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Why Exfoliate?

6th Aug 2018

Exfoliating is an important step in your weekly skincare regime and has a variety of different benefits for you and your skin.

Laura Shackell, our skincare expert at the SenSpa Boutique, delves into the importance of exfoliating and the benefits of doing this weekly.

Throughout your life the cells which make up your skin constantly renew to keep your skin healthy. However, during this process, skin cells are constantly being created which means some have to die to make way for healthier new skin cells. If the dead skin cells aren’t removed on a daily basis they can start to block the pores which can lead to the production of acne .This can also create the appearance of dull lifeless skin.

On a day to day basis our skin is exposed to pollutants, dirt and bacteria. These also stay on the skin encouraging pores to block and reduce the luminosity of the skin.

Carrying out exfoliation on a weekly basis removes the dead lifeless skin cells making room for bright and healthy ones.

Another benefit is moisturiser is absorbed in to the skin straight away instead of sitting on top of the build-up of dry, dead, lifeless skin cells. This means that your products work more effectively and help you achieve the results your desire.

Chemical based products VS Natural

Your skin is a living, breathing organ and absorbs everything that is applied whether its natural or unnatural.

Some products on the market don’t just have exfoliating particles in, they also have chemicals in to boost the product effectiveness. This isn't always healthy for your skin and over time, can irritate and cause sensitivity. Some of these chemicals are known to strip the skin of natural oil which sounds beneficial, but your skin panics into producing more oil leaving you in a vicious cycle. Particular chemicals found in everyday skincare products are also found in household cleaning items and have also been known to cause unpleasant allergic reactions.

When choosing the right exfoliator you want to consider one that is going to work with your skin in a gentle but effective way. This is where natural exfoliators come in to their own. Natural exfoliators contain ingredients that help your skin to look its best and thrive.

Nature created an abundance of powerful and effective ingredients for us to utilise. Each skincare range uses its own selection of powerhouse ingredients to give you long lasting results without damaging the skin. Pumice, bamboo, rice, oats and many more natural exfoliants are chosen by natural skincare experts for the efficacy but also how they impact on the environment.

Once you have selected the skincare brand you would like to experience, the question becomes which exfoliator suits your skin type. Each brand will state on their packaging which products are suitable for which skin type along with usage instructions. However selecting the right product for your skin can be mind boggling so talking to a skincare specialist within the brand can be invaluable as they will be able select the correct product for you and your skin. These specialist have expert knowledge not only on the products but on the skin itself and how to achieve the results you desire.

If you would like some advice, please contact Laura at the spa boutique on 01590 625216 or send your questions to boutique@senspa.co.uk

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