As we age, our skin begins to lose its youthful luster. But if you take care of the skin you’re in, you can certainly reap the benefits for a long time.
Exfoliate. Exfoliating fluffs away old skin cells and makes room for new, healthy, glowing cells to shine. The benefits are extremely rewarding. However, the price for maintaining glowing, healthy skin is consistency. So exfoliating regularly is key.
It is unrealistic to expect healthy skin if you’re not caring for it inside and out. Exfoliating tools are ideal for supporting your skin’s from the outside.
These 7 tools will help you level-up your glow game
Body brushes are used to exfoliate parts of the body like the arm, legs torso and back areas. It stimulates circulation and effectively exfoliates. You can use a dry body brush or a wet body brush.
- A dry skin brush – is used to exfoliate dead skin cells but has added benefits like circulation, lymphatic movement.
- A wet body brush – is used in the shower, wet. It too removes old skin cells and smoothes your skin.
- The facial brush – is used for the face only. You can use a dry facial brush or a wet facial brush. Facial brushes are usually small and have very gentle bristles that will gently cleanse and exfoliate your face. Think of this of a much less expensive, organic version of the Clarisonic facial brush, another alternative which uses electricity and oscillating brushes to remove dead skin cells and smooth the skin.
Loofah is a mesh of mature natural vines or fiber. It is used for exfoliating the arms, legs, back, and torso areas. It leaves the skin with a smoothe, texture and increases circulation.
The ramie organic wash cloth is also known as “China grass.” It can also be used with your body wash for a gentle or mild exfoliation or with hot water for a ritualistic hot towel scrub in the morning and evenings.
Sisal Wash Cloth
The sisal washcloth is made with sisal fiber and is coarse enough to clean your lower body, yet gentle enough to cleanse your face. You can use after removing makeup to get rid of any residues that may have clung to your skin. It’s also great for creases like, behind the ear, the outer ear, inner elbow, outer elbow, and decolletage.
Hemp wash cloth
This hand woven fabric washcloth is an all-rounder and is touted for its durability. It will gently exfoliate and deep clean your entire body. It’s perfect for areas like the face, ears, elbows
Pumice stone is made up of crushed volcanic rock. Since it can be too abrasive for the soft skin of the body, it’s usually used to exfoliate the thick skin under and on the sides of the feet. It leaves the skin of the under food smooth and supple. Use one to two times per week while in the shower.
Sea sponge is an organism that’s found on the ocean floor. They are sustainable, vegan, hypoallergenic and totally toxin-free. The sponge lathers generously and gives the skin a very gentle exfoliation.
As we age, our skin begins to lose its youthful luster. The benefits of exfoliating are extremely rewarding. You will enjoy glowing, smooth, and healthy skin. However, the price for maintaining healthy skin is consistency. I tell people all the time, don’t expect to have healthy skin if you’re not caring for it inside and out.
Dixie Lincoln- Nichols is a biological science educator, certified health coach and entrepreneur. Her work has been featured in media outlets like, Oprah Mag, SELF, Yahoo, Redbook, Natural Health, Instyle, Working Woman, Huffington Post, Essence Online, Tampa Tribune and more. She is currently the Chief Self-care Connoisseur and founder of I. O. Beauty Market, where she curates products that are free of toxic, harmful ingredients.