Everything You Need To Know About Exfoliation

“I’m a big believer in that if you focus on good skin care, you really won’t need a lot of makeup" 

 - Demi Moore

Demi Moore

Contour this, foundation that, highlight pack, bronzer, concealer, primer, setting powder, eyelash curler, eyebrow pencils, and a whole lot of make up remover. And repeat.

No wonder you don't like to wash your face before bed! 

Makeup on Pillow

Does this sound like you? If so, you need to exfoliate. Check out these FAQs. 

1. What exactly is exfoliation?

Exfoliation is the general term for the process that removes dead skin cells. 

2. What happens?

Exfoliants gently remove built-up dead skin for smoother, noticeably renewed skin.

3. Who is exfoliating for? 

It's for everyone! Whether you love spending hours on your makeup, or you're a mascara and chapstick kind of girl, exfoliating your face and body regularly will help to prep your skin and keep it in its best condition, no matter what your preference is. 

Caring for your skin should NOT be optional; it's a necessity! When your skin is fresh and glowing with good health, your makeup will look 1000 times better (because of your gorgeous skin). You'll even become less reliant on it to cover things up (because there won't be anything to cover up, duh). 

4. What are the benefits? 

Exfoliation is one of the most important aspects of skin care and can drastically change your skin's appearance over time. It is a process that is meant to support your daily skincare routine.

In our opinion, exfoliating is just as important as brushing your teeth. 

Environmental damage causes the surface of the skin to become dull, rough, and uneven. Exfoliating eliminates this build up, which otherwise would cause clogged pores, uneven skin tone, acne and large pimples, and worsen the appearance of fine lines and deeper wrinkles.

Exfoliating will:

  • unclog pores 
  • minimize redness
  • diminish the look of wrinkles and age spots
  • hydrate your skin
  • visibly improve uneven skin tones

5. Other benefits:  

Exfoliating is one of the only skin routines that leaves the skin noticeably smoother after just ONE application. It is also great for people with dry skin as it allows better moisture penetration (meaning you won't have to apply as much moisturizer). 

6. How often you should exfoliate? 

That depends on your #skincaregoals!

If you just want to smooth out rough skin, weekly exfoliating is a great place to start. If you have more ambitious goals, like wrinkle or scar reduction, you will probably end up exfoliating three times a week. 

7. How long will it take before I see results? 

If you are looking for real change, it will take months.  You aren’t just changing how you skin looks; you are actually changing how it is. It needs time to grow into its better self. Going slow will produce better results than doing too much too fast and actually damaging your skin. 

Start off with once a week, and slowly work your way up. 

8.The aftermath 

You'll feel confident in your skin, no makeup required! Your body will feel soft, moisturized, and glowy, and you'll soon start to get compliments on your skin. Add a little mascara and some lipgloss, and you'll be good to go.  

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