As we age, our ability to effectively slosh off dead skin cells naturally fades. However, if you are vigilant with exfoliation you don’t need to worry! Here are some reasons why exfoliation is important:
- Regular exfoliation removes dead or damaged cells making way for regeneration and new cells.
- Exfoliation keeps your skin soft and glowing.
- Exfoliation increases the breathability of your skin and pores which are smothered by old cells – thereby helping to prevent acne.
- The process of exfoliation is stimulating and increases circulation and blood flow.
- Exfoliation can help with skin discoloration as it evens out the tone.
- Exfoliation aids moisturizers to penetrate the skin more deeply
- Exfoliation helps the body to detoxify by helping excretions to work themselves out
- Sugar – mix with olive oil for a wonderful glow. I also use this on my feet and hands. Or mix with honey (antimicrobial) and lemon (clarifying).
- Used coffee grinds – don’t use if you have delicate skin. It can temporarily plump your skin up!
- Baking soda – if it’s not already in your bathroom – get on it. Mix with water and rub the paste all over. Baking soda has many benefits to skin if used topically.
- Oatmeal – combine with water, olive oil and salt.
- Cornmeal – combine with heavy cream (milk products contain lactic acid–is a type of alpha-hydroxy acid, which naturally removes dead skin to promote new skin cell generation)