- LAUREN RIBERDY
Don't Hate, Exfoliate!
Hey beauties! Welcome back to BLONDESODA. Today we will be talking all about the ins and outs of exfoliation. Exfoliation? Yes, you should be exfoliating weekly! Any and all skin types, 1-3 times weekly.
Exfoliation is simply the removal of the upper layer of the epidermis or skin. Due to many factors, makeup, weather, stress, natural oils, and the simple passage of time, dead cells build up on the surface of your skin. These dead cells can make your skin appear dull, increase the visibility of fine lines, and can clog pores—causing breakouts. Regular exfoliation is a must for keeping your skin fresh. Scrubs and exfoliating facial washes are a go-to option, especially exfoliating mixes with natural ingredients. There are also deeper, more intense exfoliation treatments you can receive from a spa for more dramatic results. Chemical peels, microneedling, and microdermablasion are all popular options.
NOTHING YOU PUT ON YOUR SKIN IS GOING TO WORK UNLESS YOU EXFOLIATE!
Using a gentle exfoliating cleanser two to three times per week is perfectly safe. It’s tempting to exfoliate daily, especially in the summer when you have excess oils on your face, or during those monthly breakouts. However, it can actually make the problems worse by stripping away too much of your natural oils, or “lipid barrier” of the skin. Causing your skin to go into over drive and producing sebum. Sebum is an, oily waxy substance produced by your body's sebaceous glands. Your skin produces this oil when it is making up for all the moisture it has lost. This can cause your skin to become excessively dry, red or itchy, or cause breakouts and rapid signs of aging. So fight the temptation to over-exfoliate and shoot for exfoliating every other day or every couple of days. Then you can schedule a more in-depth exfoliating treatment once every few months to significantly reduce signs of aging like wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots, and acne scars. Masks are always a great option! We recommend trying Summer Fridays Overtime mask! This clarifying mask is great for all skin types, and uses vitamin packed pumpkin and exfoliating apricot seed powder to polish away dead skin cells for an instant luminous effect. It is also Cruelty-Free & Vegan <3
EXFOLIATE THOSE BAD VIBES!
Wondering which exfoliant is best for you? DM us with your skin type and concerns. One of our Pro Artists will be happy to assist you. Thank you for tuning into BLONDESODA!
Remember...DONT HATE, EXFOILATE! :)