An Argument for the Benefits of Manual Exfoliation
Chemical exfoliants are all the rage in skincare nowadays, with many users shunning traditional, manual exfoliators for fear of damaging the skin. This is false, and here’s why manual exfoliation remains an excellent choice for most skin types.
Chemical exfoliants and active ingredients don’t always combine well together. In order to use these products without causing damage to your skin, you must have an excellent knowledge of combining actives — something that the average buyer does not have.
A licensed esthetician or dermatologist is a good place to start if you want to use actives and chemical exfoliants and combine multiple products to create a complex skincare routine.
However the argument for manual exfoliants is that they generally will not have any adverse affects with other products in your routine and you are in control of how they effect your skin. Most users need to gently exfoliate with a manual exfoliant, such as a sugar scrub, only once or twice a week to reap significant benefits like cleaner, smaller looking pores and a healthy glow.
Gently cleaning the face with a manual exfoliator increases blood flow to the face which has a multitude of benefits, starting with a healthy looking glow. Besides unclogging pores, which consequently reduces acne and allows skincare to better penetrate the skin, manual exfoliation boosts circulation, promotes lymphatic drainage, as well as increases cell turnover.
In order to safely exfoliate with any scrub product, it is important to wet the face and hands with warm water, apply the product sparingly, and gently massage the face without applying too much pressure. When it comes to scrubs, a little goes a long way!
Our TES Everyface Scrub should be used 1-2 times a week. Combined with Turbinado sugar and raw Manuka honey, it harnesses the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of healing CBD to stimulate pro-collagen production and regulate hydration levels.