You cleanse, you tone, you moisturise, in fact you’re a regular skincare genius but unless you’ve got a good exfoliator in your beauty regime you could be doing your complexion a disservice. Whether you’ve got dry, oily, youthful, aging, flawless or blemish-prone skin, there’s an exfoliator out there for everyone and everyone needs one. But why?
It can help clear your complexion
If you have oily and blemish-prone skin your complexion is in greater need of refreshing than most, as old skin cells will hang around on the surface trapping dirt and excess oil that will clog pores and lead to blemishes. A good exfoliator will slough away all of this to get rid of nasty spot-causing bacteria and leave your skin feeling fresh. Make sure to choose an exfoliator specially formulated for your complexion though, as problem skin can also be sensitive. We love this Calming Exfoliator from Kaeso as it’s packed with Aloe Vera to soothe and heal vulnerable visages.
It can scrub away the years
Exfoliating isn’t just for youthful skin troubles, though. A regular scrub can do wonders for your anti-aging beauty routine as smooth skin = young-looking skin. Exfoliators are great for stimulating collagen production and skin-cell renewal too, all benefits that will help to fight the signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. Older skin can be fragile and dry though, so make sure to opt for a hydrating moisturiser to put a youthful glow back into your complexion.
It’ll make your other products work better
Trying to put makeup on rough, dry or uneven skin can be a nightmare. Exfoliating will leave you with a fresh and smooth base that will ensure your foundation slides on flawlessly. As well as cosmetics, exfoliating can help other products such as moisturisers and sun creams to work more effectively too. Removing that layer of dead cells will unblock your skin, allowing creams to sink in deeper and protect your skin better too.
It’s great for bodies as well as faces
Don’t forget, all these benefits apply to your body too. Regular exfoliation with a body scrub will stimulate the skin on problem areas, helping to fight cellulite and leave you with a smooth and toned figure. It’ll also help suncream sink in better, protecting your body against harmful UV rays. Win, win!