EXFOLIATION: THE KEY TO GETTING THAT RADIANT SUMMER GLOW

A RADIANT GLOW IS A TRADEMARK OF SUMMER!  
WHAT IS EXFOLIATION?
EXFOLIATION IS THE REMOVAL OF SURFACE DRY SKIN CELLS.  IT INCREASES BLOOD CIRCULATION AND STIMULATES YOUR BODY’S NATURAL DETOXIFICATION PROCESSES TO FOSTER GORGEOUS, SMOOTH SKIN FROM THE INSIDE OUT.
EXFOLIATION IS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT TECHNIQUES THAT YOU CAN USE ON YOUR SKIN TO RESOLVE CERTAIN SKIN PROBLEMS AS WELL AS TO ACHIEVE HEALTHY GLOWING SKIN.  
THE SKINS NATURAL EXFOLIATION PROCESS SLOWS AS WE AGE, RESULTING IN A BUILD-UP OF DRY SKIN CELLS.  AS YOU INCREASE HOW OFTEN YOU EXFOLIATE, YOU ARE TRICKING YOUR SKIN INTO BEING YOUNG AGAIN!
WHAT CAN SKIN CARE PROBLEM EXFOLIATION HELP YOU TO RESOLVE?
BLEMISHED SKIN/CLOGGED PORES:
MANY OF US ARE USING ACNE PRODUCTS THAT ARE SO DRYING TO THE SKIN.  ALTHOUGH THESE DRYING PRODUCTS DO TEND TO DESTROY ACNE-CAUSING BACTERIA, THEY ALSO USUALLY RESULT IN NOT ONLY, IRRITATED SKIN BUT ALSO IN FUTURE BREAKOUTS.  AS YOU CONTINUE TO DRY OUT YOUR SKIN, YOU ARE ALSO CREATING A BUILD-UP OF DRY SKIN CELLS.  THIS BUILD-UP IS ACTING AS A BARRIER ON YOUR SKIN TO TRAP IN OIL AND TO START A NEW CYCLE OF BREAKOUTS.  THE MORE YOU REMOVE SURFACE SKIN CELLS, THE LESS OIL WILL STAY TRAPPED AND CONGESTED IN THE PORES.
POST- BREAKOUT RED/DARK MARKS:
YOU KNOW THOSE RED, DARK MARKS THAT REMAIN ON THE SKIN LONG AFTER YOUR BLEMISH HAS HEALED?  THE SECRET TO FADING THESE MARKS IS EXFOLIATION!  THE MORE YOU REMOVE THE SURFACE DAMAGED SKIN TISSUE, THE MORE YOU ARE RIDDING THE SKIN OF THOSE PESKY DARK MARKS AND ENCOURAGING THE FORMATION OF NEW HEALTHY SKIN TISSUE.
HYPERPIGMENTATION:
THESE ARE BROWN SPOTS THAT COME WITH AGE, PREGNANCY, HORMONAL CHANGES, AND GENETICS.  AS THE SKIN AGES, THESE SPOTS TEND TO BECOME MORE APPARENT AND DARKER.  EXFOLIATION BREAKS UP THE PIGMENTED CELLS TO HELP THEM FADE.  COMBINED WITH A SKIN LIGHTENING AGENTS SUCH AS VITAMIN C AND E,  EXFOLIATION WILL AID IN SPEEDING UP THE FADING PROCESS.
DRY SKIN:
ESPECIALLY IN THOSE COLD WINTER MONTHS, EXFOLIATION IS VERY IMPORTANT.  WHEN THE SKIN IS DRY,  WE TEND TO LOAD UP ON HEAVIER CREAMS TO COMPENSATE FOR THE DRYNESS.  BUT DRY SKIN MEANS YOU HAVE DRY SKIN CELL BUILDUP.  THE MORE YOU LAYER ON YOUR HEAVY CREAMS, THE MORE YOU ARE TRYING TO RE-HYDRATE DRY SKIN CELLS…THIS IS WASTING YOUR TIME!  INSTEAD, INCREASE YOUR EXFOLIATION TO REMOVE THE DRY SKIN CELLS, AND THEN MOISTURIZE THE NEW SKIN CELLS.  THIS WILL LEAVE YOUR SKIN NICE AND MOIST.
BOTTEM LINE:
EXFOLIATE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, WITH MINIMAL IRRITATION.  THE SKIN LIKES BOOST, BUT NOT ON AN EVERYDAY BASIS.