Exfoliating is the process of removing dead skin cells, oil and other nasties that sit on top of your skin. If you like to look after your skin then you have most likely heard of this procedure and some of its benefits. Simply put, exfoliating improves the appearance of your skin tone and radiance, giving it a fresh, re-energised look!
In this blog we cover the top 5 benefits of exfoliation, and why we think you should make it a part of your daily skincare routine!
1. Boost Blood Flow
Exfoliation helps to stimulate blood flow, which in turn helps to flush out toxins, leaving you with an instant, shiny skin surface. It’s not just a temporary benefit either because an improved blood flow means more collagen production. This will minimise the appearance of cellulite, and improve skin elasticity, giving you an all over glow and radiance. A better blood circulation also helps to increase the amount of oxygen and nutrients that reach your skin cells. Thus helping to boost your skin's appearance even more, leaving it with a super natural glow!
2. Exfoliating improves your skin’s texture
Your skin cells don't live forever, so when they die, they tend to build up and clog your pores. This could explain why you think your skin looks somewhat dull or rough.
A huge benefit of exfoliating with a natural body scrub is that you will be able to get rid of all the dead skin cells, and any excess oil or debris, revealing your new (shiny!) skin cells. Not only that, exfoliation also helps to rejuvenate and re-energize new skin cells by encouraging your skin tissue to grow which in turn enhances the texture and the tone of your skin, meaning it feels much smoother and appears much brighter.
3. Exfoliating unclogs your pores
Clogged pores usually come to light when excess oil and other nasties get trapped under a layer of dead skin cells. They are often found most commonly in people who have naturally oily skin, however it’s a problem that can affect us all and makes it very difficult for our skin to look its best.
With the help of some gentle exfoliation, you can easily remove these dead skin cells and the oil that is clogging up your pores. Essentially, this process sheds the first two layers of dead skin, freeing up your face to work more naturally. This leaves your pores much smaller, helping your skin to look smoother, healthier and radiant!
4. Exfoliating prevents acne breakouts
If you struggle with acne, gentle exfoliation can definitely benefit you. Acne can be caused by varying factors, but many spots and blemishes occur because of clogged pores that have trapped dirt and bacteria.
Since exfoliation helps to unclog pores, it can also help to prevent future blemishes from appearing. Instead of directly extracting pimples and other nasty spots, exfoliators actually help your skin to naturally heal these blemishes on its own, and much faster too. By exfoliating a couple of times per week, you will remove the excess oil that is clogging up your pores, and causing breakouts, which will help to prevent any kind of blemishes before they even reach the surface of your skin!
5. Enhances the effectiveness of your skin care products
What is the point of applying a really luxurious skincare product onto skin that is desperately needing a good scrub? The product will just cling onto the older cells and sit on the surface of your skin, rather than getting deep into your pores and showcasing the benefits it should. By exfoliating gently, you remove these dead skin cells and leave your pores open and ready to feed off the nutrients you give them!
If you want to transform your skin and treat it to some gentle exfoliation, you can check out our range of 100% natural body scrubs.