salt scrubs and exfoliation
Today I want to talk about our salt scrub but particularly how good exfoliation is for your skin. It actually helps to promote healthier skin. Exfoliation refers to the removal of the dead skin cells on the skin’s surface. As we age, the process of cell regeneration slows down. This means that the body is slower to shed skin cells and generate new ones. When old skin cells start to pile up on the surface of the skin, it can leave skin looking dull, rough, and dry. Furthermore, the build-up of dead skin cells can result in excess oil and clogged pores, leading to blemishes and acne. Proper exfoliation removes the barrier of dead skin cells clogging the skin and uncovers fresh new cells below. This opens the way for moisturizing products to penetrate more deeply into the skin, which makes them more effective.
How to exfoliate
If you use a manual exfoliating scrub, choose one with smooth, round granules (like ours!) rather than jagged, rough particles to avoid injuring your skin. Be gentle with the scrub—a light touch is all you need to slough off the dead skin cells. Any more than that and you’re likely to irritate your skin. I use a small amount from head to toe twice a week. I even use it on my face with very little pressure. Fun Fact: if you use a salt scrub right before you shave your legs you’ll get a closer shave!
In short, a regular exfoliating routine will leave your skin looking fresh and healthy. So whether you’re running low on your bath junkie salt scrub or never tried ours before, come on in and we’ll give you a complimentary hand treatment sure to help make your skin feel great!!