Sunday, April 24, 2016

Benefits of Exfoliating.

Hello Gals!

It really has been too long and I have missed you all so much!  It really feels good to be blogging again.

Today, to get the ball rolling again, I thought we would jump right in with skin care....one of my favorite topics!
 
Benefits of exfoliating the skin



As most of you know, taking care of your skin every day by cleansing, toning and moisturizing is very beneficial however, there is another important factor to having and maintaining healthy skin and that is to exfoliate. 
 
Incorporating exfoliation into your skin care routine is a fantastic way to perk up dull skin and improve the skins' appearance.

Benefits of Exfoliating:
  • Improves the Skins texture and Maintains Youthful Appearance: Exfoliating buffs away dead skin cells allowing the new underlying fresh and healthy cells to be visible, resulting in your complexion having a radiant glow. Also, as we age our skin loses elasticity allowing those pesky little wrinkles to appear, exfoliating can also help reduce the appearance of them. It also speeds up the cell renewal process which also decreases as we age.
  • Reduces the Appearance of Pores: In addition to removing dead skin cells, exfoliating reaches deep down into pores removing all the dirt and debris. Pores appear to be larger when dirt and grime is trapped in them. After exfoliation, pores should reduce in size giving your skin a smoother look.
  • Helps Acne Prone Skin: When acne prone skin sheds, cells glue together and stick to the skin, which clogs pores leading to black heads and blemishes. Therefore, exfoliating regularly is essential for acne prone skin.
  • Increases Absorption: Once the dead skin cells have been exfoliated from the skin, moisturizers and other skin care essentials will be absorbed more effectively.

Even though exfoliating is beneficial, it can also have a few negative effects if done incorrectly or done too often eg. raw red skin, broken capillaries etc.
I recommend exfoliating at least once or twice a week.


Tell Tail Signs of Over Exfoliation
  • Irritation and redness
  • Sensitivity 
  • Excessively dry skin
  • Broken blood vessels 

If you find that you have over exfoliated, to soothe the skin use mild products that have calming and soothing ingredients like Vitamin E, Chamomile, Cucumber etc. and try to avoid products that are heavily scented and that contain exfoliators.

Thanks for reading Gals! I hope this post was useful to you.

Do you exfoliate? If so, what is your go to product?



Keisha xo


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24 comments

  1. This is very helpful and true about over exfoliating.

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  2. These are great benefits of exfoliating Keisha, thanks for sharing xo.

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  3. Informative post. Thanks for posting :)

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    1. I'm so happy that you found this useful. Thanks for visiting.

      Xo

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  4. I vote for exfoliation, keeps my skin soft and young x
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    1. I love exfoliating also. I agree it keeps the skin healthy and young

      Xo

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  5. Really nice post! I like exfoliating at least once a week!

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  6. I love face washes that have exfoliants in them. My favorite is the Clarins One Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser but its pretty expenisve so I have started purchasing drug store ones instead. The Garnier Clean + Balancing Daily Exfoliator for Combination Skin is nice but I need to find an even more gritty one.

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    1. Oh the Clarins scrub is lovely! Def one of my favs also, but agree...it's a little pricey. Thanks for reading Tanya!

      xo

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  7. I love exfoliating washes. My husband even likes to use them! They really make a difference for me when my skin becomes oily in the summer. I like the exfoliating wash from Murad.

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    1. I hear the Mutad one is really good! It's on my wish list of products to try. Thanks for reading Lauren!

      Xo

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  8. great post! Clarins and Dermalogica are some of my fav skin care brands :)

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    1. Thank you! I just started using the Dermalogica exfoliator and I love the warming effect of it.

      Xo

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  9. My skin is so sensitive to exfoliators...but I love the Michael Todd Jojoba Facial Scrub. I use it 2 times a week...my fave! Great tips, Keisha!
    xo, Lily
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  10. I absolutely love the benefits of exfoliating and mainly thanks to the immediate change in appearance, skin looks so smooth and fresh afterwards! It's nice to see a Clarins scrub featured here, I have so much love for their skincare products :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
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    1. Totally agree, the effect on the skin is instant. I love the Clarins scrub also. Thanks for reading Gabrielle!

      Xo

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  11. wow! so beautiful!!! Your blog is very interesting
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  12. Actually I stopped using mechanical exfoliators more than 5 years ago (the scrub type) and I only use chemical exfoliation (AHA/BHA, retinol, enzymes...). My skin feels better that way!
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    1. Wow. Sounds interesting. I thought of trying a chemical exfoliation but have never followed through Thanks for reading

      Xo

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  13. I’m in love! This is so beautiful. Hope you have an amazing new week!

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  14. I do believe in exfoliating is a must..^^ sometimes those dirt from the environment or from excess make-ups that haven't remove, that's why we need to get rid of those. ^^ Love your blog post..^^

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