When we talk about exfoliating, attention immediately goes to the face and rightly so. Facial skin is very sensitive and needs extra care. However, the entire body needs to be exfoliated. The benefits derived from doing so are immense. Before we get into the benefits, let's delve into the basics.
What is exfoliation?
Exfoliation simply means getting rid of dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. There are several types of exfoliation including chemical, mechanical and physical. For this post, the focus is on physical exfoliation where a scrub, made up primarily of granules (plus other ingredients) is used to exfoliate. When done right, exfoliation keeps the skin clean. It also prevents the formation and appearance of acne as well as wrinkles and fine lines.
Some scrubs are purely for the face whilst others are for the Face and Body. If you're wondering why you need to exfoliate your entire body, here goes.
Benefits of exfoliating the body
Exfoliating the body is essential for the health of the skin. Although this process is often sidelined, here are some known benefits;
- Keeps the skin healthy and vibrant
- Skincare products are better absorbed into the skin
- Helps unclog pores
- Reduces the possibility of ingrown hairs on skin
- Helps keep the skin smooth
How often should the body be exfoliated?
Ideally, exfoliating the entire body should be done 2-3 times a week. If you have oily skin, you might want to stick to this. However, if you have dry or sensitive skin or if there isn't enough time to do so, once a week is permissible. The most important thing is to exfoliate the body frequently.
One of the best things you can do for your skin is to exfoliate. If you haven't been doing so, here's the motivation to start. For further consultation on skin care, please do not hesitate to contact Kaydua Luxury on +233 596 050 073 or @kaydualuxury via Facebook and Instagram.