The Importance of Full-Body Exfoliation
In addition to proper nutrition, rest and exercise, our body needs a lot of very specific care in order to remain healthy and beautiful. Unfortunately, no matter how dedicated and thorough we are about cleaning and taking care of our body, there is simply no way we can effectively do everything our body needs with just the tools and products we have at home. Such is the case with full-body exfoliation, which is an important part of any beauty regimen.
Exfoliating Your Skin
Just as regular trips to the dentist are essential to maintaining your oral health, so too is full-body exfoliation essential to maintaining your skin’s health. Your skin is shedding approximately thirty to fifty thousand dead skin cells each minute. This adds up to roughly nine pounds of dead skin cells a year–and if that isn’t icky enough to consider, there is the point that not all these dead skin cells actually fall away from our skin on their own.
Dead skin cells can slowly and steadily build up on your skin and make it feel rough and dry–they can also cause your skin to look dull and unhealthy, which is the complete opposite of what any woman wants to see when she looks in the mirror. But perhaps even more upsetting is the fact that dead skin cells can clog your pores and lead to undesirable skin issues, including acne breakouts, psoriasis and more. Unfortunately, no amount of scrubbing with soap and water can clear all these dead skin cells from the surface of your skin, and even over-the-counter skincare products may fail to get the job done well. At best these products will simply fail to effectively clean all dead skin cells away, and at worst they can irritate your skin and cause further skin problems.
Professionally-delivered full-body exfoliation may not be able to prevent all skin problems from occurring, just as regular visits to the dentist does not automatically guarantee one will never encounter any dental issues, but it can certainly help. Put simply, full-body exfoliation is an important part of one’s skincare regimen, especially after major changes in weather and season. At Botanica, we recommend helping your skin transition between seasons by coming in for dermaplaning and our wonderful Mt. Glow Honey Butter Treatment. Properly done, a full-body exfoliation leaves your skin feeling soft, smooth, refreshed and rehydrated and provides that beautiful, healthy glow we all crave.