The skin on every inch of your body naturally sloughs off and replaces itself about every 30 days. But dead skin doesn’t always shed completely, leading to flaky areas, clogged pores, and a dull complexion. Exfoliation helps with this.
Exfoliating is the process of removing dead skin cells and other debris from the surface of your skin using a granular scrub, physical exfoliation tool, or chemical product. Consider these reasons why it’s important to exfoliate.
- Unclog your pores: Dead skin seals your pores, causing oily sebum to get stuck there. By removing dead skin, oil is washed away when you cleanse your face, effectively preventing the formation of whiteheads and blackheads.
- Prevent acne breakouts: When done safely and correctly, exfoliation can also halt acne. Just don’t scrub your skin raw in the hopes of unclogging your pores, as this only harms your skin and leads to other problems. If preventing acne is your primary goal, try a gentle physical or chemical exfoliant a few times per week. Then, if your skin ever feels sensitive, reduce this frequency.
- Detoxify and boost circulation: Exfoliating does more than remove dead skin—it also sweeps away toxins and other unhealthy debris. In this way, an exfoliation is a form of cleansing detoxification. The act of gently scrubbing an area even increases circulation, delivering oxygen-rich blood to feed and nourish your skin.
- Enhance absorption: Clearing away the debris that sits on your skin helps any moisturizers, serums, and growth factors you use penetrate more deeply, increasing their effectiveness as a result.
- Even out your skin tone: If you struggle with roughness, hyperpigmentation, sun spots, or acne scars, exfoliation can help. The process of breaking down dead cells also smoothes your skin’s overall texture, making the surface appear more uniform.
- Improve skin radiance: The trick to achieving a dewy, baby-faced complexion is to keep the top layer of skin cells as fresh and healthy as possible. This is done by increasing cellular turnover with regular exfoliation.
- Slow the aging process: Continue exfoliating over the long term, and you can help stimulate collagen synthesis to keep your skin looking plump, firm, and young. Collagen is the key to preventing fine lines and wrinkles, meaning exfoliation offers impressive anti-aging benefits.
Ozonated oil has very useful biological benefits for your entire family's skincare regime as well as for naturally treating some of the most common conditions, such as redness, skin irritation, dermatitis, bedsores, herpes, poor circulation, scars, breakouts, rashes, ulcers, rubbing dryness…
- It protects the skin against external aggressors.
- It is deeply moisturizing and nourishing.
- It purifies, regenerates and repairs the skin. It helps the healing process.
- It improves blood circulation and associated problems (ulcers, severe dry skin…).
- It controls and prevents the proliferation of germs present in some skin conditions (acne, seborrhea, skin lesions…).
- It improves cellular metabolism and strengthens the natural anti-inflammatory system.
- It treats problematic or damaged skin (redness, bedsores, scars...).
- It helps to avoid the use of medical treatments such as corticosteroid creams.
Make Your Own Ozonated Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub
1. Measure out the sugar into a bowl. Plain white table sugar works great for this recipe, or you can use natural sugar for a more vigorous scrub. If you’re just making one batch for yourself, 4 heaping tablespoons will be enough for a miniature mason jar.
2. Add the ozonated coconut oil. So if you’re making one little mason jar’s worth, you’d add a heaping tablespoon of oil.
3. Mix both together. At first, it will seem like you have the wrong proportions as it takes a while for the oil to mix with the sugar.
How to Use Homemade Sugar Scrub
This scrub is so easy to use, and is great for your skin. You just rub a dab onto your skin for a few seconds, rinse off with warm water, and gently pat dry.
The sugar exfoliates and then dissolves quickly in the water, and the coconut oil will stay behind to continue moisturizing, so there’s no need to add lotion.