Oh exfoliation - what a beautiful thing. Honestly, it’s probably what has kept J-Lo looking so young for all these years. It does wonders for our skin. We all probably know that we SHOULD be exfoliating but most of us don’t know even know why.
Let’s go over some reasons why you should add this to your weekly routine.
First, what is exfoliating?
Quickly stated - It is removing the dead, old cells off the top layer of your skin. You can do this using a glove, loofah, or product.
Your skin will naturally shed every 28 days! Yes, like a snake, however less noticeable. During this shedding process, some of the dead cells may not fall off completely. YUCKK doesn’t that make you feel kind of itchy?
You may notice this lack of shed through dry, flaky patches or clogged pores.
Let’s quickly move forward as I don’t like thinking about all these dead cells just sitting on the surface of my skin - not a cute image.
So why exfoliate?
Is that STILL a question? Did you not read the above and feel grossed out? Well if you need some more convincing, I got you girl. I list some benefits below.
Do you like having bright, glowing skin? If you answered yes - exfoliate.
Exfoliating can enhance how well your skin care products and moisturizers work by improving absorption. (This includes spray tans or self tanners)
I’m sure you have heard of collagen right? You’ve probably seen the collagen powder by Vital Proteins or some sort of marketing that says their product will improve your collagen levels. If you are unsure what collagen even is, well that is a whole other blog you should skim through - quickly stated, collagen is a protein that provides structure to much of your body, including your bones, skin, tendons, and ligaments. Well, exfoliating can help turn up your skin’s collagen production. This means tighter skin, less wrinkles, fine lines or sageness. We LOVE that!
Less acne! Yes, you read that right!! Since exfoliating helps prevent clogged pours, you will experience less breakouts. We got to stop pretending we don’t have that bacne. You got it sis, and it’s probably because you are not exfoliating.
It boosts circulation and increases cell turnover. Whatever that means right…. In normal people words, the turnover results in that ultra-dewy and baby-faced complexion that we all strive for.
Okay, I get it.. I should be exfoliating! But how often should I do it?
Great question sis! Let me ask you a question before I answer that for you. Do you have normal skin or oily skin? If you are like…wow, I am actually not sure what type of skin I have, read the descriptions below. If you already know the answer, skip ahead.
You may have:
Dull or shiny, thick complexion
Blackheads, pimples, or other blemishes
Not too dry and not too oily, normal skin has:
No or few imperfections
No severe sensitivity
Barely visible pores
A radiant complexion
You may have:
Almost invisible pores
Dull, rough complexion
Your skin is less elastic
More visible lines
So basically, if you have Oily skin you can exfoliate more often. You can do it every day, every other day, or a few times a week. If you have anything other than an oily skin type then keep it to once or twice a week.
But what exfoliator should I use?
Keep the great questions coming! I am SO happy you asked this one.
We provide a premium face and body exfoliator, Clean Slate, which is oil-free and 100% natural
We kept every skin type in mind when creating this formula. It is blended with fine-grained pecan shells to encourage a gentle but effective exfoliation. If you love to receive spray tans or put tanning lotion on at home, Clean Slate is your new best friend. It is the BEST way to prep your skin before a session. This will help you achieve a flawless tan with incredible longevity. Your skin will feel fresh, smooth, and polished, perfect for your upcoming spray tan!
Just some more bonuses I should note - Clean Slate is enriched with Vitamins A and E. It’s PH-Balanced, Hypoallergenic, Oil-Free and Paraben-Free. It smells delicious and leaves your skin feeling like a baby’s bottom.
Buy it now and thank us later.
Well my friend, this has been fun! All this talking about exfoliation has me realizing I havn’t done it in over a week… no wonder why my skin felt so dry. Gotta go!