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Shed your skin with fall exfoliating tips.

Exfoliating renews your skin and adds a healthy glow.

Regular exfoliation occurs daily without you even knowing it. Every time you cleanse your skin, you remove dead skin cells. Just the action of drying the skin with a wash cloth or towel helps shed away old cells. Turnover of skin cells occurs naturally each month although the process can slow down as we age. When there is an over accumulation of dead cells, the skin looks dull, and accentuates skin imperfections.

Exfoliation helps the skin immediately look more youthful by evening out the skin tone and adding a fresh glow. You will notice that your products absorb  better, your overall complexion appears brighter, and, if you wear make-up that it glides on smoother.

If you live somewhere that has seasonal changes, you should take advantage of even keeled weather to do deeper peels and exfoliation techniques. In the Northeast, Spring and Fall are the best times to gain momentum with your exfoliation routine. With lots of summer sun, and the air conditioner going strong, the skin is more susceptible to irritation and during the winter, the weather may be harsh from strong cool winds and indoor heat and you may notice your skin is more sensitive. So use common sense to determine the right time for stronger peels .

To create a radiant, smooth complexion there are a few tricks of the trade. Lighter exfoliation that can be done daily is adding a wet piece of cotton to remove excess cleansing agents each time you wash your skin. This helps remove flaking and dead skin cells. A few times a week when you cleanse, use a cleansing brush on top of the moisturizer and there are many on the market from silicone brushes like Intelligent Skin Sense TriDermislide, or bristle brushes that cosmetic companies provide. Even a hand held small child’s toothbrush can work. If you want a product to melt away the dead skin cells, look for one with alpha hydroxy acids (AHA’s). These lower your natural pH of the skin causing a light peeling effect and best used at night when the skin is resting and not exposed to the sun. You an schedule a spa facial and ask for an AHA peel which is stronger than the home product. Make sure to find out how to maintain your skin after the treatment. Microdermabrasion is another spa technique that has a suction wand that moves across the skin and exfoliates the skin. This is good to do once a month and follow the estheticians advice for aftercare.

In summary the Benefits of Exfoliating are:

  • Smoother, softer skin
  • Increase in circulation
  • Fewer ingrown hairs
  • Balanced, brightened skin tone