Spring is a time of awakening and renewal. As we happily welcome sunshine and blue skies back again, it’s time to come out from hiding under layers of winter clothing!
You want to look good and feel confident when you switch to your spring wardrobe and a simple way to do that is to make sure that your skin is soft, smooth and radiant.
Why do I need to exfoliate my skin?
Our skin is constantly renewing itself and as it does so the old, dead skin cells are pushed to the surface of our epidermis. Did you know that we lose 30 000-40 000 skin cells every minute? That’s almost 4kg per year!
If these old cells build up on your skin’s surface, they can make your skin appear dull, rough and dry.
For some people, this layer of dead skin cells can clog pores and cause the skin to excrete excess oil, causing breakouts and acne.
Exfoliation is simply the removal of dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. It sloughs off the layer of flaky cells and helps to clear your pores, restoring your skin’s natural renewal process and revealing glowing skin beneath.
The Nitty-Gritty of What Makes Our Scrubs so Good
Our unique blend of coffee, sugar and essential oils infuses with the steam of the shower creating a blissful, spa-like experience.
Many exfoliators can make your skin feel dry and parched. What makes our scrub so unique is that while the finely ground coffee granules gently remove dead cells without damaging delicate skin, the selected blend of natural oils soothe and comfort while you exfoliate, leaving your skin feeling nourished and glowing when you rinse the coffee granules off.
Aside from the delectable aroma, there are several reasons why coffee is good for your skin. Just as drinking coffee energises us, caffeine does the same for our skin. Caffeic acid is a powerful antioxidant that is known to boost collagen production and reduce premature ageing of cells. When massaged in a circular motion, the caffeine and antioxidants in coffee have been shown to have positive effects on cellulite.
Our coffee scrub is made with 100% natural ingredients which are all biodegradable so there are no nasties ending up in our waterways.
How to Exfoliate the Right Way
It’s best to exfoliate your skin in a warm shower 2-3 times a week. Gently massage the coffee scrub over your body in a circular motion using a soft cloth.
Don’t forget to take a moment while you do this to appreciate the miracle that is your body and feel gratitude for all that it does for you.
When you exfoliate the delicate skin on your face, neck and decolletage, massage lightly with your fingers using gentle pressure.
For your feet or elbows, consider using a harsher washcloth or loofah.
Don’t Just Take Our Word for It
There are so many benefits of regular exfoliation with Little Olive Tree coffee scrub:
- Improves uneven skin tone
- Prevents dry, flaky patches and clogged pores
- Increases production of collagen which rejuvenates our skin
- Encourages your skin’s natural renewal process which slows as we age
- Improves blood circulation beneath the skin, improving skin health
- Has positive effects on cellulite
- Leaves your skin smooth and radiant
- Improves your skin’s ability to absorb moisturiser