Welcome weekly exfoliation into your routine to say goodbye to dry, dull skin and hello to a brighter complexion all over. If you’re new to exfoliation, don’t worry. Let us explain what it is, the benefits for your skin, and how to exfoliate for the best results.
What does exfoliate mean?
Exfoliation is simply the removal of dead cells from the surface of your skin.
Your skin naturally gets rid of dry flakes after around 30 days, but exfoliating yourself helps to remove dead skin cells early to prevent dehydration and clogged pores.
You can exfoliate with facial peels, scrubs or soap to remove the rough outer layer of your skin, or you can use tools such as a mitt or loofah.
Benefits of exfoliating
Not only do facial exfoliators remove dead skin cells and help to prevent clogged pores, but they can leave the face looking brighter and healthier for an improved complexion all over. Exfoliation also enhances the absorption of skincare products for increased results.
1. Improves skin tone and texture
Facial exfoliation targets dry flakes, pigmentation and rough skin. Scrubbing away old skin cells promotes skin cell renewal, giving your complexion a much-needed boost.
Exfoliating once a week can also help to break down dead skin, smoothing the texture on the surface for a softer look and feel.
2. Unclogs pores
Not only does facial exfoliation remove dead skin, but it also dislodges stubborn bacteria that gets trapped in your pores (yes, even after cleansing).
Removing this unwanted dirt cleanses skin from the inside out and prevents it from clogging your pores and causing breakouts, leading to a more vibrant finish.
3. Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
Regular exfoliation can help to stimulate collagen production, promoting skin elasticity and improving overall texture.
Facial exfoliation also helps to boost skin cell renewal for tighter, plumper-looking skin. It actively encourages skin cell turnover for a brighter, more youthful-looking complexion.
4. Helps other products work better
Dead skin and bacteria act as a barrier between your skin and the products you put on it. They prevent these products from penetrating the skin and doing their job, so it’s important to exfoliate to get rid of them.
Clearing the skin allows your skincare products to penetrate deeper and work more effectively for the best results.
How to exfoliate your face
Start by washing your hands. Then, dispense a small amount of a natural face exfoliator on your fingertips. Using small circular motions, gently massage the product into your face and neck for about 30 seconds. Rinse well with warm water and pat dry before applying a natural moisturiser.
Best exfoliator for you face
Depending on your skin type, these are the best exfoliators to help you achieve a bright, clear-looking complexion.
Best exfoliator for dry skin
For dry skin, it’s important to use an exfoliant that buffs away dry flakes while replenishing lost moisture.
Our 2-in-1 Exfoliating Coffee and Coconut Masque uses a blend of Aloe Vera, Coconut Shell and locally-sourced Coffee Beans to leave skin feeling energised, polished and silky smooth. Rich in Vitamin E, this exfoliator works to replenish moisture levels – making it perfect for dry skin.