Why You Need To Make Exfoliation A Part Of Your Skin Care Routine
Posted by Nitya Uppal in Skin Care
We all can agree on the fact that year after year we get attached to an increasing number of beauty products, whether it’s that amazing face cream you discovered last year or the mascara you’ve been using since your teenage years - there are some things we all feel naked without. So when you’re adding more and more beauty products to your already-overflowing bathroom cabinet, it is easy to wonder are they really worth the hype? Today we decided to tackle exfoliation and tell you if and why you need it - a quick lowdown on the top exfoliating products you should be using to get healthy skin.
Do You Really Need It?
In the simplest terms, exfoliation is the easiest way of getting rid of the unneeded dead skin layer on your body. It consists of treatments such as chemical peels and facials or mechanical means including a pumice stone, micro-bead scrubs or even microfibre cloths. To buff away dull skin you need a good body scrub that can help you achieve a radiant glow that sometimes seems missing. Not only that, the friction is the reason you may be able to flaunt even-toned skin.
When Should You Use It?
Ideally at the end of a long hard day, find time to slough down your entire body to remove everyday grime and leave it feeling revitalised. In case you’re used to rushing through your morning shower on weekdays, take an hour out on the weekend and create an at-home spa. This minor change in your routine will help you achieve the goal of a brighter, luminous complexion.
And Finally, Which One?
Now that you’ve understood what an exfoliator stands for we’re guessing that you’d like to know which are the top exfoliating products available in the market. An excellent product that deserves a moment in the spotlight is Aveda’s Botanical Kinetics Exfoliant £16.20 as it removes old skin cells from the surface and gently cleanses your skin leaving it soft and refreshed. Another product we can’t get enough of is Clearasil’s Ultra Rapid Action Scrub £5.39 as its containing exfoliating beads work super fast to open blocked pores for visibly clearer skin in as little as 12 hours.
When it comes to your facial skin a gentler touch is required, hence pick up a dedicated product such as Burt’s Bees Citrus Facial Scrub £10.99. Its formula contains natural ingredients such as ground almonds, oats and pecans blended with rose petals to provide gentle exfoliation. It’s a mild product which uses orange and grapefruit oils to remove traces of dirt and sweet almond oil and glycerin moisturise your skin.
While we can go on about the importance of exfoliation, there is such a thing as overdoing it. One of the key steps that everyone seems to ignore is that after exfoliation it is important to protect your skin from losing its natural oils. For best results use a hydrating cleanser for your face and we love a good virgin coconut oil rub on our body. Another option is Benefit’s Refined:finish Facial Polish which is a creamy scrub that uses tiny exfoliating molecules with detoxifying clay plus mineral-rich seaweed extract to absorb excess oil and infuse skin with nutrients, leaving your skin feeling nourished and revitalised.
If you’ve been skipping on this step in your daily beauty regime, now you know why it’s important in keeping your skin feeling amazing and looking radiant. Start using these top exfoliating products and you’ll be surprised at home good your skin feels within a few days!
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