Your body is always hard at work undergoing a process known as epidermal turnover, in which the skin renews its cells, resulting in new, healthy skin cells. The dead skin cells that are left behind can build up and cause irritation.
This is why it's essential to incorporate exfoliation into your skincare routine. Various products and tools on the market can be used for exfoliation. The key is to find a product that matches your skin and its unique needs.
Living Libations Peppermint Exfoliating Scrub is a full-body exfoliation product. This time of year, its minty, tingling feeling is a refreshing sensation and is a perfect natural scent for the winter months. This full-body exfoliator is the perfect addition to your skincare routine and also serves as a facial cleanser.
The product is strong enough to exfoliate dry hands and feet effectively but gentle and made of natural ingredients. This makes it an excellent fit for all kinds of skin types.
What are the benefits of exfoliation?
We all have dead skin cells, and as we age, cell regeneration slows down. Exfoliation results are essential to keep your skin healthy and looking fabulous from head to toe. Here are some of the benefits of exfoliation:
- Promotes skin regeneration
- Brightens skin and enhances clarity
- Lightens hyperpigmentation
- Unclogs pores and reduces blackheads
- Clears oversized pores
- Softens skin and improves microcirculation
- Decreases fine lines and wrinkles
Best of all, your skin feels fantastic after exfoliating. You feel some of the benefits right away, while other benefits—like reduction in wrinkles—become more pronounced over time with repeated exfoliation.
Is exfoliation safe for all skin types?
In general, exfoliation is safe for most, but selecting an exfoliator that matches your skin type is crucial. Mild exfoliants are best for sensitive or dry skin, while oily skin might benefit from a stronger product.
Regardless of skin type, you should be careful and gentle while exfoliating, use water that is warm but not hot, and follow up with a moisturizer after exfoliation is complete.
It's also important to consider how other skin products or medications you use may interact with the exfoliation process as there may be interactions, especially certain acne medications, which may heighten the skin's sensitivity.
Most of all, avoid exfoliating too frequently, as this can cause irritation and redness. Two to three times per week is appropriate for most people's skin.
Exfoliation is key to your skin's health and to maintaining a youthful glow as you age. This winter, enjoy the refreshment of Living Libations Peppermint Exfoliating Scrub as your go-to exfoliation product. You'll feel the difference from head to toe!