it's autumn, the season when the world sheds its old leaves. so what better time to speak about an important skincare topic, exfoliation, i.e. the shedding of dead skin cells. doesn't sound yummy but is super important. here are the ins and outs.
why is it important?
exfoliation is a cosmetic technique that has been around for a long time, said to be originated by the egyptians. there are two main benefits to peelings:
deep skin cleansing
by exfoliating your skin you free it of dead skin cells, pollution, and micro dust or dirt. this in turn lets your skincare products penetrate your skin deeper and therefore be more effective.
boost of skin-renewal
our skin renews itself approximately every 28 days. however, as we grow older this process slows down, leaving our skin looking less "fresh" and "glowy". exfoliation helps boost this cycle of skin renewal, removing old skin and bringing out
different ways of exfoliating
generally one distinguishes between physical and chemical peelings. physical peelings can be anything from scrubs to exfoliating gloves, so products with abrasive particles in them generating that peeling effect. chemical peelings on the other hand rely on chemically based formulas, containing acids, which dissolve dead skin cells.
we really love skincare so choosing a single favorite product is impossible. so here are a few of our most beloved exfoliation products.
scrubs, scrubs, more scrubs
- coffee scrubs from 'upcircle' and 'the munich grain'
- salt scrubs from 'among the flowers'
- sugar scrub from 'among the flowers'
cloths, gloves and bags
- agave exfoliating cloth by 'wellkept'
- shower glove by 'tabitha eve'
- silk sea sponge by 'well kept'
- soap bag by 'the sage'
whichever method you prefer, remember to take good care of your skin. not only is it good for your health, it's also a wonderful method of self-care.
so, as the days get colder remember to treat yourself. :)