Do I really need to exfoliate???
I have often wondered do I really need to exfoliate...and the answer is absolutely! Just think about it our skin faces a lot from dirt to various weather conditions. Don’t forget pollution, not only does it hurt mother earth, but it also effects the skin with free radicals that attack the us and from fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. The older we get the more our skin goes through, so we must do something to help protect our skin.
Exfoliating removes dead skin cells, rough skin, and dirt which promotes new skin cells to grow making your skin brighter, clearer, and softer. Dead skin doesn’t properly absorb moisture which makes your skin appear dull but, when you exfoliate you remove that old layer of skin thus allowing your body to fully absorb moisture making your skin feel soft and look smooth. A lot of women of color suffer from hyperpigmentation and skin discoloration exfoliating your skin can help to improve those conditions and even your skin tone. Exfoliating also increases blood flow which flushes out toxins and minimizes the appearance of cellulite.
Well how do I exfoliate you ask?!?! It is simple, to start your skin must be wet so the perfect time is when you are taking a bath or shower. I suggest an all-natural body scrub made of sugar or salt. Use an exfoliating glove or a washcloth apply to skin in a circular motion for 20 –30 seconds then move on to the next body part, when done rise body with lukewarm water. Once out the bath or tub pat dry (not all way dry) then apply lotion or body butter to lock in moisture. Be aware to not over exfoliate, it is best to exfoliate 1- 3 times per week and never exfoliate broken, cut, or sunburned skin.
At Lola’s Kisses we carry a variety of nontoxic and all-natural body scrubs. Or body scrubs are made with sugar, shea butter, and other quality ingredients that will gently exfoliate and hydrate your skin. They are pretty and smell so yummy I often must remind myself to not eat them. We offer different scrubs for different outcomes like Orange Turmeric to make your skin glow, Lavender to say goodbye to stress, and many more available at our online shop.