There are many aspects to a good skincare regime or routine, but one area that tends to get neglected, even though it is important, is exfoliation. Many people are diligent about cleansing and moisturizing, but neglect to get rid of those dead skin cells on a regular basis.
There are many reasons why you should be exfoliating and here are three of them:
Clogged Pores – skin is naturally renewing itself on a regular basis. It’s a living organ and as such will keep growing and replenishing. All of those dead skin cells need to go somewhere! When pores become clogged this leads to breakouts and blemishes. One way to combat this is through regular exfoliation. Unblocking your pores reduces the occurrence of blackheads and whiteheads which can be problematic for your skin, particularly in the T-Zone area.
Dry Skin – If you have dry skin, perhaps the last thing you want to do is exfoliate as you may be worried that the abrasiveness of exfoliation will make your skin drier and could cause irritation. Nothing could be further from the truth! Exfoliation is a must for dry skin because the process of exfoliation removes that dry, flaky skin and this leaves behind newer, smoother skin. Make sure you use a good quality moisturiser after exfoliation and your skin will feel like new in no time at all.
Good health – Exfoliation is always recommended as a good skincare habit to get into, but did you know that exfoliation is also beneficial for your overall health and wellness? The action of exfoliation has a positive effect on your lymphatic system as it helps to improve your circulation and ease toxins out of your skin. If you want to look younger, then you should definitely add exfoliation to your skincare routine as it speeds up the skin renewal system and helps to ward off those annoying wrinkles and fine lines.
Hopefully we’ve made a strong case for exfoliation, but now the next question is what type of exfoliator should you use?
At Artesana we have just introduced our Superfruit Seed for this specific purpose. We’ve created the ultimate fruity blend by combining pomegranate, blueberry, acai, raspberry, vanilla bean, bamboo, rosehip and beetroot. This antioxidant blend will gently exfoliate your skin, leaving a brighter, fresher appearance underneath. It will help to smooth out your skin and eliminate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s amazing the magic that can be achieved from such a small pot!