You’ve probably been taught that cleansing, moisturizing and applying sunscreen are important in keeping skin healthy, but do you know that exfoliating is part of the magic formula as well?
In a nutshell, exfoliation helps remove the dead skin cells from pores and makes them appear smaller. This helps give your skin a softer and smoother look. As you age, it becomes more and more important to exfoliate regularly because the body becomes slower in shedding dead skin. Exfoliation will help you look and feel younger.
More often than not, exfoliation is performed manually using scrubs. Even if you have sensitive skin, you will still get to enjoy the benefits of regular exfoliation. However, it is important to choose a gentle yet effective scrub for your weekly treatments. Harsh products can do more harm than good.
Keep in mind that exfoliation is not just for the face. It can help you get better skin in your body too. In fact, you should pay special attention to rough areas like your elbows and knees.
If you’ve been slacking on your nighttime skincare routine, there is still hope (hopefully!). Make a commitment to exfoliate regularly. Depending on your skin type and the specific product you are using, you should try to exfoliate your skin at least twice a week.
Why Is Exfoliation Important?
Including this additional step to your regular skincare routine can make a huge difference in giving you a nice and youthful glow. It can even help improve dull-looking skin.
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Epsom Salt For Exfoliating Your Skin
Fortunately for you, exfoliants are not as expensive as other skin care products. In fact, you can make your own exfoliant yourself. This might be a safer option than store-bought exfoliating products which often contain harsh chemicals that may cause damage to the skin.
Epsom salt is an all-natural remedy that you can use when exfoliating your skin. Epsom salt is made from Magnesium and Sulfate. It is popular for helping soothe aching muscles, but it is also effective in helping improve skin.
To exfoliate your face, you can simply add a pinch of Epsom salt to your favorite facial cleanser and use about once or twice a week. To exfoliate your body, add Epsom salt to coconut or olive oil and scrub on your body before showering. This is a gentle mixture, but you should still watch out for any side effects and unwanted skin reactions.
Want to take it a step further in improving your skin? You might as well treat yourself to a relaxing Epsom salt bath that can help improve that overall appearance of your skin. We have a Dry Skin Soak that can help you get the silky smooth skin you’ve always wanted.
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