Why Exfoliation Is The Key To Radiant Skin

Why Exfoliation Is The Key To Radiant Skin

It’s the skincare secret all women with glowing skin know about.


From improving your diet to exercising regularly, there are a number of lifestyle changes you can make to boost your skin’s luminosity and achieve a constant glowing, radiant complexion. One of the simplest and most important is to exfoliate regularly. It can be easily built into your regular beauty routine and the stunning results will be reward enough for any extra time spent. Here’s what you need to know…

What is exfoliation?

Your skin is constantly shedding dead cells from its surface, renewing itself with fresh, healthy cells from within. Approximately 35,000 – 40,000 cells are discarded naturally every minute, but sometimes that’s just not enough to reveal a glow, so it’s smart to give nature a helping hand by manually sloughing away the superfluous cells.

Why is exfoliation so important?

If you have an excess of dead cells sitting on the surface of the skin, it can block pores and lead to blackheads, pimples or acne. Skin will appear dull and lifeless. Not only that, this also means moisturizer, serums and other treatment products will be less effective, as they can’t be easily absorbed into the active cells.

How do I exfoliate?

There are different ways to support the natural exfoliation process, and much of it comes down to personal preference. Whichever method you use, though, it’s important to remember that facial skin requires a much gentler touch than the skin on the rest of your body.

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How to exfoliate your face

Gone are the days when abrasive scrubs aggressively sloughed away dead cells on your face, leaving skin irritated and angry. Advances in dermatological research have resulted in specially developed formulas and methods that deliver optimum exfoliation, with very little graft. Your skin doesn’t have to show your age.

How to exfoliate your body

It’s easy to forget to care for your skin when it’s wrapped in layers of cozy clothes all winter. But now that spring is here, it’s the perfect time to give your body a boost for warmer days ahead. Lower necklines, short sleeves and bare legs all mean more flesh is on show, and the combination of freezing temperatures and central heating will have taken their toll on skin over recent months.

For optimum results, use an exfoliating body brush in circular motions on dry skin before you get in the shower, then use an exfoliating shower wash with built-in moisturizers to leave your skin fresh and glowing with health when you step out.

Just as it does on the face, exfoliation rejuvenates your skin, revealing new cells and a healthy glow. Plus, it primes the body for everything from hydrating body creams and fake tans to hair removal treatments, so you’ll achieve much better results using them on exfoliated skin.

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