What is it?
Exfoliating is an essential part of your self care routine. According to Healthline and the American Academy of Dermatology, exfoliation can leave your skin looking brighter and improve the effectiveness of topical skin care products by enhancing absorption. The process of exfoliating is removing dead skin cells from the surface of the skin allowing for more radiant, healthy, and glowing skin.
There are many benefits of exfoliating the skin like increasing cell turnover, evening skin tone, unclogging pores, and improving the overall texture of the skin.
Not only is exfoliation a vast benefit for your skin, the act of intentionally taking the time to go the extra step in your skin care routine is a form of self care. Taking it a step further, knowing the value and quality of the products and ingredients you place on your skin is the best form of self care you can offer to yourself.
Exfoliation has many benefits for the skin, but if done incorrectly may cause more irritation than anything. The American Academy of Dermatology offers 5 tips for how to safely exfoliate at home.
- Consider the products you already use
- Know your skin type & choose the best exfoliant for you skin
- Be Gentle
- Find a exfoliation schedule that works for you
After exfoliation, we suggest using a quality moisturizer to hydrate and soothe the skin.