Monday, April 04, 2011 | Things We Love, Tips & How-Tos
I’m a pretty busy gal, and a few weeks ago I had a skin moment. Have you ever looked in the mirror and realized you haven’t thoroughly inspected your face in a while? All of a sudden, you notice your skin is desperately crying out to you for help. Well, that happened to me. My skin looked slightly ashen and a few pores were inflamed. That’s when I had a personal exfoliation intervention. I dropped everything and had a spa night. It was marvelous.
Exfoliation is an important part of skin care that we often neglect. Our bodies naturally shed dead skin cells and bring new ones to the surface, but that process is not as thorough and fast as using a treatment. If your skin is dull and rough and you have enlarged pores, it’s past time for you to exfoliate. What’s funny is it is so easy to work exfoliation into your beauty routine nowadays that there’s really no excuse for making your poor face suffer.
An easy way to incorporate exfoliation into your day is using Revitalizing Facial Wash. It gently removes makeup, cleanses pores and banishes yucky, dead skin cells. This wash uses mandarin peel, lemon peel, lavender and aloe to soothe and make you smooth.
If you want a quick treatment to deep cleanse pores and nip nasty skin in the you-know-what, try the Mineral Mudd Masque. This masque is extreme detox for your face. Pascalite and calcium bentonite clay pull impurities directly out of your pores and subsequently remove dead skin cells.
For all my fellow multi-taskers, you can’t go wrong using Work It Off. This serum goes beneath your daily moisturizer and uses licorice root extract and vitamins A and C to exfoliate, revitalize and nourish the skin.
Proper exfoliation will unclog your pores, keep your skin clean, reduce breakouts and make you glow. It also increases blood circulation, giving your skin a healthy color. For dudes, it can expose hair follicles for a cleaner, less irritating shave. Just don’t overdo it. There is such a thing as too much scrubbing!