New Year, New You, we’ve all heard it, right? Well…we’d like to assume you’ve been exfoliating year-round, but if not, now’s your chance to add this important step to your regimen.
Why Exfoliation Is Key
A clean face will only take your skin so far if you’re not removing the debris left behind from daily life. Without exfoliation, dead skin cells and sebum can accumulate and cause the skin to look dull and dry. This buildup of oils and dead skin can also clog your pores, leading to blackheads and milia. So now that we agree that you should be exfoliating, it’s important to find one that works for your skin.
A lot of those prone to breakouts with an oilier complexion feel the need to completely strip the skin of all of it’s precious oils in hopes to keep the blemishes at bay. A lack of natural sebum can cause the skin to overproduce oil to compensate, which leaves you in a vicious cycle of breakouts and painful stripping. It's best to keep things balanced. We like African Botanics Mineral Cleansing Mask because it draws excess oil to the surface but will not dry you out.
Ladies, don’t skip the scrub! There are perfectly gentle exfoliators out there to keep your skin looking fresh but never irritated. Pai Skin Care, created especially for ultra-sensitive skin types, offers a nurturing exfoliant that helps protect while removing flaky skin that is often paired with sensitive skin conditions. Using perfectly circular Jojoba beads, you won't have to worry about scratching or damaging your delicate skin.
When your skin is dehydrated, the last thing that sounds like a good idea is exfoliating, but trust us, you can have glowing hydrated skin. The key is using a product that uses mechanical exfoliation suspended in a super hydrating base. The Soft Gommage Gel from Koh Gen Do is the ideal marriage of both qualities.
If your main concern is addressing fine lines and wrinkles, you’ll want to stick with a chemical exfoliant with anti-aging benefits, typically including a glycolic. This not only reveals refreshed skin but also helps to stimulate the production of collagen. We are absolutely loving Australian brand Alph-H's Liquid Gold, a USA exclusive on b-glowing!
We’re super excited about the glowing results you’ll manifest! Tell us what product is working for you below in the blog. And if you’re feeling especially gorgeous (as we know you are) snap a pic and post it on Instagram, just for fun. Here’s to a #bglowing #NewYear!
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