Benefits of Exfoliation

Benefits of Exfoliation

If we understand how important the skin is, we'd pay more attention to how we take care of it and keeping it healthy. However, the media nowadays hypes beauty products in ways that can be confusing and expensive. The good news is keeping a healthy skin is more simple than ads want us to believe.

First, let's take a deeper look on how wondrous the skin is.

What does it truly mean to have a healthy skin?

When we consider that the skin is the largest organ of our body, it only makes sense that we take better care of it. After all, it is responsible for a number of physiological functions that keep the body healthy. It is also our first line of defense when it comes to protecting ourselves from harmful elements, pollutants, microbes, toxins and radiation.

The more we take care of our skin, the more our bodies become healthy.

So, how do we take care of our skin?

Exfoliation!

We've heard about exfoliation numerous times. Many studies have now shown that exfoliation gives benefits beyond smooth skin.

Improves blood flow and lymphatic drainage

When we exfoliate our skin during showers, we stimulate blood flow. Better blood flow means better support for our organs to function properly and efficiently. While lymphatic drainage means we are supporting our lymph nodes to remove waste and toxins from bodily tissues.

Clears skin and unclogs pores

Dead skin cells make up the top most layers of our skin.  When dead skin cells are scrubbed off, it unclogs the pores and helps reducing pimples, whiteheads or blackheads.

It's important to understand to use the correct exfoliating material or else you might be scrubbing your skin raw which harms it and causes other levels of skin issues.

Salux, a cover used in Beautiful Bod loofahs, has won awards as the best material to use for skin exfoliation.

Allows more effective use of skin care products

When the surface of the skin is free from all the dry cell gunk, skincare products can penetrate better and deeper. Your expensive toners, moisturizers and serums work better because there's no longer a barrier between their ingredients and getting into deeper layers of the skin where these ingredients actually work.

Helps slow aging

As we age, our skin produces less collagen and elastin. These are proteins found in the skin that give skin its texture and shape. 

Exfoliating aids in the production of these proteins. If collagen and elastin levels are healthy, this produces a youthful looking and stronger skin.

Helps fade dark spots

Acne scars, hyperpigmentation or rough texture can be frustrating to treat as they take long to fade away. When we exfoliate, we speed up the process and allow new, healthy layers of our skin to show up. The result? A more even skin tone.