Scrubs – Why and When You Should Use Them

Scrubs – Why and When You Should Use Them

Are you exfoliating your skin? Many of us take the time to make exfoliation a regular part of our face care routines, but we tend to ignore our bodies. If you aren’t exfoliating your skin, please start, especially now that winter is coming (yes, that is a deliberate Game of Thrones reference!). In order for our skin to look and feel its best, we need to get rid of all of those excess dead skin cells. Even though our bodies continually produce new skin cells, over time, this process slows down as we age. What this means is that dead skin cells build up on the top layer of our skin. When there’s a build-up of dead skin cells, our skin doesn’t look its best and problems can develop. So, how does exfoliation help our skin? Lots of ways! Smoother, Toned, and Brighter Skin With regular exfoliation, you can get rid of all of those yucky dead skin cells leaving you with smooth, glowing skin that looks and feels amazing. Unclog Pores Clogged pores lead to the dreaded body acne! When you eliminate dead skin cells, this helps keep your pores clear. Prevent In-Grown Hairs Lots of people get these from shaving. Exfoliation really helps with this! Reduce Hyperpigmentation Reduce hyperpigmentation—some of those dark spots (gasp! age spots!) on your skin are near the surface. Exfoliation may help some of these dark spots fade. Keep Your Skin From Drying Out Your skin will be less dry—in order for your lotion to do its job, it has to work through layers of dead skin. When you exfoliate, your cleansers and moisturizers...

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