Exfoliating is one of the most essential elements of a skincare routine. So much more than shifting dead skin cells, exfoliation can be the key to keeping the skin soft, glowing, healthy and can even keep it looking youthful for longer.
In order to keep the skin at optimal health, we should try and exfoliate as part of our standard skincare routine at least twice a week. This should also involve using multiple exfoliating products to give specific attention to the different parts of our bodies. Scrub up on the true skincare benefits of exfoliation and find how to take full advantage…
#1 - It smooths and softens dry skin
Allowing dead cells to build up on the skin can leave it feeling seriously tight, dry and scaly. Regular exfoliation is essential for buffing away these particles to smooth the skin’s texture whilst allowing hydrating ingredients to absorb into the skin more effectively. Use an Exfoliating Body Scrub 2-3 times a week to keep the skin smooth and even whilst paying extra attention to rougher areas such as your elbows and knees. If you suffer with generally drier skin, be careful to choose a scrub which won’t be overly abrasive or irritating. The NUXE Reve de Miel Exfoliating Body Scrub is an incredible 2-in-1 formula which perfectly exfoliates whilst using nourishing honey and precious oils to soften and protect even sensitive skin types.
#2 - It boosts circulation
Using an exfoliating scrub can stimulate better blood circulation giving the face a more radiant, healthy glow. Enhanced circulation can also improve lymphatic drainage which helps to remove nasty toxins from the skin. Encourage this process by using the NUXE Facial Exfoliating Gel with Rose Petals to manually exfoliate the skin a few times a week. Apply a small amount to the hands before massaging into the face, concentrating on deep sweeping motions to increase blood flow and energise the complexion.
#3 - It prevents acne...
Regular exfoliation helps to clear out the pores and prevent acne build up. As well as dislodging dirt and grime, it removes dead skin cells which can block the pores and lead to breakouts. If you’re prone to oilinesss or acne regularly exfoliate the face with a gel formula such as The Aquabella Micro-Exfoliating Purifying Gel to maintain clear and luminous skin. With fine exfoliating particles, it cleanses deep down into the pores whilst using white water-lily and a natural blur complex to smooth away irregularities and excess sebum.
#4 - It stimulates skin cell renewal
Exfoliation also has major anti-ageing benefits. By removing the top layer of dead skin cells and revealing the new ones underneath, we can prompt new cell turnover and collagen synthesis to keep the skin plump, bright and youthful. This becomes particularly important as the skin matures and renews itself less frequently. Combat this by using a weekly exfoliating face mask - the NUXE Exfoliating Insta-masque is formulated with fine powder and floral water to exfoliate and even out the skin in just 2 minutes.
# 5 - it helps other skincare work harder
Dead skin can act as a barrier, preventing other skincare from penetrating the epidermis as effectively. By gently buffing away these dead cells, your skin is able to better absorb moisture, hydration and other targeted skincare products. This is why it’s particularly helpful to exfoliate before applying your weekly face mask; the treatment will be much more successful in targeting your specific skin concerns. Exfoliation can help your makeup products work better too, by smoothing out the skin’s surface your foundation and powder will look more flawless and be longer-lasting.
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