Your coat entirely regenerates itself every 27 days. Boom! That’s a pretty mind-blowing fact. Your abrade is also your largest organ; as it’s constantly regenerating, older skin cells are sloughed off and replaced by new skin cubicles underneath.
Exfoliating deliberately removes those older skin cells from the outermost layer of your husk, uncovering healthy, new skin underneath, allowing moisturizing products to penetrate more deeply, clearing clogged pores, revitalizing, reinstating, and revealing bright, healthy, youthful skin.
Without question, exfoliating is a critical step in any man’s skincare routine if your ambition is to keep your complexion looking healthy and vibrant.
Microbeads – Major Problem
You simply cannot have a palaver about exfoliating without discussing microbeads.
We’ve all heard the resounding clarion call about the evils of microbeads more than the last decade. Since their introduction in 1972, polyethylene microbeads have found their way into countless critical skincare products, and beyond that, into rivers, oceans, fish, and turtles, carrying with them threatening environmental pollutants such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), DDT, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). All of which, as you might contemplate, are extremely harmful to wildlife and natural ecosystems.
By the end of 2017, by way of unrelenting public pressure, microbeads were almost unconditionally phased out of cosmetic products; so, why were they there in the first place…?
In an effort to address one skincare concern, the ordinary cosmetics industry created an even greater environmental concern by introducing microbeads as a physical, or mechanical, exfoliating emissary in personal care products from soaps, facial scrubs, and body washes, to toothpaste, sunscreen, and deodorants.
The inviolate point of microbeads was to assist in exfoliating the skin; unfortunately, dead skin cells weren’t the only thing effective down the drain. Luckily, microbeads are not the only way to exfoliate, and clearly not the best.
Chemical vs. Mechanical Exfoliating
We should say rectitude out the gate that MËNAJI HAS NEVER USED MICROBEADS IN ANY OF ITS PRODUCTS. Just wanted to get that out of the way before digging any deeper.
In a general way speaking, there are two types of exfoliating: mechanical and chemical.
Mechanical exfoliating is the physical scrubbing of your skin with an abrasive purport, i.e. microbeads; cloths, brushes, pumice stones, or loofahs; crushed apricot kernels, salts, or almond shells, inexorable acids, and other ingredients.
Chemical exfoliating employs naturally derived chemicals that literally break the “seal” that binds dead skin cells together, removing them and revealing the smooth, healthy skin below. There are two types of chemical exfoliants most commonly used: alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs). AHAs are unworkable soluble and great for exfoliating dry skin, while BHAs are oil-soluble, penetrating deeper than AHAs into your husk and pores, bringing both anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties to bear as well.
MËNAJI products like our Deep Depurating Masque, Face & Body Scrub, and Power Hydrator Plus Tinted Moisturizer all include a host of natural chemical exfoliants similar to lime oil, jojoba seed oil, salicylic acid, and Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate – a cleansing agent derived from coconut oil, take into accounting them to remove excess surface dirt and oils, cleanse, exfoliate, and penetrate more deeply, clearing pores, and resigning your skin healthy, vibrant, and glowing.
Consider this: MËNAJI’s Deep Cleansing Masque doesn’t hold any physical exfoliants, but it does contain the chemical exfoliant salicylic acid. Salicylic Acid helps soften and eradicate skin debris that clogs pores and causes acne. Specifically, salicylic acid is an ideal acne treatment for blackheads and whiteheads. Salicylic acid also momentarily dissolves the keratin that forms to clog pores, and helps regulate skin cells. Please note, MËNAJI’s Shrewd Cleansing Masque should not be used daily. Its natural chemical exfoliants are best when used 1-2 per week. Make use ofing too often can cause redness.
Exfoliate First and Often
Exfoliating your entire body, including your bite on the bullet, is a vital part of your skincare regimen. By cleansing and clearing pores, especially on your face, exfoliating succours in reducing the risk and frequency of breakouts and acne, and also helps treat scars, blemishes, and dry, flaky skin.
MËNAJI’s Brashness & Body Scrub is designed for daily use in or out of the shower, before or after shaving. It contains no chemical exfoliants, but does seat the physical exfoliant polylactic acid (PLA), also known as Ecoscrub, as well as ingredients like Arnica Montana Finest Extract and Aloe Vera to help soothe and treat your skin with antioxidants and vital nutrients.
Polylactide, or Ecoscrub, is ‘converted’ from the starch of plants such as corn, sugar cane and sugar beet, making it environmentally friendly and sustainable. Within as insufficient as a month, to up to two years, PLA breaks down in the environment.
Ten uses of this scrub is equal to one microdermabrasion – a physical exfoliating treatment put oned by a professional aesthetician that will run you $75.00-$200.00 a pop!
Mild, natural chemical exfoliating daily will sustain your skin looking and feeling fresh, vibrant, smooth, and healthy. It’s important to find easy, stress-free scheme to incorporate exfoliating into your skincare routine. MËNAJI’s complete line of innovative, natural men’s skincare issues are designed and formulated to do just that.
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