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The Importance of Exfoliation

Daily exfoliation is the key to boosting cell turnover for smoother, brighter skin.

Healthy-looking skin requires a combination of chemical exfoliation, physical exfoliation, and enzymatic exfoliation

When it comes to exfoliation, you may be asking yourself one simple question: Do I really have to exfoliate every day? Or, even more to the point, should I exfoliate every day? 

what is exfoliation?

The skin is constantly generating new cells at the lower dermis level to replace dead skin cells on the upper layer, otherwise known as the epidermis. As we age, our cell turnover process slows down and cells gather unevenly on the skin’s surface, which leads to dull skin, dry skin, rough skin, and an overall lackluster appearance.   Exfoliating every day helps to remove dead skin cells, revealing the fresh, young cells below. Powder-based exfoliation, like Daily Milkfoliant, is one way to exfoliate the skin on your face and body. You can use this combination of physical, chemical, and enzymatic exfoliants every day because when activated by water, the oat-based, ultra-fine particles quickly dissolve into a creamy, frothy lather that smooths and soothes all skin.

so, do I need to exfoliate every day?

The short answer? Yes. Daily exfoliation is essential for smooth, healthy-looking skin but using the wrong exfoliant can cause:

  • Irritation, Increased sensitivity, Breakouts, Dry, dehydrated flaky skin

what exfoliant should I use daily?  Daily Milkfoliant is the peaceful way to exfoliate every day. This calming vegan exfoliating powder polishes skin while supporting the moisture barrier for healthier-looking skin. It contains Oat and Coconut, which activate upon contact with water and release botanical extracts rich in Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) and Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs). This helps polish away dead skin cells and removes dulling surface debris for a more even skin tone and texture.

When it comes to finding a gentle exfoliant, look no further. Daily Milkfoliant contains active ingredients that work together to polish your skin to perfection. Along with Oat and Coconut, you’ll find the following ingredients that help nourish the skin and replenish the moisture barrier for more hydrated, healthy-looking skin:

  • Essential minerals
  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Saccharide and Atomized Sea Salt.

Exfoliation is especially helpful to those with oily skin. In addition to smoothing, improving skin tone and enhancing skin's receptiveness of oil-controlling ingredients, exfoliation helps rid oily skin of dulling skin cells to help keep skin clear.

Exfoliation delivers a tighter, firmer, smoother look and feel of skin. Because of this result, many fall into the trap of over-exfoliation: an over-zealous approach that can actually reduce skin’s vitality and make it more susceptible to damage from UV light.

Over-exfoliation triggers the inflammatory response, leading to a compromised lipid barrier that won’t function properly, a sensitized skin condition, and accelerated premature aging.

Tell-tale signs of over-exfoliated skin include: 

  • noticeable dehydration
  • patchy areas of dryness
  • skin tautness
  • redness and itchiness
  • increased sensitivity
  • inflammatory acne and irritation

After skin recovery, begin exfoliating with a gentle exfoliant designed for daily use. If you desire a more intense level of exfoliation, look to non-abrasive exfoliants containing chemicals like Salicylic or Lactic Acid. .

What is Activated Charcoal, and why is it so effective in skin care? This powerful detoxifying ingredient is much more than it seems. Unlike the Charcoal typically found in a grill, Activated Charcoal is a carbonised, mineral-rich material that can adsorb more than 1,000 times its weight in positively-charged compounds.

We use Activated Binchotan Charcoal in our Daily Superfoliant.   Daily Superfoliant is a highly-active resurfacer, delivering your smoothest skin whilst helping to fight environmental triggers that are known to accelerate skin ageing. Activating upon contact with water, it purifies the skin and absorbs toxins from deep within pores. It also contains skin-smoothing AHAs, Niacinamide, Red Algae and Tara Fruit Extract to guard against the effects of pollution. 



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