Hey Gxld Babes,
Happy Sunday! We are back again for another Natural beauty blog on Living the Life Like its Gxlden with our CEO Mari Gxld. Last week we went int detail about different cleansers and choosing the right cleansers for your skin. This week we are going into detail about another way to cleanse, exfoliation. Now in the past exfoliation has been look at very extensive procedure. But really it is not so extensive.
What is an Exfoliant?
Exfoliation involves the removal of the oldest dead skin cells on the outermost surface of the skin. Exfoliation is used in all kinds of facials. But, of course on a daily we need something a little easier. There are two forms of exfoliation Chemical and mechanical.
Chemical Exfoliation ?
Chemical exfoliation can be acids that react with skin to remove built-up layers of dead skin cels and excess oil. All of these things can cause skin to look very dull. Now these acids used are not burn your skin off acids. No these are acids like citric acid, salicylic acid, etc. Chemical exfoliation helps with hyperpigmentation, blemishes, and clogged pores. The most common form of a chemical exfoliation are chemical peels. Chemical peels are used to improve and smooth out the outer most layer of the skin. It is also is very easily to control. Chemical exfoliation sounds so Scary for someone that has sensitive skin, but once exfoliation can do the skin more good then harm. They do sale a lot of chemical exfoliates in store, but I recommend having a professional do it. Why? Because When dealing with acids it is always best to have a professional do it.
Now, i saved my personal favorite for last. It is my favorite because it always does my skin right! Mechanical exfoliants are very easy to use, they are usually in the form of scrubs like sugar or salt. Or even our very of Tea Tree Lavender Coffee Scrub. Mechanical Exfoliants gently rub away the dead skin cells through physical motion. Mechanical exfoliates benefits Is that it is more gentle of the skin, and even can be used on your lips. Other benefits are the same as chemical exfoliants, as far as smoother skin, reduce of dead skin, etc. I recommend using a face scrub 2-3x a week depending on your skin. Remember your skin will tell you. If you feel grimey, a dull appearance, you may need to exfoliate.
Exfoliating can be a tricky if you’re not doing it correctly. Overall, your skin sometimes need your extra help to remove dead skin cells so exfoliating is very necessary. Start with exfoliating once a week, and see how your skin likes it. Always remember to be gentle and never scrub. Tune in Next week as we talk about the difference between Dehydrated & Dry Skin.