FAB BAG Magazine
Body Care Woman using body salts

Published on October 4th, 2016 | by Rima J Pundir

Exfoliation: Know where to stop!

A freshly scrubbed look is great, raw skin is not! Exfoliation is a beauty tool best tempered with caution…

It is good to follow a dedicated beauty regime of which exfoliation is an important part. “Young skin renews every 28 days, which is a regular skin metabolism rate. While renewing, the old and thick layer of skin sheds off letting the new skin come up on the surface. When you get close to 30, the renewal process takes longer. Slowly, the 28-day cycle is replaced by a 40-day one. The effects are easily seen on the skin too. Dullness, dehydration, pigmentation, fine lines are prominent signs of early ageing and environmental factors like stress levels, pollution, irregular eating and sleeping hours only add to it all…” says Dr. Meha Mhatre, Tressez.

Scrub it up

Exfoliation is important for your skin – it helps boost the skin’s mechanism of ‘off with the old and in with the new’. Scrubbing only your face won’t do the job, investing in a good body scrub is helpful too. Also, always remember to moisturise after scrubbing to keep your skin hydrated. Exfoliation falls under many kinds – pick what you need according to your skin type and remember to follow pack directions.

  1. Instead of soaping the skin directly, use a loofah every day with a mild body wash (or soap) for gentle exfoliation. This will improve the blood circulation and keep the skin fresh throughout the day.
  2. For young skin, natural exfoliation is the best. Fruits like papaya, strawberries, mango and pineapple contain AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) that gently exfoliate without any harm. Easy and economical to use; just grate the fruits, apply it on your face and neck evenly. Leave for 10 -15 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water. Do this twice a week for skin that’s fresh and renewed.
  3. Abrasive exfoliation – the bottled scrubs – use micro abrasive materials that ‘sandpaper’ the dead skin cells away – good for normal skin. However, if you are looking to treat skin imperfections then you need to move beyond the surface.
  4. Mechanical exfoliation or microdermabrasion, more commonly known as skin polishing removes thicker layers of the dead skin thus treating open pores and dull skin. Oily, pigmented and even patchy skin responds well to it – home packs are available too from brands such as Ponds, Phytomer and Mary Kay. 
  5. Chemical exfoliation, commonly known as ‘peels’ are great salon options – various acids such as glycolic, lactic or retinoic are used to chemically slough off dead skin cells. Effective on acne-prone or scarred skin – the uneven layers are slowly burnt away in multiple sittings. Best done in a salon.

Too much is too much!

Excess of anything is bad. No matter how important and mild the product is for your skin, overindulgence is not a good habit. Many of us buy face scrubs falling prey to the tempting promises made by TVCs. In reality, over use of face scrubs can actually harm skin in the long run. Abraded skin can have tiny microscopic cuts which instead of giving you smooth skin, can cause fine lines and early ageing. Always follow pack directions and keep scrubbing to once or twice a week only unless mentioned otherwise.

 FAB BAG PICKS
Natural Bath & Body Brown Sugar Body Scrub : Natural sugar crystals and butters blend in a pool of pomegranate oil to create this sumptuous body scrub. As the sweet brown sugar crystals exfoliate and soften the skin, the tart Pomegranate Oil delicately removes dirt without depleting you skin’s natural oils. Together, this delicious infusion gently polishes and conditions the skin, and leaves it glowing with health. Its sublime fragrance fills the air and lovingly scents your skin. CLICK HERE to view product
The Nature’s Co. Mandarin Sugar Scrub : Natural exfoliant; Promotes a finer textured skin; Removes stretch marks and scars; Encourages the growth of new skin cells. For Oily SkinAll you need to do for beautiful, smooth skin is scrub. Our Mandarin Sugar Body Scrub contains Brown Sugar which is a natural exfoliant and Mandarin oil that promotes a finer textured skin, is excellent in helping with stretch marks and scars and encourages the growth of new skin cells. In the shower or bath, spread the scrub over your entire body. CLICK HERE to view product
Inveda Avocado Scrub : Carefully formulated with Neroli, Oatmeal & various Ayurvedic herbs, this Face Scrub gently exfoliates Skin & removes dead cells & debris. Skin feels fresh & rejuvenated. CLICK HERE to view product

