The Benefits of Exfoliating

My love of exfoliation is not a secret.  Exfoliation, which is known as the best way to remove dead skin cells, is an essential part of a well-rounded skin care routine. By using an exfoliating scrub (like our Brio Phytonutrient Exfoliator) twice a week, you can keep your complexion healthy and glowing. But a glowing complexion isn’t the only benefit of adding exfoliation to your skin care routine!

♦ By getting rid of dead skin cells, you can clear up and prevent acne and other blemishes.

♦ Exfoliation doesn’t just remove dead skin cells — it clears away oil and other debris that clogs your pores. Once this is gone, your pores can shrink back down to their natural size.

♦ With dead skin cells gone, your skin will produce healthy cells to replace them. This creates a healthier skin texture, which translates to fewer lines and wrinkles.

♦ Exfoliation clears the way for moisturizers and other products to be better absorbed by the skin.

♦ Your skin has natural, healthy oils, but sometimes the glands that produce these oils can get a bit carried away. If this happens, dead skin cells tend to stick in the oil and clog up your pores.

♦ Dead skin cells can build up if they aren’t regularly removed from your skin’s surface. This is why exfoliation is necessary!

→ In addition, exfoliation evens skin tone, boosts circulation and lymphatic drainage, increases cell turnover, stimulates collagen synthesis, boosts blood flow, and improves collagen production.

I love that Brio Exfoliator combines a physical exfoliator (grainy texture) and a chemical exfoliator (safe-for-skin acids that dissolve debris) into 1 effective product.

How often should you exfoliate? Twice a week is good, and 3 times a week if you’ve been wearing a lot of makeup, sweating a lot, not washing your face properly, or have been traveling and essentially exposing your skin to environmental stressers.

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Nicki Carrea believes that true beauty is synonymous with well-being. In 2015 she established Genuine Glow, an inside-outside wellness and skin care brand, and is a published beauty and wellness writer and speaker. Drawing on her life experiences she conceptualized and launched the Genuine Glow blog, which spotlights authentic voices, and creates a platform for shared experiences and human connection. Nicki is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and currently resides in New York City. You can connect with Nicki here: LinkedIn

Genuine Glow is a wellness and skin care brand that creates nutrient-rich exfoliators and specializes in inside-outside health and beauty. Established in 2015, Genuine Glow has been nominated for 3 CEW Awards (Best New Indie Beauty Brand, Best New Indie Skin Care Brand, and Best Exfoliator/Scrub) and chosen as a Top 50 Breakthrough Beauty Brand. You can connect with the brand here: Website, Instagram, Facebook

“Genuine Glow™ products and blog are not intended to cure, treat, prevent, mitigate or diagnose any disease, and are not intended to affect the structure or any function of the human body. The Genuine Glow blog is based on anecdotal wisdom and the experiences and research reported by others. We are not medical professionals and we have not independently tested these claims. Always consult your physician or mental healthcare provider if you have questions about a medical or psychiatric condition.

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