Spring is a time of renewal. Everything is waking up from winter, plants start budding and peeking their heads out of the ground. Animals shed their winter coats, and so do people, finally enjoying going outside without half a dozen layers on.
After being bundled up all winter, you’re finally ready to bare a little skin. Let your skin shed a layer with some fresh exfoliating.
Our skin constantly refreshes itself. New cells grow and are pushed to the surface, cells at the surface die and fall off. Sometimes the dead cells need some help to fall off, especially as we age. This is where exfoliating comes in. Exfoliating uses very gentle friction to remove the top layer of mostly dead skin to reveal the new fresh skin underneath.
Methods of Exfoliation
There are many ways to exfoliate. The most intense ones are microdermabrasion, where the skin is removed by a professional with a small tool, and chemical peels, where a professional applies a special solution to the face and removes the entire very top layer of skin. These can be costly and require more than one visit. Plus, they will leave your skin very sensitive for a period of time.
At home treatments are much gentler, and sufficient for most people. You can use special exfoliating skin care products that usually contain small beads or other tiny irritants that help you remove the dead skin, or try a natural scrub with gritty ingredients that will scrub away those dead cells. You can even exfoliate with things like washcloths with texture or brushes.
You should always take care of your skin after exfoliation of any kind. Protect it from the sun as the skin is sensitive, don’t over exfoliate, and steer clear of waxing in newly exfoliated areas.
Benefits of Exfoliation
Exfoliating the skin can give you many benefits. Sometimes dirt and bacteria gets trapped under the dead skin cells, and that can cause acne. Psoriasis is a result of skin renewing too fast and creating layers of dead skin cells.
You can change the texture of your skin by exfoliating. If you find it is rough and dry, it could be because of dry, dead skin. See if exfoliating improves it. This can also work on uneven skin tones.
Get a closer shave on legs and other areas when the skin is exfoliated. Plus, you won’t have any dead skin getting stuck in your razor. You should also exfoliate before getting a fake tan, for even coverage.
Use our coffee scrubs to get a nice, great-smelling exfoliation. The caffeine will help plump up your skin and reduce the appearance of things like varicose veins and cellulite, while nourishing coconut oil will keep skin soft and moisturized.