Exfoliating is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin using a chemical, granular substance, or exfoliation tool.
Your skin naturally sheds dead skin cells to make room for new cells every 30 days or so.
Sometimes, dead cells don’t shed completely. This can result in dry, flaky patches and clogged pores. Exfoliating can help prevent this.
Unsure where to start? Read on to learn more about the benefits, differences between physical and chemical exfoliation, where your skin type comes in, and more.
How does exfoliation benefit your skin?
Exfoliating can improve the appearance of your skin in several ways.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, exfoliation can leave your skin looking brighter and improve the effectiveness of topical skin care products by enhancing absorption.
Regular exfoliation can also help prevent clogged pores, resulting in fewer breakouts.
Long-term exfoliating can increase collagen production. Collagen is key to glowing, vibrant skin. The protein also promotes skin elasticity, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and related sagging.
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WHAT ARE MASKS?
Face masks are great additions to any skincare routine to target specific skin care concerns. Masks can help hydrate skin, remove excess oils and help improve the appearance of pores—while providing a relaxing, spa-like experience at home.
HOW DO MASKS WORK?
Face masks are occlusive—meaning they blanket the skin, delivering benefit ingredients to improve the appearance and or quality of the skin. Always apply a face mask to clean, dry skin so you’re not layering a face mask over dirt and bacteria.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
The benefits of a face mask depend on the ingredients they provide. Masks can deliver higher concentrations of ingredients to plump, hydrate, and balance the skin. For example, masks containing hyaluronic acid have the added benefit of attracting and binding moisture, while a clay mask can help tighten and clarify skin.
Gel face masks may be infused with polyhydroxy acids, marine extracts and antioxidants that rehydrate and help the skin with recovery. Exfoliating masks may contain hydroxy acids to help slough off dulling dead skin cells and cleanse pores. Read the ingredient labels and choose the best mask for your skin type and skin concern.
Hyaluronic Facial Serum
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Hyaluronic Acid holds 1000x its weight in water so it attracts & holds moisture in your skin.
Hyaluronic Acid is naturally produced by the body but as we age, we produce less and less.
What to do?
Use skincare products with Hyaluronic Acid!
Use AM & PM in any type of products from serums, creams, cleansers, lash & body products.
Hyaluronic Acid reduces the appearance of wrinkles, it also hydrates, plumps your skin & helps boost your natural collagen production Peptides are amino acids that are the building blocks of certain proteins needed by the skin, like collagen and elastin.
Using a serum or moisturizer that contains peptides can lead to firmer, younger-looking skin, and maybe even fewer breakouts. Peptides are generally considered safe, and while they’re a promising skin care ingredient, more research is needed on their efficacy.
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Traditionally, a toner's function was to completely cleanse the skin, and often they were formulated to be very astringent to remove any traces of oil and debris," she explains. "While the newer generation of toners may still remove traces of debris, they're really meant to nourish and replenish the skin after cleansing and act as a primer for the rest of your skincare products."
We often hear that toners help balance the pH of the skin post-cleansing, but it turns out that that's not the only benefit.
Removes impurities: "Toner removes oil and traces of dirt, bacteria, and makeup," says board-certified dermatologist Debra Jaliman. "It also removes the dust, pollution, and impurities that can still be lingering after washing with a cleanser."
Protects skin: Toners work to close up any gaps in the skin cells, which reduces the risk of impurities finding their way into the skin (plus, this has the added benefit of making pores appear smaller)
Most of the environmental impurities and cosmetic products our skin comes in contact with are not water soluble, so washing the skin with water isn’t enough to remove them. Skin cleansers remove dirt, sebum, oil and dead skin cells—ideally without damaging or irritating the skin.
Remember, it’s important to cleanse your skin every night, but also in the morning too, to remove any toxins your skin eliminates during the night.
Calendula Body Butter
Calendula has long been recognized for its homeopathic use. She has the reputation of having softening and soothing properties for the skin in addition to antioxidant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and regenerative. The calendula has been proven to help wound healing, burns, bruises, cuts.
Calendula butter is often used in dermatology against problems skin, in preparations for creams, ointments, cosmetics, soaps, massage butter, baby products.
BENEFITS OF CALENDULA BUTTER:
softening and moisturizing for dry skin and delicate skin even those of babies and young children.
calming, regenerating, antioxidant, very popular for treating abrasions, cuts, cracks, crevices, razor burn, sunburn.
cleanser, antibacterial and healing for small wounds, eczema, psoriasis, acne, boils, ulcers, mycoses.
anti-inflammatory, anti-oedematous, pain reliever, help with minor burns, insect bites, urticaria, bruises.