Exfoliating!

Our skin generates a new layer every 2 to 4 weeks (cellular cycle). At the end of the cycle, the old, dead cells on the surface are shed. In the event the cells are not shed, a build-up of cells results. The skin will start to appear dull, the texture becomes rough and the skin’s capacity to absorb moisturising products is reduced. Stress, pollution and UV rays also tend to slow down epidermal turnover time. If the old, dead skin cells are not removed, bacteria builds and together the bacteria, oil, and dead skin can clog the sebaceous pores leading to superficial spots or blackheads. Blergh!

So, with that said, exfoliate regularly!

No matter your skin type, the process removes the dead, dry skin cells and reveals smoother skin, clearer pores and a glowing surface. This also allows for deeper penetration of skin care treatments and moisturisers.

The two exfoliators we have are the Facial Resurfacer (which I looooove) and the Polishing Exfoliator. They both contain the SenePlex Complex.

The Facial Resurfacer is the grittier of the two products and great for oily, acne prone skin, containing:

  • Vanuatu Volcanic Ash: Exfoliates dead skin and polishes.
  • Nangai Oil: Deeply hydrates and soothes skin with moisture-enhancing triglycerides.
  • Walnut Shell: Exfoliates and softens skin.

The Polishing Exfoliator is smoother in texture and for those with sensitive or mature skin, containing:

  • Vanuatu Volcanic Ash: Exfoliates dead skin and polishes.
  • Nangai Oil: Deeply hydrates and soothes skin with moisture-enhancing triglycerides.

A little of each product goes a long way. You only need an amount the size of a pea, maybe not even that much!

It’s best used at night after cleansing your face, so that your evening moisturiser penetrates deeper into your skin. Gently massage into your skin with your fingertips (trust me on this) and only use twice a week (also trust me on this).

2 thoughts on “Exfoliating!

  1. Loved reading this blog post and I thought I was the only person crazy about exfoliating. I tend to exfoliate at last 2/3 times a week which I know is not recommended but I think it helps with my makeup to sit right. 🙂

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