If you are, we totally understand… the word “exfoliation” sounds very clinical, too technical, quite expensive, and more than a little bit scary. But it’s simple, really. Exfoliation just means removing the top layer of your skin—which is made up of mostly dead skin cells—to reveal the live, healthy cells underneath. That dead-cell layer, full of cells that have been dead for about a month (ick!), is blocking essential oxygen to your skin. And, when skin can’t breathe, it looks dull and dry, especially in the winter.
How much do you know about exfoliation? Try this short true-false quiz:
True or False? Slathering on rich body lotions or facial creams helps rejuvenate dull, dry skin.
False. Applying a heavy cream over dead skin cells actually adheres those dead cells to your skin. Exfoliate first!
True or False? Not exfoliating regularly can cause breakouts.
True. Dead skin cells clog pores, which can lead to acne and other skin conditions, and no one wants that!
True or False? Approximately 3,000-4,000 dead skin cells fall off your body each hour.
False. That number is way too low… it’s actually 30,000-40,000 per hour, or about a million in a 24-hour period!
True or False? Exfoliation helps makeup look more natural.
True. Makeup goes onto exfoliated skin much smoother and won’t cake the way it would if it were going on top of dead skin cells.
Exfoliation is something you can—and should—do regularly. (Check the package of your exfoliant for a recommendation about how often to use it.) Buff away that top layer, and you’ll be amazed at how the skin you reveal really glows. Your skincare products will absorb better, your makeup will go on smoother, you’ll unclog pores, and you’ll look younger, too!
Thanks to amazing products like Modicum Skincare’s cleanser and exfoliant in the Winter Yuzen Box, exfoliation can be done quickly and easily in the comfort of your own home. The two products are formulated to work together—simply put 1Ž4 teaspoon of the exfoliant into your dry palm, add 3 pumps of the cleanser, and mix with your fingers to create a paste. Massage the mixture onto your dry face, then rinse with warm water. Always follow cleansing and exfoliation with your favorite moisturizer.
To find out more about Modicum Skincare and the all-natural ingredients they use in their products, please visitwww.modicumskincare.com.