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The Whys and Hows of Exfoliation

by | Nov 26, 2019 | 1 comment


Exfoliating strips the outer layer of your skin and removes dull skin and dirt. Here we’ll discuss the whys and hows of exfoliation. Additional benefits increase blood circulation and brighten and improve the overall appearance of your skin. Exfoliating is an excellent regimen for aging skin. Unsure where to start? Read on to learn more about the benefits, homemade scrubs, and physical exfoliation.

How Many Times Should I Exfoliate?

Many of us over-exfoliate. Again, exfoliating strips the outer layer of your skin. The outer layer is the thinnest, but it’s responsible for protecting us from the harsh environment. Removing this layer by peeling the skin will look smoother, brighter, and younger. We reason,” the more, the better.” That is not true because the new skin needs time to develop into a new protective outer layer. Your skin naturally sheds dead skin cells to make room for new cells every 30 days or so. To help nature along exfoliate once or twice a week. If you have oily skin, you can exfoliate three or four times a week.

What is Physical Exfoliation?

Manual exfoliation using DIY scrubs, cleansing scrubs, natural body brushes, and loofahs. And the Benefit? Ease of access! You can do it at home, offers immediate results, and is inexpensive.

Homemade Exfoliating Masks

The Benefits

  • Remove dead skin cells
  • Younger looking skin
  • Brighter skin
  • Remove impurities
  • Softens the skin
  • Better blood circulation

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XOXO, Heidi

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