Exfoliating Your Way to Smooth Clearer Skin

It should go without out saying… it takes some work and effort to maintain a healthy looking skin! The beauty industry today offers a multitude of choices when it comes to skincare treatments and products. With so many skincare options on the market these days, it can be a bit of a mind-boggle trying to pin-point which products and treatments are right for your skin.

The skin itself is the largest organ of the body measuring roughly 20 square feet – that’s pretty amazing! The skin protects us from harmful elements by regulating body temperature and permitting the sensations of touch, heat and cold. When our bodies experience stress, the skin shows signs of distress in different ways to help make us aware that something is not quite right somewhere – this can show up as breakouts, swelling, discolouration or redness. To help maintain and repair the rate at which the skin functions, it is important to be mindful about how our bodies and skin changes over time. I have written this blog to help you understand how exfoliation as part of a healthy skincare regime can help you keep on top of some good ‘healthy skin habits’.

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ike flower petals, skin cells naturally shed ultimately revealing a new layer of skin roughly every 28 days – this process is called desquamation. The process of desquamation can be affected by lifestyle, face masks, makeup, shaving, sun exposure, the natural ageing process, and other environmental factors. Through desquamation, the skin’s appearance is improved exposing fresh new cells. This natural process needs to happen to keep the skin looking and feeling younger which helps prevent excessive dryness and other skin conditions that can affect the skin’s appearance and texture.

There is clear evidence that exfoliating the skin regularly provides a plethora of benefits whilst improving blood and lymph circulation. Skin exfoliation is also a great prevention and control for bumps resulting from ingrowing hairs. Individuals with thicker skins and coarse hair tend to be the victims of these annoying breakouts; using a face or body scrub at least 24 hours before waxing, shaving or any other form of hair removal unblocks pores preventing new hair growth from being blocked under the skin.

Full body exfoliation is one of the most effective ways of maintaining a healthy complexion and tan throughout the year. It helps you achieve a healthy and even tan that lasts longer naturally – you won’t have to top-up your tan as frequently! Book in for a Nourishing Body Peel for a Himalayan salt top to toe body exfoliation at least a day before your holiday, tan or body wax treatment.

When the skin has been properly exfoliated, treatment serums, moisturisers and other topical products are absorbed much easier by the freshly exposed skin cells promoting better skin hydration levels and elasticity – this also helps to normalise the skin’s natural protective barrier making it more resilient to irritation and other superficial damage. Did I mention skin exfoliation can help knock back signs of ageing? The mechanism of exfoliation acts as a massage to awaken and stimulate the underlying musculature of the skin – this helps relax tight superficial muscles improving their tone… that’s natural anti-ageing at its finest!

If ever in doubt about what types of exfoliation methods are right for you, get in touch with us and we will be happy to assist and advise as much as we can.

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