can become clogged. These blockages increase the likelihood of pimples and blackheads. By exfoliating regularly, you can release these excess oils and impurities and help control your breakouts. It is vital that you use a gentle natural exfoliant that is free from harsh ingredients that may irritate your skin. A natural, vegan salt scrub would be ideal.
4. Exfoliation helps to reduce the signs of ageing
As your skin matures, its natural exfoliation process slows. It begins to lose elasticity and can become dry because it takes longer for new skin cells to reach the surface. This slowed process can make skin appear dull, enhancing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Regular exfoliation, however, can rejuvenate mature skin by lightening age spots and maintaining its suppleness.
5. Exfoliation improves the effectiveness of your skincare products
The build-up of dead skin cells and debris on the surface of the skin can limit the effectiveness of serums and moisturisers. By exfoliating regularly these layers can be easily removed, improving the absorption of your products and maximising their effects. This ensures that your skin is nourished, healthy and glowing.
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For first blog for the year and I wanted to keep it fun and summer themed. As the weather has shockingly been turning it on here in Newy over the last week (La Niña who???), indoor activities are out and sunshine, and outdoor fun and in!
However as much as we try our hardest to SLIP, SLOP, SLAP! We can never be too careful with our skin, especially here in Australia with that bloody great big hole in the ozone layer.
Enter Vitamin E.
Vitamin E is a tried and true ingredient in body and face moisturisers and there’s a good reason for that. It works. We traditionally know vitamin E as a treatment for scars, skin discolourations and anti-aging but did you know that it helps prevent and heal sunburn? Here are some Vitamin E tidbits to solidify why it really is the queen of ‘must have’ skin care ingredients.