The Top Two Reasons to Exfoliate

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Exfoliating may seem like an extra step in your skin care regimen, but is it a necessary one? YES, and I’ll tell you why you need to exfoliate your skin regularly. Well, I’ll tell you the top three reasons why you should exfoliate your skin on the regular.

First let’s define what I mean by regular. Depending on your skin type and condition I recommend exfoliating 2-3 times per week but if you aren’t used to doing it maybe start off with once a week and work your way up. I also recommend using a gentle exfoliant more frequently rather than a rough one every once in a while. This keeps the experience pleasurable and gets your skin used to being exfoliated. There may be the occasion when you want to use a more aggressive form of exfoliation (i.e. when removing callouses from your feet to get ready for all those cute strapy sandals you bought for summer). So here we go! You should exfoliate regularly are because it keeps your skin soft, it is anti-aging, and it improves moisture retention.

Exfoliate for soft skin

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Exfoliating removes dead skin cells which tend to congregate and create bumps and rough patches of skin. Removing these dead skin cells keeps the skin smooth and allows cleansers to work properly. This helps prevent acne and clogged pores. It also exposes the new fresh layer of skin that hasn’t experienced the harsh aspects of life that cause it to lose its smooth texture.

Exfoliate to look younger

Removing dead skin, not only makes it softer which makes it also look younger but it allows the skin to generate new skin cells which also make your skin look younger. Mechanical exfoliation also stimulates the skin and increases blood flow and circulation. This keeps the skin nourished making the skin look brighter, softer, and more supple.

Interested in some natural exfoliators? Check out the scrubs from Brown Sugar by Kesha Janaan here.