Having beautiful, smooth, young-looking skin is no accident-it takes effort and care. Even naturally healthy-looking skin will look even better with some attention and the right products.
Benefits of Exfoliation
The skin is continually renewing itself, forming new skin cells at the bottom of the epidermis while the older cells dry up and flake away. While these cells will eventually fall away naturally, they can make your skin look dull. Speeding up the exfoliation process with one or two of the many products available can quickly make your skin look smoother, brighter, and more even in tone.
Regular exfoliation stimulates new skin cell formation and tightens the skin, which aids hydration in dry skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines in aging skin. Removal of the dead skin cells helps to prevent oily build-up and break-outs. Dark and light spots caused by blemishes are reduced, and blemishes themselves occur less frequently and are minimized when they do occur.
If exfoliation is good for your skin, an enzyme peel is great for it! Enzyme peels are uber-exfoliants, stripping away the dead cells while leaving the underlying healthy cells pH balanced, smooth and beautiful. By dissolving the surface layer of skin, you are treating your face more gently than by using rough exfoliant scrubs or harsh chemical peels.
Enzyme Peels use Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) and enzymes in conjunction with each other. The AHA loosen and lift the dead skin cells, while the enzymes dissolve them away. This is a gentle and natural process and is best done in a series to bring about the greatest effect.
PeterThomasRoth Clinical Skin Care makes a delightful Pumpkin Enzyme Peel, which uses pumpkin enzymes to clear away dead skin cells. This is a deep exfoliator that stimulates cellular turnover and uses anti-oxidants and vitamin A help protect, nourish, and repair skin. Plus, it smells like pumpkin-yum!
Body Rubs and Scrubs
Our face is what we look at in the mirrors every day, so it is easy to remember to take care of it, but we don’t want to neglect the rest of our body. Our entire body takes punishment from the environment and the skin needs to be nourished and exfoliated so it will be soft, smooth and elastic. Elastic skin recovers quickly from weight gain or loss, minimizing sagging and stretch marks.
This is where body scrubs and rubs come in. However, these products are not magic. One application won’t reverse years of damage-you will immediately have softer, smoother skin, but you need regular maintenance for the greatest skin health and elasticity.
Bella Luccé makes a Passionfruit Guava Body Rub that nourishes your skin from the outside-in with a creamy combination of Amazonian acai berries, guavas, bananas, starfruits and passionfruit . The anti-oxidants help to fight aging for an overall youthful and healthy appearance.
Every cell in our body needs oxygen to function properly, but the human body is not very efficient at getting oxygen into every cell-especially if you smoke, are stressed or eat poorly. Oxygen treatments help the body do this. Age-fighting oxygen, essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes are forced directly into the skin, pore by pore. As a result, your skin looks and feels healthy and vibrant.
Everyone can have beautiful, smooth skin with a little bit of time and effort. The key is long-term use of these products and treatments for optimum skin health.