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Beauty & Health Benefits of Exfoliation

Body polishes & scrubs are some of the most overlooked beneficial skin treatments that even the low maintenance beauty regime subscribers should incorporate into their regular habits. The body naturally exfoliates, sheds dry, old, hardened skin cells so new cells can come to the surface, but sometimes this process isn’t as efficient as it should be which causes premature aging & breakouts . By exfoliating at least weekly you can prevent the above problems & benefit from not only process of exfoliation, but the botanicals & minerals contained within the product you choose.

Oily skin acts as a glue that holds dead skin cells to the surface slowing the body’s natural ability to exfoliate. This can contribute to clogged pores, the build-up of acne bacteria, & breakouts. That is why it is uber important for those with oily skin to exfoliate regularly. By removing old, dead skin cells & encouraging proper cellular turn over, you maintain healthier, youthful, & radiant skin. Exfoliating both removes the old dead skin cells & speeds up cellular regeneration enabling new healthy skin cells to grow.

As we age cellular turnover slows down, especially skin cells, potentially creating excessive dead, dull, lackluster, unhealthy, or wrinkled skin. Proper exfoliation removes the barrier of dead skin cells clogging & uncovers fresh new cells below. This opens the way for moisturizing products to penetrate more deeply into the skin, which makes them more effective. How do I know if I need to exfoliate? A simple test you can do at home to see if you have surface dry skin cells on your skin is to take a piece of clear tape & apply it to the forehead. Rub it gently and remove. Look at the tape, and if there are little pieces of flaky skin, then you need to exfoliate!

Some other benefits & of exfoliation include:

  • Diminishing red, dark marks, age spots, hyperpigmentation, & breakout scars on the skin. The more you remove the surface damaged cells, the more you are ridding the skin of the marks & encouraging the formation of new healthy skin cells.Combined with a skin lightening agent, such as Vitamin C, found in our Reawaken Pomegranate Face Scrub & Rejuvenate Facial Serum, it helps accelerate the fading process.

  • Open clogged pores removing blackheads, small whiteheads, & little clogged bumps on the skin.

  • For dry skin so often we tend to load up on heavier creams to compensate for the dryness. But dry skin means you have dry skin cell buildup. Instead, increase your exfoliation to remove the dry skin cells, & then moisturize the new skin cells, resulting in moister skin.

  • Improve skin texture, smoothing.

  • Get a closer shave & save razor blades from being clogged by dead skin.

Check out our Organic Small Batch Coffee Vanilla Toning, Lemon Lavender Cleansing, & Reawaken Pomegranate Vitamin C under Beauty in the Wildcraft Apothecary store!

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