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Why You Should Exfoliate

Why You Should Exfoliate

Every 30 days or so, your skin naturally sheds dead skin cells to make way for the new cells which will form the top layer of your skin. If those dead cells don’t shed on their own, you are left with dry, dull and flaky skin. When you exfoliate, you are helping your skin to reach its softest and smoothest potential by speeding up the process and removing your dead skin cells manually.

It’s important for you to find the right exfoliation regimen for your own skin care routine, so as to remove dead cells without stripping away too much of your skin’s natural oils.

7 reasons to regularly exfoliate:

  1. Removes dead skin cells and increases cell turnover:

    When too many dead skin cells build up, your skin will start to look dull and rough. Your body naturally sheds these dead cells to make room for newer, fresher skin, but sometimes the dead skin cells that should be leaving your body linger. Exfoliation helps to clear away these dull dead cells to make room for your beautiful healthy skin to shine!

  2. Unclogging pores and preventing acne:

    Unfortunately, shrinking your pores is not an option, but you can prevent your pores from getting any larger! When dead cells are left on your skin, they combine with the natural oils of your body, becoming sticky and attracting any and all types of dirt and debris. As your pores fill with guck, blackheads are developed, causing your pores to become larger and more visible.

    Not only do your dead skin cells attract dirt but they are bacteria's best friend! Bacteria feed on dead skin cells which results in pimples. Pimples spread more bacteria which feed on more dead skin cells, creating more blemishes, and the cycle continues. This is the number one reason for people with acne to exfoliate. Finding the right exfoliation regimen can stop those problematic dead skin cells from wreaking havoc on your skin!

  3. Prevents dark spots, blemishes and brings even tone to the skin:

    Exfoliants can smooth the texture of your skin, reducing the appearance of dark spots, hyperpigmentation, scarring and rough textures. Using the right method of exfoliation will help brighten and even out your skin tone. Your skin will become clearer and more uniform over time!

  4. Prevents wrinkles and helps in anti-aging:

    The thicker the layer of dead skin gets on your body, the more dull and dead the surface of your skin will appear. Dead skin has less elasticity than healthy skin, meaning your skin won't bounce back the way it once did, resulting in wrinkles! You can help your skin keep that younger look for longer by getting those pesky dead skin cells out of the way and making room for new skin cells to shine. Sticking to the right exfoliation regimen, in the long run, will increase collagen production, which is the secret to healthy, nourished, and vibrant skin!

  5. Improves blood circulation:

    As an added bonus, exfoliation aids in lymphatic drainage and gets your blood flowing. Oxygen-rich blood rushes to the surface of your skin, detoxifying as it feeds and nourishes your cells, for a little cleanse from the inside out!

  6. Helps skincare products penetrate deeper:

    Even if you spend all of your money on the best skincare products out there, you will see little to no improvement in your skin if you don’t exfoliate first! Dead skin cell build-up creates a barrier on the surface of your skin that keeps everything out. The thicker the layer of dead skin, the less your products will be able to penetrate. Exfoliating dead skin cells will give products better access to your healthy new cells, so they can work their magic!

  7. Helps in preventing ingrown hair:

    Ingrown hairs are those tiny, irritating red bumps that can appear on your skin after waxing, shaving or any other type of hair removal. As your new hair grows, dead skin cells can block the opening of your hair follicle, trapping the hair under the surface of your skin. As the hair curls in on itself, it causes inflammation, resulting in those unseemly red dots!

    Exfoliation removes dry skin, preventing skin cells from forming and blocking your pores, improving cell regeneration for newer, softer skin, so your hair can grow easily.

Exfoliation regimen and skin types:

There is no one size fits all exfoliation regimen, as not all skin types are the same! Finding the right technique for your skin will produce the best results while minimizing the risk of damage or irritation.  

People with “normal” skin usually find that they can use any exfoliation technique or product without experiencing unfortunate side effects. However, if you have more sensitive skin, you will want to stay away from more aggressive forms of exfoliation and find a gentle option that won’t cause you irritation. We recommend exfoliating twice weekly, though people with oily skin types may be able to exfoliate more often.  

How to exfoliate with Physical and Chemical tools:

There is more than one way to exfoliate your skin and finding the right solution for you is important for achieving the best results!

  • Physical Exfoliant:

    Any method of exfoliation that involves manual scrubbing is known as physical exfoliation. Using a physical exfoliant, such as the Parissa Konjac Sponge twice a week, is incredibly simple and easy to do at home, providing immediate results.

  • Chemical Exfoliant:

    This method of exfoliation uses different chemicals, including hydroxy acids and retinol to renew your skin. As with all forms of exfoliation, if not done correctly, chemical exfoliants can irritate or damage your skin. Contact a dermatologist or healthcare professional if you are unsure how to incorporate chemical products into your beauty routine.

    Avoid exfoliating when you have cuts, open wounds, or sunburns on your skin, and always remember to use a gentle moisturizer, such as the Parissa Ultra Soothe Oil after exfoliation to replenish and restore with essential oils.

Features of Parissa ingrown rescue kit:

Parissa Ingrown Rescue Kit

The Parissa Ingrown Rescue Kit has all the essentials you need to cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize. A complete kit that contains Parissa’s Exfoliating Konjac Sponge, made with finely ground walnut shells for 8x the exfoliation of a regular sponge, the Parissa Tea Tree Soap, a lightweight lather to rinse away impurities, and the Parissa Ultra Soothe Oil, the perfect blend of essential oils to soothe and moisturize while encouraging new cell generation, for a softer feeling and fresher looking skin.

Our proven three-step routine effectively treats and prevents ingrown hair at the root by preventing skin cells from forming and blocking your pores, improves blood circulation, increases cell turnover, and prevents acne and other skin problems by removing dry skin while emollients in our Ultra Soothe Oil soften and moisturize to prevent dry skin from forming in the first place!

Woman using Parissa Tea Tree Soap

 

Woman using Parissa Konjac Sponge

 

Woman using Parissa Ultra Soothe Oil

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