Before you even think about exfoliating, you need to know what it is and what it does.
Exfoliating is really just a fancy word for removing dead skin cells.
It is the process of removing the dead skin cells from the skin, so your newer, fresher skin cells are left at the top. Your skin feels smoother and looks much more radiant that it did just before.
You’ll also find that it can clear the pores of all the dirt and oils much easier, so you’re left with cleaner skin ready for your day or night ahead.
Exfoliation can also rejuvenate the skin. During the winter, it is easy to want to hide away. Your skin may not get as much sun as it needs, and it starts to look dull. By creating a beauty routine that you follow throughout the year, you will have sun-ready skin all the time.
Exfoliating done properly with the right products can do wonders for your skin. Exfoliating is the most important step in your skin care regime aside from cleansing. Regular exfoliation helps to remove the dead skin cells and debris that can clog pores and lead to acne causing bacteria. This makes exfoliating especially important for those with oily skin.
In addition to preventing acne, exfoliating can help brighten dull skin and smooth rough skin creating a more radiant complexion overall. It also allows other treatments to penetrate more deeply into the skin.
So the tip to beautiful skin is exfoliating. Having a good exfoliating routine is the key to the smooth and glowing skin.
Exfoliating can also help make dry skin look smoother and softer. You get rid of the flakes that appear.
How often should you exfoliate?
Exfoliating is something that you need to do on a regular basis. It will create a beautiful, shiny and soft skin. The trick is not to overdo it and use the right products on the right types of skin. With softer, glowing skin, you can focus on enhancing it with makeup, rather than trying to cover it up every day!While exfoliating is good for the skin, it is only beneficial in moderation. There is such a thing as too much of a good thing, and too much exfoliating can be bad for you.
When you are using an exfoliate, chances are you won’t need to use it more than once a week.
A little does go a long way, with any type of exfoliate. Not only will this work out better for your skin, but it is also better for your bank balance. Your products last longer, so you don’t need to buy them as often.
The only people who should exfoliate more often are those with oily skin. This is due to the excess oils and grime that can get within the pores. You won’t need to do it more than twice a week.
It is a necessary stage of the beauty routine if you want the best-looking skin. You have smoother, healthier-looking skin that has fewer pimples and blackheads.
If you have oily skin, you can find exfoliating extremely beneficial. Not only will you remove the dead skin cells, but you can remove excess oil out of the pores. In some cases, it can help to restore the natural balance of the oil. Those with oily skin have a thicker Epidermis layer, and exfoliating can get within it and clean it completely.
Exfoliating Sensitive Skin
If you have sensitive skin, you need to get a product that is suitable. This is more than just looking at a label that says “for sensitive skin.” You need to look at the ingredients to make sure it doesn’t have anything that irritates your skin.
Always try any product on a small area of the skin, first. On the wrist or ankle is usually the best as the areas are easier to hide and you will be able to see visibly if there is an irritation right away. Don’t worry about initial redness, but look out for prolonged problems.
What is the difference in using a Certified Organic Exfoliator and other Non-Organic brands?
If you use products from some of the world’s biggest beauty brands, chances are you’re pumping our waterways full of plastic.
Next time you wash your face, think of the sludge that you’ve just dumped in the rivers and ocean. Not from your skin but from microbeads. Microbeads are tiny bits of plastic found in many exfoliating body washes and facial scrubs. While microbeads are no better at scrubbing the skin than particles of shells or seeds, they’re much cheaper to mass-produce. This is why manufacturers have increasingly replaced natural materials with plastic shards.
Organic Body and Skin products do not have microbeads in any of our Certified Organic skin and body care products.
For your Exfoliating needs we recommend the following products:
Andalou Pearl Exfoliator
Andalou Naturals have a beautiful exfoliator that is perfect for Sensitive skin. 1000 Roses Pearl Exfoliator while being gentle on the skin it lifts away impurities and dull, dry surface cells.
Combination, Dull, Uneven complexion
Andalou Chia + Omega Radiant Skin Polish
Andalou Naturals has a beautiful exfoliator that is perfect for dull skin and uneven complexions. Radiant Skin Polish with Chia + Omega will gently buff and exfoliate dull, dry, flaky skin. It stimulates healthy cell turnover leaving the skin appearing younger and fresher with a radiant glow.