Facial Cleansing and Exfoliation


Beauty experts all around the world can’t stress enough the importance of facial cleansing.

That’s why it is vital for you to undergo regular deep cleansing routines using the right tools and products.

With this in mind, we highly recommend a regular routine to exfoliate your skin.


Exfoliating is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin using a chemical, granular substance, clay mask or exfoliation tool.

Simply put, exfoliating your skin regularly will help improve the appearance of your skin in several ways. Exfoliation can leave your skin looking brighter and keep your skin smooth and soft by buffing away and removing dead skin cells. It also improves the effectiveness of skin care serums and products by enhancing absorption.

As we age, the process of cell regeneration slows down. This means that the body is slower to shed skin cells and generate new ones. Skin naturally will shed dead skin cells to accommodate new cells about every 30 days. When old skin cells don’t shed and pile up on the skin’s surface, it can leave your skin looking dry and dull. Exfoliating can help prevent this.

When you're exfoliating your skin, you're effectively unclogging your pores. Dead skin on the surface seals the pores. When this occurs and your skin’s sebaceous glands produce oil, it can get stuck under the skin. These clogged pores can lead to excess oil, blemishes and breakouts because there is nowhere for the oil to go.

Exfoliation is a key step in a well-rounded skincare routine for all skin types because it sloughs off this dead and dry skin. But there are other benefits-

1. Since pores are unclogged and the surface of the skin is smoothed and rid of any dead or dry skin, your other skincare products are able to penetrate more deeply.

Exfoliation helps serums and moisturizers penetrate deeper into the skin, when something that's rich in nourishing ingredients penetrates deeper, it's able to work more effectively rather than sitting on the skin surface.

2. Exfoliants break down dry and dead skin while smoothing texture, which means the skin appears to look more uniform over time

3. Exfoliating your skin can stimulate lymphatic drainage for internal cleansing and skin detoxification.  

    4. It can stimulate circulation, which brings oxygen-rich blood to nourish the skin's surface, which in turn boosts the skin's radiance. By removing dead and dying skin cells and keeping the fresh healthy cells at the skin surface, exfoliating can result in glowing skin.

    5. Regular exfoliation can helps to stimulate collagen synthesis. Collagen is key to improving the skin's texture, and keep the skin looking firm and toned and so can also offer anti-aging benefits, that helps lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


    Traditionally, exfoliation is referred to as physically scrubbing the skin, but that may not be the best way to remove dead skin cells for those with sensitive skin

    Facial scrubs and brushes are forms of mechanical, or physical, exfoliation. This includes using an exfoliating brush, sponge or glove. Other methods involve using a liquid, gel or scrub with granules like microbeads or sugar to smooth and refine the skin. 

    Acids and skin peels are forms of chemical exfoliation. With chemical exfoliation, alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) or enzymes are used to chemically loosen the glue-like substance that holds dead skin cells together so they are easily removed. Best to leave this to the experts at your favorite spa.

    As always, too much of a good thing – becomes a bad thing. Generally, skin should be exfoliated only one to two times per week, depending on your own skin type, to help expedite skin cell turnover without causing damage. Too much exfoliation can lead to irritation, burning or peeling skin, redness and inflammation, breakouts and increased sensitivity to usual products that you use in your routines.


    Exfoliating once a week is enough to keep your skin looking radiant. A clay mask is a simple, gentle and effective way to exfoliate skin and is simple and easy to use at home. 

    Key points:

    Aside from clearing away dry and dead skin, a regular exfoliation habit increases the skin's radiance, clarity, and youthfulness

    Exfoliation is necessary because it allows the shedding of the top layers of the dermis to readily allow the fresh skin to breathe and function without any unwanted barriers.

    Proper exfoliation removes the barrier of dead skin cells clogging the skin and uncovers fresh new cells below. This opens the way for serums and moisturizing products to penetrate more deeply into the skin, which makes them more effective. In short, a regular exfoliating routine will leave your skin looking fresh and healthy.

    A mineral based clay mask is easy and effective .

    It is an easy and affordable skin cleansing tool you can use at home that makes an exfoliating routine a breeze and can help your favorite skin serums work their magic better by more efficient penetration into your skin. Try our Glacial Nutrients Clay Mask for soft, healthy and glowing skin.

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