Health & FitnessNovember 2014

Exfoliation may not be the answer to achieving flawless skin!

I have no doubt in my mind as you read this article you can recall once owning some sort of scrub or some form of product to remove the dead layers of skin?

Exfoliation may not be the answer to achieving flawless skin!Or using something to try to remove those pesky black heads from your nose, chasing the look and feel of a smooth, glowing and flawless completion? I can bet in most cases after a while your skin has felt Sensitive, red and raw. We have truly become a nation of over exfoliators and do I blame you? NO….. Media, clever marketing and Celebrities have been raving about the wonderful benefits of exfoliation since the early nineties. It has become such a massive industry now I could say it has become the epidemic of over exfoliation…… with about 70% of clients coming to see me with skin conditions related to the over use of exfoliators and we are now creating skin conditions!

The purpose of exfoliation is to remove the dead cells that may have accumulated on the top outer layers of Skin “the epidermis”, However, The question you should be asking yourself is… Why did the skin accumulate dead skin cells in the first place??? When naturally our skin should be desquamating “soughing off” millions of dead skin cells daily??? Hhhmmmm got you thinking…..

Not only is our outer layers of skin there to protect us from UV rays and nasty chemicals penetrating our skin. One of our most vital functions of the skin is this whole process of cells coming to the surface and desquamating. Our outer layer of skin “Epidermis is where this whole process takes place, now our Epidermis is about the density of one sheet of paper

So can you imagine what your regular quick scrub in the shower is really doing to your skin not only would you be removing the dead cells that have accumulated, but potentially removing live tissue also.

Are you creating your own skin conditions?? Want to know how to gain the healthiest functioning skin yet.

Justine Bell
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