The Importance of Exfoliating

Few people realize the top layer of your skin is entirely made up of dead (yes, dead) skin cells! Exfoliating removes these dead surface skin cells which will help reveal the more luminous, younger looking skin beneath.  This is especially important during the winter months!  Here are a few reasons why exfoliating should be introduced to your daily skin care routine:

Exfoliation helps your moisturizer and serums work better -The largest benefit of regular exfoliation is how vibrant your skin looks afterwards, but few realize what exfoliation does for their daily beauty routines. As a woman, you know there are thousands of skincare products that promise you all kinds of results, but without exfoliating regularly you are simply applying these products to dead skin adding to the buildup of keratin. If you exfoliate regularly, your skincare products will be able to penetrate and give you the results you are looking for!

Exfoliation helps your makeup go on smoother – Does your foundation make your skin look rough, dry or cakey? Exfoliating removes the dry dead skin cells that enhancing imperfections or cakey looking makeup.  When your skin is properly exfoliated you don’t need as much make-up or heavy foundations to create the illusion of smooth skin – you’ll already have a smooth base to begin application.

Exfoliating can be anti-aging – Exfoliating treatments can slow the aging process down and post-menopausal women will benefit the most!  Similar to your body’s metabolism, Menopause causes the natural process of shedding dead skin cells and the regeneration of new cells to slow down.  This decrease in production causes the appearance of blotchy and dull skin.  Exfoliation will accelerates the shedding process and assist in evening out your skin tone and will help minimize the appearance of spots and fine lines.

My favorite exfoliating products which are available to purchase at Spa Vita Bella is the Eminence Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant and the Image Ageless Total Resurfacing Masque.  You can also schedule one of our signature facials which always include a skin consultation with me in order to find the best products for your skin type!

Trevor @ Hop Creative