30 Seconds For the Perfect Skin: How Exfoliating Can Help You Achieve High Definition Skin
April 8th, 2013
Whether done at home with ingredients from the kitchen or in a spa, exfoliating will improve your skin’s texture and tone, prevent unsightly breakouts and reduce the development of fine lines and wrinkles. Regular exfoliation is an important step in anti-aging skin care as it assists other skin products like facial cleansers and moisturizers to penetrate more deeply and effectively into the layers of the skin. Skin care guru Joanna Vargas designed her natural Exfoliating Mask with these considerations in mind for a balanced face care regime.
Importance and benefits of using a facial scrub
As one ages, the skin’s process of cell renewal slows from a few days to beyond a month once you are past 40. This combined with environmental factors can lead to dull, uneven skin tone, blemishes, acne and a variety of skin complaints. Additionally, the buildup of dead cells prevents new cells from surfacing and common face soaps and cleansers are not sufficient to remove them. Adding a facial exfoliating mask is vital to preserve the youth and health of skin.
You can safely say that adding exfoliation to your skincare routine is essential as it rids your epidermis of grime, particles from pollutants, as well as speeds up your skin cell turnover. It increases the blood circulation in the dermis and supports a greater flow of oxygen and nutrients into the connective tissue of the skin. Ms. Vargas says, “This done consistently for 30 seconds twice a week will make your skin softer and give you a healthy ageless glow.”
Ms. Vargas Exfoliating Mask has been field tested in all of her facials and spa treatments and it is used by celebrities and women in the know for an envious, perfect complexion.
Who should exfoliate and how often?
Regardless of skin type, there are clear benefits to applying naturally derived exfoliants. Generally, mature skin and oily skin need to be exfoliated more often than dry skin.
This is an anti-aging practice that you must add to your routine regardless of your age as it will give you healthy skin and keep it youthful as you mature. This step is important for men also as it ensures a smooth shave by exposing the hair follicle.
Sloughing off dry, dead cells will make your skin brighter, softer and allow new cells to surface. However, those with extreme skin problems and sensitive skin should consult a dermatologist or professional aesthetician for advice. Also, by over exfoliating or using a harsh product like retinoids you can make your skin dry and sensitive and achieve the opposite result.
Choosing the best product for your complexion
Also, choose a more holistic and gentle face scrub made with natural ingredients as they are generally suitable for most skin types. With the huge variety of products on the market it is important to read the labels and know what one is in applying to the face.
Avoid sharp particles in your scrub such as apricot or nut shells which may cause minute scrapes and damage the skin’s surface. Do not use body exfoliators on the face as these will definitely be too harsh to use on your complexion.
Some of the cheaper products are not economical as they often contain toxic chemicals (sulfates), fragrances and preservatives which are harmful to the health of your skin.
Opt instead for products using natural ingredients like Joanna Vargas’ Exfoliating Mask, which includes lactic acid to disperse dead skin cells and disinfect the surface of the skin. Kaolin clay draws out impurities and clears the pores, while fruit enzymes and larch tree sourced galactoarabinan (GA) accelerate cell turnover and brighten the skin. Along with other nutrient-rich botanicals, it also contains hyaluronic acid for increased hydration, collagen and elastin repair.
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