The Importance of Skin Exfoliation

Beauty begins with the bare essentials, and if nothing else, you have your skin. Skincare is one of the most imperative aspects of self-care, and for us, it is the key to comfortability. We know what you’re thinking: Another post about an 8 step skincare regimen? And the answer is No ma’am. Today we will discuss one vital step in our skincare routines that isn’t a daily ritual but leaves lasting effects. Let’s get into exfoliation!

Exfoliation
 is the act or process of removing the oldest or dead skin cells from the skin’s outermost surface. Exfoliation can be done chemically or physically. Chemicals such as Glycolic Acid or Salicylic Acid are common exfoliants. Physical exfoliation can involve a gritty face scrub or a rough surface such as a facial brush. Exfoliation has a range of benefits, including decreasing hyperpigmentation to achieve an even and glowy skin tone, improving skin texture, and allowing for moisture to penetrate the skin deeper.
 
Our favorite form of exfoliation is definitely the Urban Skin RX 3-in-1, Even Tone Cleansing Bar. This product is included with this season’s mailer, and the included textured sponge has definitely been helping us glow this Summer! Also, the Urban Skin RX 3-in-1 even tone cleansing bar has licorice extract in it, which aids with soothing irritated skin. If you need one more reason to love your Femailer, just try exfoliating with the Urban Skin RX cleansing bar and sponge! Exfoliation is definitely the step that will take your
skin to the next level. However, even too much of a good thing is bad. Yes, girl, over-exfoliating is real! Try to minimize exfoliation to once or twice a week to avoid damaging the skin barrier and causing dehydration. Dehydrated skin can lead to heightened oil production, which results in skin breakouts, and that’s just one thing we do not have time for this Summer! What are your favorite ways to exfoliate? Let us know in the comments! For more information on Femailer, follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @myfemailer!