Why Exfoliating is Important

exfoliating skin

With spring finally here and summer on the way, it’s time to shed the layers and bare some skin; arms, legs, and face...well that is, if you’ve exfoliated!  

Why should you exfoliate?

remove dead skin cells

The reason we want to exfoliate is because as we age, the rate of cell turnover gradually slows. As a result, your skin becomes thin and fragile.  The complexion of your skin becomes dull and loses its glow. Regular use of exfoliating products removes dead skin cells and speeds up epidermis renewal (your outer layer of skin).  This will make your skin regain its youthful glow, as well as enhance the texture of your skin.

How many days a week should you exfoliate?

As important as it is to exfoliate, you must keep in mind what you put on your skin DOES matter!  Exfoliate every 3 days to give your skin time to create new epidermal cells, and as a result, watch wrinkles soften while you and your skin look younger!

What type of exfoliant you use DOES MATTER!


Everyone loves to have soft glowing skin, but are you polishing your skin with plastic? You are if your facial scrub or exfoliant contains particles made from polyethylene.  It’s a common exfoliating ingredient in popular products and many high-end products too. I just read the ingredients of a very well-known and trusted company that many of our mothers and grandmothers swear by.  It promises to exfoliate with a home microdermabrasion system.  

The key ingredients are PEG-8, sodium bicarbonate, silica and Polysorbate 20.  PEG is the abbreviation for propylene glycol.  Polyethylene is similar.  They are all synthetic chemicals, most of them are plastics.  Do you want plastic skin or healthy skin?? How does skin breathe when it's covered with plastic?

Use a more natural exfoliant

           
apricot seeds

Instead, AMG suggests products with jojoba beads (pronounced ho-ho-ba), like our Moringa Infused Apricot Exfoliant with Apricot and Jojoba Beads!  It’s packed full of nutrients and plant-based Medical Grade ingredients to get the job done.
jojoba tree

Above: Jojoba Tree

Unlike other plastic beads that are extremely hard and too abrasive; Jojoba beads come from the seeds of the Jojoba tree and is therefore completely natural, and remarkably effective...nature knows best!  After exfoliating, make sure to follow up with our Moringa Infused Daily Moisturizer Cream and you will be ready to face any day. Top it off with the Elixir Oil to really glow all day.

Just like the spring season brings out beautiful flowers, replace the old with the new! Winter got old fast, let's make sure your skin doesn't!

Linda Lizotte-Admin
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