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Why & How: Importance of Exfoliating

Exfoliation: We love to see it. But why should you exfoliate your skin? How can you safely exfoliate at home? Since exfoliation is a year round practice, you should know why it’s important and how to properly do it. 

WHY

Why should you exfoliate your skin? It’s a pretty simple answer: to get rid of the dead stuff! Dead skin keeps your skin from glowing to its truest potential, so it’s vital that you properly exfoliate regularly! 

Did you know that if your pores are blocked by a buildup of dead skin cells, it can actually reduce the amount of product that penetrates your skin? Meaning a waste of product! 

Exfoliation can leave your skin looking brighter, more even, and will result in less breakouts. Can it get any better? 

 

HOW

Exfoliating at home is easy but must be done correctly in order to keep your skin healthy and happy. You can start by choosing your products; you will need an exfoliation tool and an exfoliation product (wet or dry). Your exfoliation tool should be hefty enough to withstand use, but gentle enough to not tear the skin. 

And we have the perfect tool for you: Intrinsics 12-Ply Gauze (yep, the 'E’ in the Intrinsics C/A/R/E regimen)! Our 12-Ply Gauze is made of 100% pure, medical grade cotton so it’s perfect for all skin types. This gauze is durable, so you don’t have to worry about your tool falling apart midway through your skincare session. But with great durability, also comes great softness! Our uniquely soft cotton ensures that the gauze is gentle on your skin while also getting the job done. 

 

As far as exfoliation products are concerned, you can go either the wet or dry route. When shopping around for exfoliators, it’s important to consider your skin type and be willing to sample a couple before diving in for the entire purchase. It’s also important to understand that different parts of your body require different exfoliators. There are varieties to choose from depending on which part of the body you are exfoliating; from your scalp to your feet, there’s a little something for everyone! And quite obviously, you would not use the same exfoliating product for your face as you would your bum! Here are some of our favorites: 

Sugar Lip Polish by fresh
OUAI Scalp + Body Exfoliator
Philosophy The Microdelivery Exfoliating Face Wash
Aesop Redemption Body Scrub
The Original Booty Scrub by Anese
Lush Volcano Foot Scrub

Regular exfoliation is key to glowing summer skin. Are you ready for luxurious at-home exfoliation sessions? Let us know on social!

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