One of the most fascinating facts about the skin is that it regularly sheds off dead skin cells to give way for new ones.
But often times, these dead skin cells don’t completely shed off. They get stuck to the surface of your skin and give it a very dull appearance. These dead skin cells clog your pores, lead to flaky patches and make the absorption of skincare products and treatments more difficult.
This is why exfoliating is highly necessary, whether it’s a spa treatment or a face/body scrub used regularly. It completely gets rid of dead skin cells and enhances the absorption of topical skincare products for a brighter and healthier skin.
A radiant skin undeniably gives more confidence and boosts self-esteem, which takes you one step closer to a stable emotional and mental health. It can also be therapeutic as it often aids relaxation, promotes rest and serves as a stress reliever.
How can exfoliating improve the appearance of your skin?
Aside from getting rid of dead skin cells, exfoliating increases blood circulation, promotes skin elasticity which leads to a firmer skin, and minimizes the appearance of breakouts, fine lines and related sagging.
While exfoliation can be done at any time of the day, the skin self-repairs at night and leaves a layer of dead skin cells which makes exfoliating in the morning more ideal. If you have sun sensitive skin, exfoliating at night is a better option as it gives the skin enough time to cover up before going under the sun, and prevents sunburn.
Exfoliating should be done after the use of cleansing products; to get rid of residual sweat, dirt, oil or makeup remnants from your skin and should be followed by the use of sunscreen, moisturizers or serums; to lock in moisture and minimize sunburn or irritation.
Keep in mind that daily exfoliating strips the skin of its natural oils, which can also cause breakout, stinging, redness, irritation and increased sensitivity, because the top layer of the skin is being removed before it is allowed to heal. Therefore, exfoliating should be done 2-3 times weekly, rather than daily.
It is also important to know that products or treatments used for exfoliating the body are different from those used on the face as it is more sensitive. With due diligence applied in following these processes, exfoliating restores smooth, ultrasoft, supple skin as well as streamlined body and contours. Revived and revitalized... it leaves your skin feeling like new.
While several ingredients play diverse roles as exfoliants, some of the most popular ingredients to consider include sugar, oat, honey, shea butter, coffee, orange, papaya, avocado, pure plant oils, etc.
Below are some benefits of these ingredients which have also been infused in ORÍKÌ treatments and products specially designed for a one-of-a-kind exfoliating experience:
- Deep Cleansing Face Mask – N7,500
Buff away impurities and dead surface cells with this Vitamins C and E packed scrub which provides protection from harsh environmental aggressors and improves toned, smooth and purified facial skin, revealing a healthier complexion.
- The ORÍKÌ Mint Sugar Body Scrub – N5,000
Gently remove pore clogging dead skin cells, oils and daily makeup residue with this natural exfoliator that lets the body breathe free, gets rid of dull skin and keeps lines and wrinkles in check.
- Vitamin C Radiant and Pure Facial Treatment – N22,000
This treatment contains orange or papaya extracts infused as a natural brightening agent and skin reviver. Your skin becomes brighter, suppler and any visible dullness minimized.
- Youthful Lift Facial Treatment with Hibiscus – N21,000
This anti-aging treatment helps reduce the appearance of early wrinkles, stimulate the vital functions of the skin and visibly redefines your facial features, leaving your skin smoother, younger-looking, toned and more radiant.
- Ultra-Hydrating Facial Treatment with Oats – N20,000
Just like oats, the nourishing and antioxidant properties of this treatment soaks up the excess oil on your skin and helps treat acne, dry skin and to remove dead skin cells.
- Totally Gentle Facial Treatment with Avocado - N18,000
Infused with the skin-softening virtues of avocado, this treatment repairs fragile or weakened skin and rebalances the skin’s natural defenses.
- Exfoliating Body Treatment with Coffee & Orange: 45 Minutes - N16,000
This treatment is an absolute “must” before any further body care because it helps product absorption and increases product effectiveness.
- Sweet as Honey Body Scrub: 45 Minutes - N15,000
The idea of this orange peel scrub rich in Vitamin C is to buff away dry, dehydrated skin while a natural moisturizing honey wrap leaves the skin feeling young.
- Mother-to-be Body Treatment with 100% Pure Plant Oil: 45 Minutes - N15,000
A preventive treatment that prepares the body for the changes that occur during pregnancy. It prepares skin for stretching and thus helps to prevent stretch marks, provide comfort and general well-being.
- ORÍKÌ Citrus Avocado: 45 Minutes – N15,000
This emollient body polish features skin-scourging sugar granules, a natural source of alpha hydroxy acid, buffered in rich oils to silken the body from top to toe.
Whether it’s for your face or body, the above listed are highly effective exfoliating products and treatments to consider for all-round radiant skin. Shop these products or book an appointment at the ORÍKÌ website now!