No matter your skin type, exfoliation is key to maintaining healthy skin. Most people think that exfoliation is only necessary when you suffer from skin conditions like acne or have oily to combination skin, but the truth is – it’s always important to remove dead skin cells from your skin!
With dry, flaky skin also often comes sensitivity, which is why we recommend using silk exfoliating gloves rather than harsh chemical-filled body scrubs. What’s necessary for skin exfoliation is the texture, not all the other ingredients that come with it. Simplicity and consistency is key. It’s also preferable that your exfoliation tool is made from a fabric that won’t leave you red raw – and here’s where we come in! Silk viscose is the perfect combination of gentle and rough, smooth enough to be kind and textured enough to be effective. And here’s why your body needs it:
1. To properly cleanse your skin:
Dead skin cells easily build up on the surface of your face and body. And not just that. Due to pollution and exposure to different
environments, dirt and bacteria also ends up on your skin (which, let’s face it, is only going to increase…). Exfoliation is 100% necessary to fully cleanse your skin and allow products to penetrate it (and work properly). That leads us onto our next point…
2. To allow your skin products to do their job:
Not exfoliating your skin is almost like getting into the shower with your clothes on and expecting to come out clean. And your skin needs to be efficiently cleansed and clear to be able to absorb the beneficial properties of your skin products. Adding exfoliation into your skincare routine will make your skin feel smoother, softer, and suppler as it helps speed up the regeneration process.
3. It speeds up the healing process:
The skin regenerates its cells every 30 days…but sometimes it needs a little extra help. Exfoliating your skin helps speed up the healing process as it removes layers that are taking a little longer to shed. It also improves blood and lymphatic flow, which contribute to healing as well. That’s because the lymphatic system is responsible for getting rid of toxins in the body and if there is a build-up (which there often is!), exfoliation can trigger it to flow properly. And getting rid of toxins and waste equals healthier, happier skin! This can help with a variety of skin conditions, such as keratosis pilaris and may even improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and cellulite.
4. It prevents ingrown hairs:
Being a woman in the 21 st century pretty much
guarantees that you’re big on shaving or waxing. And ingrown hairs are pretty much inevitable with both. But the war against those pesky red bumps can be won. Consistent exfoliation with our silk exfoliation gloves can prevent them by
preventing any build-up of dirt or dead skin that would otherwise block the pores.
5. It brightens dull, tired skin and reduces puffiness:
Everyone’s always on about the “natural glow”, but you can’t get a natural glow without exfoliating your skin! It
literally stimulates blood and lymphatic flow, both of which generate your skin’s
natural excretion process, contributing to that ‘we woke up like this…’ look!
To round it off, skin exfoliation has so many benefits for the body. And an added bonus? It’s a treat for the mind! Think selfcare. The beautifying bath houses of Turkey and Northern Africa have been indulging in this ritual for centuries and have made it an absolute staple in their culture. So while we may be a little late to the party, better late than never, right?!