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Why You Should Exfoliate Weekly

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. 

Best exfoliator for oily skin 

Oily skin needs a gentle face scrub that works to refresh and improve texture.  

Our Oil Balancing Pore Refining Facial Scrub is perfect for oily skin as it uses natural exfoliating beads from Jojoba to gently polish the surface, while Bamboo Charcoal helps to keep pores clear of impurities.  

Best exfoliator for sensitive skin 

If you want to exfoliate but are worried it will be too harsh on your skin, our Rosehip Facial Scrub is the one for you.  

Combining grounded Rosehip Seeds with Walnut Shell, this scrub gently buffs skin, while Quandong and Camellia work to revitalise tired skin to reveal a glowing complexion. 

Best exfoliator for normal skin 

Our glow-promoting Brightening Jelly Exfoliator is perfect for normal skin types as it uses a natural source of Vitamin C, Bromelain and Natural Fruit Enzyme to gently remove impurities for a smoother, more radiant-looking complexion. Passionfruit Seed and Jojoba exfoliate dead cells and promote a more luminous tone for happy, healthy-feeling skin. 

If you are trying a product or ingredient for the first time, we always recommend a patch test first. 

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