Exfoliation can be confusing it seems that we either exfoliate way to often or not often enough. But why do we need to exfoliate and what are the benefits?
As we age our natural exfoliation process slows down, therefore it is important to speed this process up to maintain a healthy skin. Not only does exfoliation maintain and create a healthy skin complexion and barrier it also maximises the penetration of our products, making it one of the most important steps in our routine.
There are two types of exfoliation, chemical & physical.
Chemical exfoliators use acids such as lactic, salicylic, glycolic acids or fruit enzymes. These work deeper into the skin to loosen the bond between the old and new cells and can often be used more frequently if the skin requires.
Physical exfoliators are products which contain beads or granules which manually buff off the top layer of dead skin cells. These are ideal for those looking for a less frequent treatment. Soft, slow movements will ensure all dead dull skin cells are effectively removed from both face and body revealing a smooth and glowing skin. It is key not to over buff as this can result in sensitivity.
Both types are hugely beneficial and effective if you use the correct one for your skin type and concerns.
Lotus scrub uses biodegradable exfoliating agents such as lotus seed powder to gently buff away unwanted dead dull skin cells. The natural hydrating and calming properties make this scrub suitable for most skin types and can be used on both face and body. Twice a week apply this beautiful scrub onto a damp skin after cleansing and massage in a circular motion for 1 minute. This gentle application will stimulate the circulation and remove impurities leaving the skin feeling soft and rejuvenated. Rinse with warm water and follow with your favourite serum and moisturiser for optimum results.