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One of the things that I love doing on the weekends (besides eating) is using an all-over body scrub. My skin gets super dry, itchy and flaky especially during the colder months. The wintery air and the dry heat of the radiator leaves my scaly. I sometimes even get dry patches that makes it look like I am moulting! So once a week, I exfoliate using a body scrub.
Exfoliation is vital to any skincare routine. The body generates new skin cells in the dermis (the innermost layer of skin) roughly every 28 days. As these new skin cells get older, they get pushed to the outermost surface of the skin (the epidermis), eventually die and gets filled with keratin (a protein). This keratin helps protect the skin from outside world. The epidermis then naturally gets eroded (or falls off) and so the cycle continues. As we get older, this constant process becomes less efficient and that leads to patches of flaky, dead skin cells that makes the skin less smooth. Also, when you apply moisturizers, serums, treatments etc., this flaky skin prevents these nutrients from getting to the deeper layers of skin. This is where exfoliation is important. When you remove this outer layer, you reveal fresher, healthier, younger looking skin and all your treatments are more effective. You want glowy skin? Start with exfoliation!
Recently I have been using the SheaMoisture Organic Argan Oil & Raw Shea Body Scrub with Frankincense & Myrrh.