The Importance of Skin Exfoliation25/01/2015
Exfoliation is considered one of the most important techniques that you can perform on your skin. Without first exfoliating your skin, subsequent treatments can prove ineffective and pointless. You may cleanse, moisturise, use masks or serums but if you do not exfoliate regularly, your skin will not be absorbing the full benefit of these treatments.
What is Exfoliation?
Exfoliation refers to the removal of the dead skin cells on the skin’s surface, revealing the healthy, alive and fresh layer underneath.
Benefits of Exfoliation
Exfoliation rids the body of any dry, dull skin by removing dead skin cells from the surface of the epidermis. By removing these dead cells, exfoliation can help keep pores from becoming clogged and leave skin with a refreshed and clean feeling.
In addition to the immediate visual benefits, exfoliation is excellent for stimulating blood circulation bringing fresh oxygen and nutrients onto the skin, while stimulates lymphatic drainage that will release toxins and waste – A great way to kick start a detox.
Finally, as none of us girls are getting any younger (!) and as the process of cell regeneration slows down as we age, a proper exfoliation routine becomes increasingly important.
What is the best way to Exfoliate?
There are different approaches necessary for each area of your body — you wouldn’t want to use the same methods, tools or products on your face as you would on the rest of your body. Furthermore, certain exfoliation techniques work best with certain skin types.
VOYA’s Love a Scrub, is a rich cream based exfoliator which can be mixed with water or your chosen Voya Cleanser to help gauge the level of exfoliation that you require. Ideally use in the shower by applying a pea size amount to slightly damp skin, work into the skin in circular motions from the chin to the forehead concentrating on the nose, chin and forehead. Rinse with warm water and tone with Voya’s Ritzy Spritzy.
For overly sensitive skin, you may not want to use a conventional exfoliating product. VOYA’s muslin facial cloths are excellent for adding an extra level of depth to any cleanser, while providing a natural exfoliation too.
Use in conjunction with any of our facial cleansers, move in circular motions from the chin towards the forehead, concentrating around the nose, chin and forehead area. This method will help boost circulation, dislodge dead skin cells, leaving the skin soft and refined.
VOYA’s Time to Shine Body Buff is a cream based, dual action body exfoliator containing super active ingredients such as Fucus Serratus, Fucus Vesiculosus and Ginger, all which help to stimulate the circulation and the lymphatic system cleansing the body from the inside out. Using finely ground walnut shell to gently buff the skins surface and a rich cream to hydrate and nourish, Time to Shine is your ideal product to help prep for that big weekend away or that summer holiday so you can tan quicker and deeper.
Ideal to use in the shower, apply in circular motions to the lower legs first working up towards to heart covering the full body. Rinse and apply Voya’s Angelicus Serratus Body Oil and Softly Does It Body Moisturiser.
The VOYA Organic Exfoliating Body Brush allows you to exfoliate every part of your body gently yet effectively, leaving the skin feeling and looking invigorated and revitalized. The brush works to eliminate dead skin cells and stimulate the blood flow to leave skin looking renewed, radiant and velvety soft.
Exfoliating Spa treatments
VOYA also offer incredible, results driven exfoliation treatments in some of the world’s top spas and resorts across the world. Find your local Spa here. Our Dry Body Brushing Ritual covers your whole body using a firm horse-hair bristled brush followed by full body massage. The Pure Organic Peppermint and Seaweed Sugar glow treatment features a fabulously fragrant mix of organic peppermint leaf, seaweed and sugar, all of which perform the double action of gently removing dead skin cell.
So, commit to a regular exfoliating routine incorporating the above and witness the dramatic improvements in your skins health and appearance. Please get in touch if you have any questions on exfoliating by inserting your comment in the box below. We’d love to hear from you.