We’ve all been well-trained that our skin needs regular cleansing, moisturising, and protection from the sun, but are you missing a vital step in your routine that could improve your skin health even further?
Your skin cells regenerate about every 30 days, meaning that old skin cells die off and are replaced by new ones. The older cells form an outer layer, and will make your skin look more dull and wrinkled, or worse - clog your pores and encourage pimples. Removing these old cells by exfoliation or microdermabrasion will not only give your skin a smoother appearance, but will also aid in the penetration and effectiveness of your skin care products.
Because of the constant regeneration of skin cells, you’ll need to repeat your microdermabrasion routine every two to four weeks in order to see continual improvement. Keep in mind that without this extra layer, your skin will be more sensitive to sun exposure, so it’s even more important to always have sun protection.
Also, when we talk about exfoliation, people generally think of their face, but don’t forget the rest of your body! Removing dead cells from your legs can help prevent ingrown hairs, and your chest, shoulders, arms and hands often show your age if you don’t give them the same attention that you give to your face.
To help you achieve optimal skin, MiSMo has two products for exfoliation: Natural Face Exfoliator, which contains rice power to very gently exfoliate and cleanse, can be used regularly and on sensitive skins. Microderm Resurfacing Cream is a grainier product containing bamboo powder, which gives a stronger microdermabrasion. MiSMo chooses not to use polyethylene beads, as they are very damaging to the environment.
So make your New Year’s Resolution about looking after your skin from top to toe - not just your face!