Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Exfoliation Time!

Skin…it’s the largest organ on your body and will keep renewing itself your entire life.
As we age our skin renewal process slows down sometimes causing a flaky, dull complexion. This build up of dead skin cells needs to be removed to encourage new cell production and improve the skins tone and texture. Exfoliation removes plugged pores, prevents pores from replugging and allows the release of natural oils making the skin look tighter, healthier and more youthful!
Men need to exfoliate too! Men grow more facial hair, have larger pores and produce more sweat causing a higher amount of oil, dirt and grime to be trapped.
All areas of the body will benefit from exfoliation. Exfoliating scrubs work by sloughing off the top layer of dead skin to reveal fresh cells underneath, the thickness and sensitivity of your skin will determine what type of scrub you choose.
You have the oil scrubs that are usually half oil and half sugar (or salt) mixed with extracts and/or fragrance/essential oils. This type of scrub will separate with the oil floating on top. To use you must stir the oil back down into the product before scooping out the desired amount.
Emulsified scrubs are thick, rich and more creamlike in consistency. Most often they will contain some type of emulsion system (ewax nf, vegetable stearic) that will hold the product together suspending the sugar/salt to make scooping and using a breeze!
Keeping Your Skin Young
Nutrition – Eating a balanced diet that includes the recommended daily vitamins, minerals and nutrients will promote good skin. Fruits and vegetables are high on this list.
Regular Exercise – Promotes circulation which carries the nutrients to the skin and helps remove waste and toxins.
Apply a Moisturizer – Morning and night to help your skin stay hydrated
Don’t Smoke – Smoking makes the skin lose tone, luster and encourages wrinkles.
Avoid Sun Exposure – Use a broad spectrum sunscreen, every day, all year round.
A Good Night Sleep – Will benefit not only your body but your mind as well.

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