Tags: , , , ,


About the Author



Back to Top ↑

  • Recent Comments

  • Latest

  • Instagram Slider

    • The Object Of Desire SeptemberFabBag Sneak Peek 6  Somehellip
      1 week ago by thefabbag The 'Object Of Desire'  #SeptemberFabBag  Sneak Peek  #6  - Some may receive the Instarenew Multi-Action Under Eye Cream by Iraa to reduce puffiness, renew your youthful look, reduce fine lines & wrinkles, minimise dark circles & leave your skin moisturised all day long in the September Fab Bag. Tap the link in bio & Book Yours Now  #SkinCare   #FabBag   #BeautySubcription   #EyeCream 
    • Giveaway Alert Join in our 5th Anniversary Celebrations with thishellip
      1 week ago by thefabbag  #Giveaway  Alert: Join in our 5th Anniversary Celebrations with this Kool, Kind & Karing Skin Care  #Giveaway  from Kronokare that includes 2 Shower Gels, 2 Body Lotions, 1 Body Oil & 3 Glycerine Soaps. Are you amongst the 6 lucky winners to get this? To participate, all you have to do is: Step 1: Follow  @thefabbag  &  @kronokare  Step 2: Tag 3 friends Step 3: In the comment section below tell us about your skincare regime. Note: Participants, please keep your Instagram accounts public to be eligible to win.  #Contest  ends: 17th September 2017 11:59 PM
    • Time is running every moment! Have you subscribed to thehellip
      6 days ago by thefabbag Time is running every moment! Have you subscribed to the 5th Anniversary Edition 'The Object Of Desire'  #SeptemberFabBag  yet? Here's a sneak peek of what you might get inside this month's bag: SeaSoul Moisture Matt Lipstick, SUGAR Tip Tac Toe Nail Lacquer, Midas Touch Ultra Nourishing Lip Tint & CE_Namon Lip Plumper from Tvakh, Seer Secrets Body Cleanser & the Iraa Insta renew Multi-Action Under Eye Cream!  So stop contemplating & tap the link in bio to Book your Fab Bag Now!  #FabBag   #BeautySubscription   #TheObjectOfDEsire   #EntireBagReveal 
    • Lets celebrate your power to be desirable with The Objecthellip
      5 days ago by thefabbag Lets celebrate your power to be desirable with The Object Of Desire  #SeptemberFabBag . Tap the link in bio & Book yours now.  #FabBag   #BeautySubscription   #ObjectOfDesire   #Power   #Desirable 
    • Giveaway Alert Join in our 5th Anniversary celebrations and standhellip
      4 days ago by thefabbag  #Giveaway  Alert: Join in our 5th Anniversary celebrations and stand a chance to win this Makeup duo from Essence that includes their 3D Eyeshadow & I Love Extreme Volume Mascara. Hurry Up! We are giving away this incredible duo to 6 lucky ladies! To participate, all you have to do is: Step 1: Follow  @thefabbag  Step 2: Tag 3 friends Step 3: In the comment section below, tell us what look you will create with these products Note: Participants, please keep your Instagram accounts public to be eligible to win.  #Contest  ends: 20th September 2017 11:59 PM
    • Be as BOLD as your lipstick! The Seasoul Moisture Matthellip
      3 days ago by thefabbag Be as BOLD as your lipstick! The Seasoul Moisture Matt Lipstick contains Vitamin E and is a unique infusion of Care and Colour. Perfect for everyday use, it provides multiple benefits from moisturisation to protection. It glides easily on lips, giving it deep moisture and intensifying it with an amazing finish. Its hydrating yet matte finish formula helps it stay longer. A must-have for your makeup vanity - get one of these beauties along with other amazing beauty products! Tap the link in bio and Book the  #SeptemberFabBag  Now.  #FabBag   #SeasoulLipsticks   #LipstickLove   #BeautySubscription   #TheObjectOfDesire 
    • Absolutely stunning  attention grabbing! says sunshineblurbs about the Seasoulhellip
      2 days ago by thefabbag 'Absolutely stunning & attention grabbing!' says  @sunshineblurbs  about the Seasoul Moisture Matt Lipstick she received in The Object Of Desire  #SeptemberFabBag . It moisturises and intensifies to give an amazing long-lasting effect. A super hydrated and lead-free lipstick, it's your must-have matte finish lipstick, that's highly pigmented with no undertones. Don't wait, life is too short to wear boring lipstick. Tap the link in bio & Book your September Fab Bag now.  #FabBag   #BeautySubscription   #TheObjectOfDesire   #Lipstick   #LipCare   #Leadfree   #Natural   #MustHave   #SeasoulLipstick 
    • Giveaway Alert This month join in our 5th Anniversary celebrationshellip
      1 day ago by thefabbag  #Giveaway  Alert: This month join in our 5th Anniversary celebrations and stand a chance to win this all-natural Goodie Bag from The Nature's Co worth 995/- that includes: Exfoliating Face Wash, Bath Salt, Comb, Body Wash, Hair Cleanser cum Conditioner, Body Lotion, Soap, Body Mist, Cleansing Lotion, Lip Balm & Eye Mask. To participate, all you have to do is: Step 1: Follow  @thefabbag  &  @thenaturesco  Step 2: Tag 3 friends Step 3: In the comment section below, tell us what is your natural skin care regimen? Note: Participants, please keep your Instagram accounts public to be eligible to win.…