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Why You Should Exfoliate Your Skin

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Number 1 rule of skincare: Exfoliate your skin!

You’ve heard it time and time again, from magazines, beauty counters and perhaps your best friend! Why is everyone on your case and why should you exfoliate your skin? Read on to learn the benefits of exfoliating.

Benefits of exfoliating your skin:

  • It gets rid of dry flaky skin and reveals new smoother skin.
  • Moisturizers and serums will penetrate better into the skin.
  • Make-up will glide on and look flawless.
  • Skin will look brighter and less dull.

 

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Take this analogy:

Imagine a yard filled with leaves. If you water that lawn it might not fully penetrate to the grass, you need to rake the leaves and then water the lawn. That is how exfoliating works for the skin.

 

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Application Tips:

  • Apply to wet skin as it will be easier to dislodge any dirt or sebum on the face. We suggest: placing it in the shower for easy access.
  • Apply in small circular motions. Start by applying upwards and scrubbing more around the curves of the nose, in between the eyebrows, and forehead.
  • DO not exert pressure, be gentle using just the tips of your fingers.
  • DO spend more than a minute scrubbing.
  • Use a masque, after, to close pores.
  • DO NOT over scrub! Over scrubbing can have the opposite effect as you will scrub the new skin underneath causing your skin to become even more flaky and, in some instances, red. For oily skin use an exfoliator twice a week; for normal to dry skin use once a week.
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Rockie

Rockie, is a makeup junkie, living north of the border with her husband and exclusively breastfed baby girl! She dreams to one day live in a sunnier and warmer city, but for now, tries to see the beauty in snow and the cold weather.She loves learning new things and enjoys the unexpected surprises life has to offer. You can catch snippets of her life at her blog, Life Unexpected, and follow her on Pinterest and Twitter.

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