The Undeniable Wonders of Exfoliation

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At Sanctuary Spa, we believe our skin is precious and deserves to be properly cared for. Alongside cleansing and moisturizing, exfoliation is a step in your routine that is very important to getting you the results you desire. Removing dead skin, providing nourishment, and adding glow to your skin are just a few of the many benefits that exfoliation can offer. Whatever your skin type, exfoliation is something your complexion can absolutely benefit from. Here are few things to be mindful of when considering exfoliation.

Why Exfoliate?

One of the best things you can do for your skin to keep it looking youthful is to exfoliate. During the exfoliation process, dead skin cells on the outer layer of the skin are removed, giving the skin a smoother, brighter appearance. It helps to increase the skin’s natural regenerative efforts to more quickly produce fresh, younger cells.

Exfoliation also helps to get rid of dry, flaky skin cells that are often the root of a breakout, or make the complexion look dull. It also unblocks pores to help the skin better absorb any product you are applying.

How often should I exfoliate?

If you are exfoliating at home, or taking a trip to the spa, be mindful of your skin type. All skin is different, so it’s important to be aware of what your’s can handle.

  • Sensitive Skin – Limit exfoliation to once a week. Sensitive skin requires more caution than other skin types because it can be irritable. Overstimulation can result in redness or breakouts. It’s not uncommon to feel a tingling or a slight burning sensation when trying new products; however, it should never hurt or be too uncomfortable.
  • Dry Skin – Start by exfoliating once a week, then work your way up to two times a week as needed. Whether your skin is dry due to dehydration or is lacking oils, exfoliation is needed. The goal with dry skin is to reduce flakiness and remove cell buildup and rough texture to create a softer, smoother skin.
  • Oily & Acne-Prone Skin – We recommend exfoliating one to two times a week. Oily skin tends to be thicker than most skin, and dead skin cells can easily build up. If oily skin is not taken care of properly, dirt, dead cells and grease can stop up the follicles, creating acne.
  • Normal & Combination Skin – Start with exfoliating once a week, then exfoliate up to two times a week after 4-6 weeks if your skin will tolerate it. Even though normal skin doesn’t come with any obvious issues such as dryness or breakouts, dead skin cells still build up and can cause the skin to look lifeless and dull.
  • Mature/Prematurely Aging Skin – Exfoliate one to two times a week. As we age, our skin tends to become more delicate. More caution and care is required when exfoliating to avoid pulling or stretching the skin.

Exfoliation at the Spa

Body Exfoliation

The skin on all parts of our body needs to be exfoliated. At Sanctuary Spa, we want your skin to look, feel, and become as nourished as best as it can. To exfoliate the body, try our Sea Salt Scrub. In this scrub, Dead Sea Salts and freshwater colloidal silt are combined with algae extracts and essential oils to exfoliate and hydrate the body, leaving your skin feeling renewed. This scrub also helps increase circulation and improves digestion, general body weakness, and poor resistance to disease and infection.

Face Exfoliation

With Brea’s Signature Restorative Facial, our technicians use techniques to truly take care of your precious skin. This facial includes a revitalizing exfoliation along with cleansing and deep pore treatment for complexion. Your face will feel refreshed.

We want you to look and feel your best. Exfoliation is just another way to deeply care for your skin. If you want to know more, make an appointment and come in to consult with our technicians; they’d love to see you. Keep up the exfoliation at home, and depending on your skin type, we recommend coming in for a thorough spa exfoliation service at lease monthly, or more frequently.