We are more than halfway through our healthy habits guide, have you started to notice a difference yet? Most of the habits we have talked about so far have involved changing what we put into our body, today’s healthy habit focuses on our skin itself.

Health Habit 6 – Exfoliate

There’s only one effective way to get rid of the dead skin cells on your skin and that is to slough them away. Exfoliating treatments like SkinBase MD will make sure this is done effectively and speed up the renewal process to reveal fresh new skin.

Why do we need to exfoliate?

Unfortunately, as we age our skin’s natural ability to renew itself slows down and so exfoliating will help to stimulate the body to produce new skin and remove the old dead skin.

What are the benefits of weekly exfoliation?

  • Enhance absorption of skincare products. This is especially true after a more intense exfoliation like MD. Clean, clear pores will soak up product making sure you get better value out of your expensive lotions and potions.
  • Great pre-tan prep. Tan clings to dry patches making it look patchy. Regular exfoliation will prevent this from happening.
  • Makeup will look more even for the same reasons as above. Exfoliating will ensure the skin surface is clean, clear, and smooth for a flawless finish.
  • Minimises pores. Exfoliation will help pores appear smaller. Dirt and grime clogging pores is part of what makes them look more pronounced.

Not just for your face

Exfoliation is important not only for your face but your whole body too. Dry brushing before you shower will not only exfoliate the skin but get the blood pumping too, stimulating the microcirculation. Once you’re in the shower use a salt/sugar scrub in circular motions to further exfoliate the skin and combat dry and dull skin.

Recommendation

To get your latest healthy habit off to the best start we recommend a course of SkinBase MD facials. Microdermabrasion (MD) uses tiny exfoliating crystals to resurface and rejuvenate the skin. Any existing skin issues can be treated with a course and followed up monthly to maintain results. After your course of SkinBase facials, use an at-home exfoliant in between your monthly maintenance treatments to keep your skin in the best condition. A weekly exfoliation is suitable for most skin types, however, it is important not to over exfoliate so consult with your therapist to establish the best skin care routine for your skin type.

Do not forget your sunscreen!

Importantly after exfoliation, do not forget to apply sunscreen. Exfoliating the skin removes the very outermost layers of skin which provide some degree of protection against UVA and UVB rays. Removing these layers leaves skin more vulnerable to sun damage. We advise you wear sunscreen at all times, your face will thank you for it!

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