|When Sloughing Off is a Good Thing - Exfoliation|
The process of exfoliation loosens and sloughs away dead skin cells on
the epidermis or outer skin layer. This naturally occurring process
actually results in the sloughing off of old skin cells replaced by new
ones every 28 days. The cycle slows as we age. Exfoliation treatments
aide the natural process by providing the little assistance sometimes
needed to remove stubborn dead skin cells.
It doesn't matter how
much moisturizer you are slapping on your skin, if dead skin cells stand
in the way of your skin absorbing all the benefits your moisturizer has
to offer. Pores clogged by the dead cells your skin has shed will lead
to blackheads, a dry look and rough skin surface. This is why regular
exfoliation is the cornerstone of any effective skin care regimen.
Key Exfoliation Methods
* Massage exfoliation can be performed with sugar, salt, poppy seeds, crushed almonds, maize flour, etc.
Enzymatic or chemical masks exfoliate without massage. A natural
approach is based on fruit enzymes such as pineapple, pumpkin, papaya
and naseberry. A glycolic peel is a clinical enzymatic exfoliation that
uses a stronger chemical. These enzymatic exfoliations make the skin
tingle a bit as dead skin cells are loosened for removal.
Microdermabrasion is a clinical approach that is highly effective in
accelerating the benefits of exfoliation. The esthetician uses a
microderm wand in cross-hatched type movements across different sections
of the face which sloughs away dead skin while the microderm machine
acts as a "gentle vacuum" to whisk away the dead skin cells. There is
no down time from this treatment. Because it is highly effective in
reducing the dead skin cover and revealing a new skin surface,
microdermabrasion is advisable only in the Fall and Winter when our
exposure to harmful UV rays is limited.
Which of these
approaches is best for your skin is best determined by an experienced
professional. My free consultation and recommendation can help you
choose your path to these great exfoliation benefits:
* New cell regeneration
* Sloughs off stubborn dead skin cells
* Refines skin texture and adds vibrancy
* Unclogs pores to better absorb nutriants
* Helps prevent break-outs
* Reduces or heals red patches and rough, flakey patches
* Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
* Helps stimulate fibroblasts and collagen
Effecitive Exfoliation with Eminence Skin Care
Cleanse your skin. When skin is damp, apply the exfoliation mask.
Make sure to dilute the product. Use light pressure, moving around the
face in a gentle, circular motion. Do not over work or scrub too hard
and do not use around the eye area. Eminence's scrubs include:
* Almond & Mineral
* Rosehip and Maize
* Pear & Poppy Microderm Scrub
Enzymatic Mask: Cleanse your skin. Dilute and apply a thin layer of Eminence's Yam & Pumpkin Enzyme Peel
over your clean and dry face and neck. Avoid the eye area or active
acne lesions. Allow the mask to remain on the skin for 10-15 minutes.
Gently massage with fingertips to loosen dead skin cells. Remove product
using a towel soaked in cool water or tea. Follow with cotton pads
soaked in Soothing Chamomile Tonique to deactivate the product. Rinse
again with towels soaked in cool water. Glycolic Treatments are
performed by an esthetician.
Eminence's Naseberry Eye Exfoliation Masque is an enzymatic exfoliant gentle enough for the eye area.
Uses special equipment for treatments performed by estheticians. Ask
about my microdermasion series for optimal results and special savings.
Don't Forget Body Exfoliation
great way to exfoliate the entire body is a sugar scrub. Sugar scrubs
are especially suited to delicate and sensitive skins, and they will not
burn if you have little nicks or cuts, as a salt scrub can. Try the
various Eminence Sugar Scrubs:
* Blueberry Soy
* Cucumber Mint
* Cranberry Pomegranate
* Mimosa Champagne
* Pear & Green Apple
Follow Exfoliation with Effective Hydration
slough away the dead skin cells to smooth your skin texture and enjoy
your body's glow. As an added benefit exfoliated skin absorbs
moisturizing body lotions much more efficiently! Complete your new
beginning with one of the Eminence Organinc Body Lotions:
* Naseberry * Honeydew * Watermelon Papaya
* Stone Crop * Cinnamon Paprika