Exfoliation is an important part of skin care

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Exfoliants and Exfoliation: The benefits to your skin

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Exfoliation is an important part of skin care. Irrespective of whether you have dry or oily skin, the health of your skin will benefit by regularly including exfoliation in your daily skin care regime.

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About 80,000 facial skin cells die every day, which is why your skin can take on that dull, lustreless appearance, accentuating lines and wrinkles on your face if you do not include exfoliation in your daily skin care regime.

Many women still use commercial soaps that are harsh on your skin and contain chemicals you’d rather not know. The combination of these chemicals and the harshness of these soaps can leave your face dry, robbed of moisture and having removed the protective Acid Mantel, vulnerable to microbes and other potentially harmful environmental factors.

Exfoliation is the first step in any good daily skin care regime. Exfoliation can take a number of forms; you can use a facial clay gel-wash, which removes dirt, stale natural oils as well as gently remove the dead skin cells from your face, leaving your face clean, free of stale oils and dirt, and unblock the pores of your skin. Or, you can use products such as the Skin Renewal Gel from Wildcrafted Herbal Products or a multitude of other natural products that will help to remove the layer of dead skin cells.

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Wildcrafted's Hydrating Cleanser is formulated for Normal to Dry, Mature and Sensitive Skin types.

Wildcrafted's Hydrating Cleanser contains Rose, Chamomile and Geranium with Glycerine and oils of Coconut, Almond and Shea Nut Butter to cleanse, soothe and hydrate the skin.

Rose and Chamomille are soothing and calming to the skin while Geranium tones and improves the general appearance of the skin. The combined actions of glycerine and coconut, palm and almond oils have a hydrating effect on the skin and maintain moisture in the skin.

This special formulation makes Wildcrafted Hydrating Cleanser suitable for dry, mature and sensitive skin types and should be used before toning and moisturising as part of a daily skin care regime.

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For this reason it is also an ideal formulation to treat scarring due to stretch marks as well as scarring from acne.

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Exfoliation is intended to do nothing more than remove dead skin cells, however, you need to be aware of how ‘ruff’ they are. For example, there are chemical exfoliants, which will not just attack the dead skin cells, but also harm living cells. This is not the aim of a quality exfoliant, on the contrary, exfoliation is supposed to help promote new growth of skin cells, not attack new cells.

Similarly, there are natural as well as non-natural exfoliants that have ingredients that can cause minute cuts and be quite abrasive to your facial skin. Some exfoliating gloves are also in the too hard category. Again this is not the type of product you would want to use.

Exfoliants should contain substances such as high quality clays, herbal extracts and essential oils that are gentle to your skin, but do remove the dead skin layer at the same time. Clay, for example, is made up of rounded particles and because of their shape, they will not irritate or cut your skin nor will they be abrasive to the skin. Essential oils, such as Chamomile are soothing, anti-septic and cleansing. Finally, a good exfoliant should be natural, gentle and contain ingredients that are cleansing and soothing to your skin.

When dealing with oily skin this is particularly important, as over stimulation of the skin will cause an increase in sebum secretion ultimately increasing the oiliness of the skin. Using mild cleansers, such as Wildcrafted's Lemon Cleanser is ideal, because its gentle actions will achieve the desired outcome without being harsh on the skin which would create a cycle of oiliness that just gets worse rather than better.

On the other hand, if your skin is dry, it tries to correct the moisture imbalance by producing and secreting more of its natural oils (sebum). Exfoliating using a hydrating cleanser, such as Wildcrafted's Hydrating Cleanser, or the Red Earth Facial Clay Mask will benefit your skin by open the pores and remove toxins and dead skin cells from the skin's surface, allowing the skin to breathe more naturally. In addition, with regular exfoliation (2-3 times weekly), fine lines will become less visible and your skin will have a healthy glow.

Exfoliation is not just for women, men too need to exfoliate their skin if they want healthy vibrant skin. After all, skin is skin, male or female and its functions are identical. The healthier the skin, the better all round.

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