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The Benefits of Exfoliation

The Benefits of Exfoliation

Thursday, November 11th 2004

"How to have healthy looking skin this summer by avoiding cell build-up".

As summer approaches and before you splash out on skincare products, begin your beautiful skin preparations by starting with a simple yet necessary routine of your own to help keep your skin revitalised and smooth. Exfoliating (the removal of dead skin cells) is a quick, easy and yet important first step towards healthy looking skin.

Why do you need to Exfoliate?

Exfoliation is necessary to prevent the skin from being afflicted with cell build-up. If the dead skin cells are not properly removed it leads to the unattractive and unhealthy condition of cell and sebum build-up in which the stratum corneum layer of the skin thickens. Furthermore this prevents moisturising products from reaching the deeper epidermal layers. Your skin then begins to look dull, as flakes or dead skin cells become more noticeable. Exfoliation will also help with microcirculation, skin rehydration and reduce the formation of blemishes as we age.

Which exfoliation option?

There are many exfoliation devices from cloths, loofahs, sea sponges, liquid washes and exfoliating bars. Before you choose one, ask yourself what you would like to achieve. If you are looking for a product that exfoliates, cleanses and nourishes then use the bodEze Exfoliating Bars which are glycerin based bars with kiwifruit extracts and seeds. The gentle natural abrasive action of the kiwifruit seeds will leave your skin stimulated and revitalised. The natural oil contained in the kiwifruit seeds will leave your skin feeling smooth and moisturised. The kiwifruit extract is high in vitamin C and antioxidants to protect your skin against the effect of oxidation.

Reproduced unabridged from the October - December 2004 issue of Health and Herbal News, with the kind permission of Health and Herbs International Ltd.

Footnote from Ideal Health:

The following products are all useful for Skin Health and Exfoliation:

Facial Hair Removing Pack
Body Brush
General Tonic
Rosehip Oil
Rosehip Oil Body Lotion
Rosehip Oil Gentle Facial Exfoliant
Reincarnation Pure Facial Exfoliater
Skin Soothe Lotion

Related health information can be found here:

Skin Health
Stretch Marks
Active UMF manuka honey - wound healer
Efamarine for healthy skin, hair and nails
Water, the elixir of life

Related articles can be found here:

Botanical skin care from Trilogy
Trilogy - looking good, feeling good
Trilogy Rosehip Oil - why it's just so good for the skin
Women & Unwanted Facial Hair
You're beautiful damm it!

If you need help or advice, you are welcome to email our naturopathic team with your health question.

Disclaimer: The health information presented here has been written for the New Zealand health consumer. It is of a general nature and is only intended to provide a summary of the subjects covered. The information is not intended to be comprehensive or to provide medical advice to you. While all care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information, no responsibility or liability is accepted, and no person should act in reliance on any statement contained in the information provided. All health ailments should be treated by a qualified health professional.


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