The importance of exfoliating and moisturizing your skin?

Why Should I Exfoliate?

Plain and simple exfoliation is an important process in maintaining clean and healthy skin; it removes dead skin cells on the surface of your skin (the epidermis) keeping your skin cleaner, smoother and brighter.

Sugar Scrubs help clean your skin’s surface and unclogged pores which help with cell turnover and rejuvenation. Sugar Scrubs can be used on any body part as long as it is chemical and fragrance free as in Remarlé ® LLC products. Sugar cane is the main source of glycolic acid which is a good way to battle the signs of skin aging; it is also good for people experiencing acne and blackheads as well as extremely dry skin. When the sugar scrub is applied in a gentle circular motion removing or exfoliating as much of the dead skin cells as possible fresh new skin is revealed.  This is when you should moisturize.  The natural vitamin enriched oils used in Remarlé ® LLC products act as a barrier so that water does not quickly evaporate from the skin making it Remarkablé Smooth and Soft ™.  Additionally, Remarlé ® LLC products contain Vitamins A, C, and E known to contribute to the health of your skin.

Why do I need to moisturize my skin?

The skin needs moisture to repair and renew itself. While the skin produces it own oil through the sebaceous glands, sometimes extra moisture is needed. As we get older our skin does not produce enough oil and becomes very dry, add in menopause and all of a sudden the wrinkles, lines and visible signs are aging are prevalent. The Skin needs to be hydrated either internally or topically to be soft, supple and smooth.

Moisturizers have been found to help restore the skin barrier providing a protective layer on surface of the skin to trap water and prevent the penetration of irritants and allergens.  An emollient cream is superior in trapping the moisture within the skin. There are five randomized controlled  trials showing benefit to emollient use in atopic eczema. Remarlé ® Skin Smoothing Shea Butter Crème is an emollient and has been awarded the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance.

What are the benefits of Vitamins A, C, and E for my skin?

Vitamin A – Vitamin A is very good for skin health and it actually harnesses and reverses the effects of multiple skin problems. Vitamin A is known for remedying issues such as wrinkles as it acts as an antioxidant that limits the action of free radicals from causing damage to your skin.

Vitamin C – Vitamin C is a tremendous antioxidant that helps in slowing down the natural process of skin aging.  The skin usually begins to show its first signs of aging and wrinkling when the body stops or slows down the production of two proteins- elastin and collagen. These proteins are essential in order to maintain the health ofyour skin and keep it young. To overcome these skin problems, the use of vitamin C is highly beneficial as it assists in the production of collagen. It helps in minimizing the sun damage caused to the skin by neutralizing the free radicals.

Vitamin E – One of the major factors that cause substantial damage to our skin cells is exposure to ultraviolet radiation of the sun. When it permeates into the skin, it attacks the oxygen molecules present in the skin cells first. As a result, the oxygen molecules are converted into free radicals. Even though oxygen is an essential component for the existence of our life, its free radicals have high reactivity and are toxic in nature. Due to its reactive nature, the free radicals of oxygen launch an attack on proteins, lipids and DNA molecules. The collagen protein present in the skin which is responsible for making the skin smooth and supple are used up by the free radicals. This accelerates the aging process of the skin and gives rise to problems like skin discoloration, wrinkles, age spots, etc. The skin gets a leathery texture. It can increase the risk of skin cancer too. Vitamin E oil has some inherent qualities that enable it to provide protection to our skin from all these harmful effects of free radicals.

What are the benefits of Shea Butter Crème?

Shea butter is extracted from the nut of the shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa) in West Africa. High levels of natural anti-oxidants  (A and E) and essential fatty acids (Stearic and Oleic) found within the nut’s buttery contents have proven extremely effective for moisturizing and repairing damaged skin.  Shea Butter works because it is able to penetrate the epidermis and provide a protective layer which traps water and keeps the skin hydrated.

Shea butter’s healing qualities include:

  • Intense Moisturizer
  • Helps heal damaged skin
  • Helps restore skin’s own elasticity
  • Keeps skin supple during pregnancy
  • Sooths chronic skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis
  • Sooths rashes and helps protect from the sun (does not replace sunscreen)

Shea Butter also has antimicrobial (used against bacteria and antifungals) and anti-inflammatory properties.

To view my entire product line visit my website http://www.remarlellc.com

Sources:

http://eczemaguide.com/care/moisturizing.html

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