What Does Exfoliation Do?

Exfoliation is the process by which the damaged, outer layer of the skin is removed. Most skin types can benefit from exfoliation, though skin type should be taken into account to find the exfoliant with the least amount of irritation. Even though irritation is a risk, exfoliation will actually improve skin health of those who have dry skin, oily skin, blackheads, acne, sun-damaged skin, flaky skin (not caused by a skin disorder or disease), because it removes dead skin cells from the surface of the skin.

Here come some tips:

  • Don’t Forget the Lips: Lips can benefit from exfoliating as much as the rest of the body. One of the most popular methods is to use a soft baby’s toothbrush.
  • On To The Neck: We are often so aware of the deteriorization of the neck as we age, that we sometimes treat it too gently. A mild exfoliator can remove dead skin cells that we haven’t even tried to remove. Imagine how much fresher this area could look if you lose a few months worth of these cells.
  • Mild Exfoliation For These Areas: Elbows and knees are often ignored and they can often become rough and dry. A damp facecloth can gently exfoliate the area followed with a good moisturizer.
  • Exfoliation and Self Tanning: Exfoliation is very important especially if you are going to apply self tanner to your feet. Be sure to exfoliate every bit of dead skin or you will notice streaks that are darker than others.
  • More Reasons to Exfoliate Your Feet: When the hot weather arrives, you won’t want anyone to see dead skin cells and those dry, cracked heels peeking out of your sandals. Have you checked lately? It is more common than you might imagine. Luckily, there are a lot of foot exfoliation products on the market and an effective one that is also inexpensive is scrub called Bare Foot by Freeman.

Cleanser Recipe Tip

Here is a quick little recipe to make a face exfoliator! And all the ingredients are probably right in your kitchen! All you need is a few tablespoons of oatmeal and a little cheesecloth or muslin. Now, dampen the oatmeal bag in water and rub over your face… gently do it for a couple ofminutes. That should be enough to rid your face of dead skin cells and even loosen a few blackheads. Finally, take a little of the wet oatmeal and apply it directly to your face. Leave it there for about 5 minutes and then rinse with warm water. Your face should glow! 🙂

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