We’ve all heard of exfoliation, but how much do you know about its importance?

Exfoliation is known to be an equally important step in our skincare routines as cleansing, applying a serum and moisturising. With the cooler months upon us, many of us start to experience dry and flaky skin and exfoliation is an important part of your skincare routine. Both your face and body benefit from regular exfoliation.

"The natural path of our skin health is that the young cells sit down in the basal layer of the skin and they work their way up and as they do so they start to die. They die to form a barrier over your skin and they might look a bit dry because they are on the surface. If you exfoliate you will remove dead skin cells that contain chemicals that they pick up from the environment," says ageing expert Professor Derek Richard.

From around the age of 25, the process of cell regeneration becomes increasingly slower. This means that skin takes longer to shed dead skin cells sitting on the skin’s surface, often leading to a dull, uneven, lacklustre complexion. A build-up of dead skin cells can lead to clogged pores, in turn causing breakouts and acne. Exfoliation removes the barrier of dead skin cells clogging the skin and uncovers fresh new cells below.

Exfoliating also aids the absorption of your skincare products, through deeply cleansing and unclogging pores thus allowing products to penetrate deeper into the skin for optimum performance. A regular exfoliating routine will leave your skin looking fresh and healthy. 

Some of the things you may notice from the skin that would benefit from exfoliation are:

  • Rough appearance or texture
  • Acne or other breakouts
  • Discoloration
  • Uneven texture, tone
  • Sun and age spots
  • Dullness
  • Having dry, flaky, irritated skin

    Regular exfoliation can help to:

    • Ward off the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
    • Keeps skin soft, smooth, and glowing
    • Keep pores clean and prevent clogging
    • Absorb moisture into the skin and retain it
    • Prevent ingrown hairs
    • Reduce and prevent acne by removing bacteria that may be on your skin

      Exfoliation also helps your skin renew faster by removing the dead skin cells. Age, sun damage, and hormonal changes slow down your body's natural shedding process. 

      Keep skin glowing, soft and healthy by exfoliating once a week, or twice a week for drier or more mature skin types.

      The Ellus & Krue Detoxifying Exfoliant  has been carefully curated with active ingredients that can assist with the removal of unwanted impurities, leaving your skin feeling brighter and smoother.

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