The Importance of Exfoliating

I know, I know, exfoliating is the facial equivalent to flossing as far as necessity versus follow through goes.  We’re all aware that we should be exercising these treatments regularly, but push the very thought out of our minds to avoid yet another thing to do that day, only tackling it when the surface of your skin becomes a big problem.

Why Exfoliating is Important

Though exfoliating is very effective in removing dry skin flakes from the surface of the skin, there is actually another plus to it.  The process of exfoliation rids the skin of dullness by removing dead cells from the surface of the epidermis (skin). By removing surface flakes and dead cells, your pores become unclogged and clean resulting in a smoother appearance, smaller pore sizes and a glowing complexion.

The best part is, exfoliation speeds up the skin renewal process, allowing new smooth skin to show!  One of my favourite exfoliating products is Dermalogica’s Microfoliant. It is gentle enough to use everyday and works so well, leaving your skin baby smooth.

A tip to remember:

Without exfoliating, there is little point in applying a moisturizer to the skin.  Think of your skin as a sponge.  If a sponge is covered in residue, it will becomes less effective with absorption; our skin is the same.  Only when the skins surface is free of dead cells and flakiness, can the moisturizer do what it’s intended to do. . . retain moisture.


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Suzanne McKay

Suzanne McKay

Makeup artist Suzanne McKay has worked with some of the biggest stars in the film, TV and fashion industry.  A seasoned makeup artist of 15 years, she has become a leading expert in her field.  Comments

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