Why We Need to Exfoliate our Skin Regularly

Exfoliating our skin is as important as applying moisturizer and sunblock. We need to do it regularly.

You might be wondering: 1. why your facial cream is not working or it takes time to work 2. why inspite of having a rigid skin care your skin still looks dull 3. why your skin is rough 4. why your make up doesn’t blend well.

That’s because you don’t exfoliate your skin regularly.

Exfoliating means removing the outer layer of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin. If you don’t remove it, it’s going to pile up. If you don’t scrub those dead skin, no matter how expensive your skin care is it won’t work because you’re applying it on your dead skin.

If you don’t scrub those dead skin, your skin will feel rough. If you don’t remove those dead skin your skin will become dull. You will loose your natural glow and your natural radiance.

Then, you become ugly. hahahaha. Just kidding.

I exfoliate my skin once or twice a week. I do it regularly that it has become part of my beauty regimen.

I have a few exfoliating scrubs that I rotate on a regular basis. And these are: IMG_6155Avalon Organics Lavender LuminosityIMG_6158Andalou Naturals Grapefruit + C Exfoliating PeelIMG_6161Olay Fresh Effects Bead Me UpIMG_6164Andalou Naturals Lemon Sugar Facial Scrub

In buying exfoliating scrubs choose the ones that has fine beads. It is gentle on your skin and it won’t make your skin red. You can use the ones that has fine beads everyday without harming your delicate skin.

You can use the ones with sugar like beads at least once a week.

But if you don’t want to scrub your face you can always use creams that has Glycolic Acid.

If you don’t know what Glycolic Acid is, here’s a brief explanation on what it is and what it can do to your skin.

“Glycolic acid is a natural ingredient derived from sugar cane.

It falls into the set of ingredients called AHA’s, or alpha hydroxy acids. There are five ingredients that fall into the AHA category, which glycolic (sugar cane), lactic (milk), citric (oranges and lemons), malic (apples and pears) and tartaric acids (grapes).

Glycolic acid is probably the most common alpha hydroxy acid and has the reputation of being one of the safest forms of alpha hydroxy acid.

Glycolic Acid is an exfoliator. It safely removes the outer layer of dead skin cells on the surface your skin, bring fresh new skin to the surface. This is beneficial for those who are looking for ingredients that help with anti-aging.

Glycolic acid can also help lighten discoloration of the skin, such as sun spots or age spots and help those with acne-prone and blackhead-prone skin.”

You can thoroughly read about it here: Gylcolic Acid Skin Benefits

If I have time I sometimes use a facial mask that has glycolic acid.IMG_6162Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask

Unlike the scrubs you have to let this sit on your face for at least 5 to 10 minutes. So, if you have time try using this mask.

But if you’re always in a hurry and don’t have that extra 5 or 10 minutes you can always use the scrubs. Use it after you cleanse your face in the evening before going to bed at least twice a week to begin. An eventually just exfoliate at least once a week.

Take good care of yourself always. And start with your skin.

Bring back that glow and radiance that you are born with!

Andalou Naturals and Avalon Organics are available in all Healthy Options branches. Olay Fresh Effects is available in S&R.


  • Hi Ms. Tina! Love your blog. May I suggest you try CURE? It’s the number one exfoliating gel in Japan. It’s very gently on the skin and feels almost like water lang. They have it in beauty bar 🙂

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