Beauty Babe: Exfoliation
Scrub a dub dub. Exfoliation is one of the keys to glowing, smooth, and soft skin. Exfoliating has changed my skin forever! My skin has never been so healthy and soft. I’ll run you down on some ways you can exfoliate and give you some information about the benefits of exfoliation.
Exfoliation sloughs of dead skin
A reason why this is so beneficial is because the more dead skin that build up on top of each other, it causes the skin to age fast. So exfoliation is a great anti-aging remedy.
Exfoliation keeps your skin glowing
Since exfoliation removes dead skin cells. The new skin can breath and radiate. Think of it almost like washing your car. You scrub your car clean, and it becomes shiny again. Silly analogy, but you get the picture, right?
Our pores expand when dirt and dead skin starts building up on our skin. When we exfoliate, we release all that build up causing our pores to minimize.
Exfoliation releases all the toxins and nasty build up that our environment bombards us with everyday. Releasing all the toxins and environmental stressors helps maintain healthy skin.
Here’s a few ways you can exfoliate your skin.
Loofahs are great for gentle everyday exfoliation. Not only to they exfoliate but it feels so amazing on your skin. Like a spa treatment. Add your favorite moisturizing body wash and slough off dead skin while getting all bubbly.
Dry brushing is for the intermediate exfoliator. Dry brushing can be pretty abrasive on the skin, but it improves circulation and clears out the lymphatic system (fantastic right?) You can get a body brush at your local beauty store and start brushing your skin from bottom to top (toe to head) That way you’re circulating upwards to promote perky and plump skin. This works optimal on dry skin.
And last but certainty not least, sugar scrubs. I looooove sugar scrubs and use them everyday. You can make your own or buy them. I love mixing my own ingredients so I can customize for what my body and skin truly needs. Hop in your shower and start scrubbing away! For optimal results, start from bottom to top.
I’d recommend exfoliating of 2-3 days a week to start. And when your body gets used to it, you can do it everyday if you like. Just listen to your body.
Stay happy, healthy, and sexy!