You probably have a variety of skin care products lined up on your bathroom’s countertop – from cleansers and toners to moisturizers and masks. But among all those options, do you have a good natural exfoliator? Essential for maintaining healthy and smooth skin, an exfoliator should be a must-have product on your skin care regimen.
It is a natural process – the cells of your body regularly shed to reveal new, healthier skin underneath. However, as you get older, that turnover process slows down. To give it a nudge, reach for a scrub. As you massage the scrub over your skin, the exfoliating granules help to slough off dead skin. The rubbing action itself boosts circulation and helps drain your lymph nodes, by increasing blood flow to the skin’s surface. Plus, after scrubbing your skin, your moisturizer will be better able to soothe and hydrate your skin.
There really is a wide range of scrub products available on the market, but I highly recommend that you choose a natural exfoliator. The thing is, some chemicals found in skin care products can be absorbed into your bloodstream and many studies have proved that artificial ingredients can cause health issues such as skin allergic, hormones disruption and even cancer. A natural exfoliator will allow you to enjoy all the benefits of good scrubbing without negatively impacting your wellbeing.
Choosing Your Exfoliator
From face detoxifying and revitalizing to oil balancing and pore refining facial scrubs to energizing body scrubs, the skin care industry offers a world of variety when it comes to natural exfoliating products. Choose one that addresses your particular skin concerns. For example, natural exfoliators containing a blend of kale, Spirulina and parsley are a popular option to brighten the complexion and improve the texture of skin. Pineapple and Licorice toot extracts help to balance excess oils and tone the appearance of the skin.
To revitalize your skin, look for a scrub that contains particles of bamboo extract and walnut shell powder to lightly exfoliate your skin while removing unwanted dirt and impurities. A refreshing combination of chamomile will help soothe the skin while jojoba, sesame and rosehip oils will lightly hydrate your complexion, leaving your skin clean and smooth.
Using Your Exfoliator
Using an exfoliator is super simple! Just put a small amount of the scrub onto your clean, dry skin using your fingers. Then, gently massage the exfoliator over your skin with wet fingers. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat dry. Use it three times a week as part of your skincare routine for best results!