Updated: Mar 27
Being a human is pretty interesting... actually it's downright disgusting. Our skin sheds a whopping 500,000+ dead skin cells every 24 hours . That's approximately 1.5 pounds of skin cells per year. As a matter of fact , shedding skin contributes to 69-88% of dust in our homes. When you go days without exfoliating, dirt and dead skin just sits on your face. There are two different ways to exfoliate: You can use a physical exfoliator like our sugar scrubs to remove surface debris or a chemical exfoliator that chemically dissolves debris. Believe it or not, as abrasive as sugar scrubs may seem, they are actually safer and more gentle on your skin than using a chemical therefore it is 100% fine to use it every day if you wanted to. Here are the reasons you should be exfoliating 3-4x per week at the very least .
Exfoliating helps with the process of shedding skin by removing the dead skin cells that are sitting on your face and in your pores. It helps to unclog your pores in order to avoid blockages that ultimately cause breakouts, pimples, white heads & black heads. These things are hard to get rid of which makes exfoliating more often absolutely necessary if you want to maintain smooth skin & blockage free pores. In a way it's like resetting your skin.
It gives your other skincare products an opportunity to better penetrate your skin and do their job. When your skincare products that are rich in nutrients are able to deeply penetrate your skin , they're able to work more effectively. That's why exfoliation should always be included in your skincare routine, so your expensive moisturizers and serums can efficiently work their magic. The last thing you want is for your expensive moisturizers to be hindered by dead skin because dead skin becomes a barrier between your skin and moisturizers. When you get rid of that dead skin, it allows all your products to work together to bring you bright and glowing skin
Exfoliating helps with stimulating lymphatic drainage for internal cleansing to remove toxins and other unhealthy debris as well as stimulating oxygen rich blood to feed and nourish the skin's surface. Both of these leave you with glowing and radiant skin.
Finally, exfoliating regularly helps to stimulate collagen synthesis to improve your skin's texture, and keep the skin looking plump, tight, and young. Many people don't know that exfoliating actually offers anti-aging benefits which might be why so many people swear that it helps lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.